One of the youngest members of the luxury watchmaking industry, practically unknown to the majority of the watch enthusiasts worldwide, Magrette is a name, which stands for mysterious, alluring, old world and strong wristwatches, which combine the up most accuracy and functionality of Swiss-made mechanisms, with original design inspired by the exotic traditions of New Zealand.
Magrette was created by the impassionate watch collector and designer Dion Wynyard McAsey, who started to collect high-end wristwatches at the age of 7, and who, many years later, followed a bold dream – that of entering the elitist world of the Haute Horology.
The brand, headquartered in the legendary City of Sails, in Auckland, New Zealand, Magrette started its existence as a small boutique watch company, which produced high-end wristwatches that conquered the hearts of impassionate collectors through an through innovative nature and original approach to design.
Not long ago, the brand released another sophisticated new model inspired by the rich culture of the Maori tribes, the superb Magrette Tane Watch, which captures the fascinating legend of Tane, the Lord of the Forest, who is said to be the one who separated the gods of the earth and sky, and brought light to the universe.
The new Magrette Tane Watch belongs to a limited edition of only 10 pieces, which reveal a very sophisticated case design, embellished with tribal-inspired handmade engravings, which cover the watch’s sides, bezel and lugs. The model features the brand’s signature cushion-shaped case, measuring 44 mm in diameter, performed from polished stainless steel, which incorporates a screw-down crown and an exhibition case-back, which allows a curious eye to admire the wonderfully decorated movement, which animates the timepiece.
The complex architecture of the case is, moreover balanced by a minimalist black dial, nicely completed with baton-shaped hour and minutes hands, and with laser cut hour indices and Arabic numeral hour markers, filled with LÜM-TEC GX, a luminescent substance, which confers remarkable night-time readability and afterglow persistence.
Especially designed to be a reliable timekeeping companion, the new Magrette Tane Watch accommodates a top-quality, self-winding mechanical movement, the ETA 28024-2 caliber, which incorporates 25 jewels, and ensures central hours, minutes and seconds functions.
A real thrill for any enthusiast watch collector, the new Magrette Tane Watch embraces the wrist with a stylish black leather strap, with individualizing red stitching and red inner side; as far as the price goes, the model was listed at a base price of $4,485.00 plus $300.00 shipping costs.
Magrette Tane, Lord of the Forest Limited Edition Watch Gallery