I am a big fan of Magrette Watches, and I have been for a long time. I have followed the brand, owned and reviewed many of their watches since their inception, and they always seem to deliver a great watch for a not so large price point. (Magrette does make many limited edition watches, such as hand engraved models and others, that do have a higher price tag)
One of their newest offerings is the Magrette Dual Time, a 42mm steel case with a combo of brushed and steel finishes, or all black pvd. Today I will be discussing the stainless steel white dial model. As usual, Magrette has excellent case finishing, a sapphire crystal, an automatic movement (in this case the Miyota 9015), a sandwich dial, superb packaging and two leather straps. This was all offered for a pre order price of $515, with the current selling price at $575. This is one of the few offerings Magrette has done in 42mm, so for the people wanting a Magrette but not liking the large 44-45mm sizes they usually have done, this might be one you want to check out.
Please take an HD look at my video presentation below:
Magrette Dual Time Full Specifications:
- MOVEMENT: Miyota 9015
- CASE DIAMETER: 42mm
- CASE THICKNESS: 12mm
- CASE LENGTH: 51mm
- LUG WIDTH: 22MM
- WEIGHT: 95.8 grams
- CASE FINISH: 316 stainless steel
- CROWN: screw down crown
- CRYSTAL: Double domed sapphire with AR coating
- WATER RESISTANCE: 200 meters
- STRAP: Leather strap with Lorica Lining
- LIMITED EDITION: 500 pieces per color.
- Current price $575
The case of the Magrette is all brushed, except for the fixed bezel and surrounding accents on the screw down crowns. This is some subtle polish, as in the past Magrette has used high polish on the tops or sides of case, tops of lugs, etc. I am usually more of a brushed or bead blasted fan, so the little touches of high polish are welcome to me. The crown located at the 4 o’clock position is for setting the time and date, and the crown at the 2 position is for the internal bezel which acts as a second time zone.
Because the watch can be used to track another time zone, something that travelers often use, the case back of the Dual Time has an engraved Frigatebird. Direct from Magrette, the Frigatebird with a wingspan that can reach 2-3 meters, is known to stay in the air for up to a week, feeding itself by snatching prey from the sea surface. A great symbol for exploration and freedom, the spirit of this watch in a nutshell.
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