Today I review something a little bit different. Many watches have a theme, such as a dive watch, pilot watch, sailing, yachting, field watch etc, today we look at the Culinary Watch, by Morpheus Fine Watches, or its full name the Master Chef Culinary Watch. Now, while most of the theme or styled watches I spoke of are modeled after or meant to be used in those specific categories, the Culinary Watch is more a fun watch with some restaurant (mostly cookware) inspired designs, as opposed to one that would really be used in the kitchen as a chef.
I chose to review this watch, because I spent many years in the kitchen for a living, and because I’m still passionate about food and cooking, so I thought this would be a fun watch to review. Obviously this watch is not going to be for everybody, but for the watch guys/gals that also happen to be chefs/cooks, work in the industry etc., it might be worth a look for them.
Please take a look at the full specifications below:
- Case: 42mm wide/45mm with crown, 316 Stainless Steel
- 13mm thick
- 52mm lug to lug
- 22mm lug width
- Crystal: Domed Sapphire
- Movement Miyota 21 jewel automatic movement
- Bracelet: 316-brushed stainless steel with flip lock clasp
- Crown: Screw Down
- Water Resistance: 5atm
- Price $495 USD
As I said, the Morpheus Master Chef Culinary Watch is a little different, fun and funky, but not over the top in my opinion. In the video below I give a good look at the watch and talk about is features. Please watch the video presentation.
The Culinary Watch comes in a lacquered wood box and has your normal pillow on the inside in which your watch is wrapped around. It is a nice wood box, and something a little above the cardboard or rubber boxes from some companies. (It would be cool though if they put it in a package that had something to do with culinary, like if it came in a knife roll or something).
The 42mm case is a nice everyday size for most people, and is done in all satin stainless steel with the exception of the outer bezel, which is high polished. The case is definitely unique and something that was custom made as opposed to an off the shelf case. On the non-crown side, you will find the words “culinary” deeply engraved. When it comes to the crown, it is designed after an oven knob, and a pot handle for a somewhat crown guard. Even though only water resistant to 5 atm(50 meters), it has a screw down crown. The lugs have rivets that attach them to the case, or it looks as such anyways. I am not sure if they are decoration or actual rivets.
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