This incredible watch was thought impossible given the level of detail all over the timepiece's case - but passion made it possible. Graduating from having a limited edition watch with just an engraved bezel - New Zealand's own and only watch company, Magrette, now presents "Maui's Fish
." The watch is based on the Magrette Regattare model, but adds an incredible amount of decoration styled after the art and stories of New Zealand's native people, the Maoris.
What I like so much about the engravings is the level of character as opposed to just being pretty. Expressive faces peek between waves and winds, with an overall visual effect of the watch being quite satisfying and appearing grand in scale. The images actually tell a story related to a Maori mythological tale relating to the creation of New Zealand's northern island, you can learn more about it via the link above. A good story like that to share while showing off your watch is something you don't get with most other timepieces.
Inside the watch is a Swiss automatic mechanical ETA 2824-2 movement, with a legible and attractive dial similar to Anonimo watch faces. The steel case is 44mm wide, and the watch comes in a limited edition presentation box crafted from New Zealand Kauri timber. Price is a very reasonable $3985, but the watch comes in a limited edition of just 10. A really great watch with a great story. See the gallery below for more images of the Magrette Maui's Fish.
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