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Magrette Leoncino, A Nod to the Past

Posted on 05 May 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

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Magrette is offering fans a chance to order a new watch from them, the Leoncino (Little Lion), an automatic that takes its design cues from the styles of the 60s.  The case is a squared off cushion style, with lugs that taper from the edges of the case to the strap.  The finish is polished stainless steel (brushed on the sides), perfect to go with bright chrome fenders.  The dial, however, that is pure Magrette DNA with a clean modern look. Continue Reading

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Magrette Moana Pacific Pro Vintage Review

Posted on 23 April 2014 by Patrick Kansa


For long-time readers of our site, Magrette is a brand that needs no introduction. Hailing from New Zealand, their cushion-cased watches have been favorably received, offering a great combination of styling and price. Today, we’ll be looking one of their latest iterations of the Moana Professional, the Vintage Brown. Along with offering a new colorway, it also serves to introduce their new travel wallet. Continue Reading

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REVIEW: Magrette Moana Chrono PVD

Posted on 30 October 2012 by Patrick Kansa


I’ve got a soft spot in my heart (and my collection) for Magrette, as their Regattare 2011 was the first mechanical watch to enter my collection (oddly enough, just before I started writing here, as well).    If you recall, we  Continue Reading

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Magrette Regattare Update (Part 2)

Posted on 10 November 2011 by Patrick Kansa

In yesterday’s post, I started my “long term” update on Magrette’s Regattare 2011 watch.  Today, we’ll wrap up my experience, and give you a final recommendation on the piece.

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Magrette Regattare Update (Part 1)

Posted on 09 November 2011 by Patrick Kansa

As you read in my earlier posts (here and here), I was fortunate to have a Magrette Regattare 2011 enter my personal collection.  I’ve now had a good bit more wrist time with the watch, so I thought I’d give you a “long term” update on the watch.

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REVIEW: Magrette Regattare 2011 (part 2)

Posted on 20 September 2011 by Patrick Kansa

(For part 1, see yesterday’s post). Now, we can finally take a look at the watch itself.  As I mentioned yesterday, the case is made from stainless steel, and measures in at 44mm.  What makes it interesting for me is the use of both brushed and polished finishes in an alternating manner.  When you look down on the watch, the bezel is brushed, but you see the polished finish of the case.  Alternately, when you look at it from the side, you can again see the varied finishes.

Another interesting twist to this watch is the internal bezel.  It’s uni-directional, and is controlled by the upper screw-down crown, which is signed.  The lower crown (also signed) can be used to manually wind the watch (even an automatic can be jump-started), set the time, and/or set the date, after unscrewing it and adjusting it to the correct position.
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REVIEW: Magrette Regattare 2011 (part 1)

Posted on 19 September 2011 by Patrick Kansa

If you saw my earlier review on another Magrette model (the Bronze Regattare), you know that I came away impressed by what I saw.  Well, fortune has smiled, and one of their Regattare 2011 models showed up on my doorstep.  This post (and tomorrow’s) will be used to review the watch.

Their logo (as shown to the right) was the first thing that greeted me.  The watch Continue Reading

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