This month, we have an opportunity for you to win a Melbourne Watch Co Portsea Heritage.  This is a watch we originally wrote about back in 2014 (here), and while we’ve not been hands-on with the watch, it’s one that should make the winner quite happy.

Well, to be clear, what  Matt wrote about was the very first version of the Portsea.  What is up for grabs this month is the newest version of the watch, which is a take on the classic looks of marine chronometers.

For me, the star of the show is the dial, which is a multi-layer affair, with the central portion (with the grooves) actually being made of ceramic.  On the darker colors, this is hard to pick up on in the photos, but for the white dials, there’s a creamy translucence that seems to come through.

Rounding out the rest of the watch, you’ve got a 40mm stainless steel case housing a Seiko NH35 movement, 20mm strap, 100m WR resistance, and some rather classy (and classic) looks – including a color-matched date wheel!

To enter to win your choice of Melbourne Portsea, we’ve got the same simple process as we’ve had before:

  1. In the comments below, let us know what your favorite watch is that features ceramic in it’s construction (be it the dial, bezel, or elsewhere)
  2. Head on over to the Giveaway Widget, and complete your entry

Please be aware, while Melbourne Watch Co will ship the watch to the winner anywhere in the world, the winner will be responsible for any customs or duties imposed at the border.

Our thanks to Melbourne Watch Co for sponsoring this month’s giveaway!

Tech Specs from Melbourne Watch Co

  • Case – 40mm 316L Stainless Steel
  • Movement – Seiko Cal. NH35 Automatic
  • Crystal – Flat Sapphire
  • Dial – Multi-layered with ceramic main disc
  • Hands – Diamond cut, ion plated
  • Strap – 20mm leather, 18mm Stainless Steel Buckle
  • Water Resistance – 100m/10ATM
  • Warranty – 24 Months

By Patrick Kansa

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46 thoughts on “The May 2017 WWR Giveaway: The Melbourne Watch Co Portsea Heritage”
  1. The Panerai Luminor PAM00438 is my favorite, ceramic only makes it look better, in my opinion.

  2. The Panerai Luminor PAM 00438 is my favorite, although it’s out of my buying range 🙂 Thank you for another splendid giveaway!

  3. my favorite is the Melbourne Portsea Heritage in white. Love how the ceramic grooves “pop out” on the dial.

  4. I really like grand feu dials… but generally the presence of one means I can’t afford it. I’ll take a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master tho… or a car. 🙂

  5. The black ceramic Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon would be my favourite!

  6. A watch with ceramics would be the Rolex Submariner, that’s my favourite!

  7. The recently announced ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is too cool.

  8. Favorite ceramic would be either the black omega speedmaster or the black grand seiko! Hard to choose between those two

  9. I really like the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic. Slightly out of my league, alas.

  10. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch with ceramic bezel and Liquidmetal which will be last long and non-fading.
    But ceramic dial on Melbourne Portsea is also looking great.

  11. No doubt about it the dials. Not sure which is the best looking. Affordable or without price tag 🙂

  12. I simply adore the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M with blue dial and a blue ceramic bezel with Liquidmetal on a 39.5 mm case.

  13. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in ceramic looks great.

  14. I think Omega’s Planet Ocean Watches with ceramic cases is the best. I really want this.

  15. while there are many great suggestions already, my favorite ceramic watch is my Seamaster pro with the blue ceramic bezel.

  16. My favorite is a modded Seiko SKX!

    Haha, kidding. That Speedy Dark Side of the Moon is really quite something to look at.

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