Finding a classy looking watch that doesn’t break the bank isn’t always easy but there are some brands and watchmakers that sit right in the sweet spot so far as this is concerned. One such watchmaker is Martenero and awesome releases like this Edgemere Reserve series of timepieces. Devilishly dapper and wonderfully well made, this collection has definitely caught our eye here at Coolector HQ and the fact they can be on your wrist for as little as $695 is the real icing on the cake.
The Martenero Edgemere Reserve Watch is positively chock full of fine features which really does belie its impressive affordability which comes in at under $700. Since Martenero emerged onto the scene in early 2014, they have established themselves as one of the leading microbrands in the current watch landscape and this is based upon top quality releases like the Edgemere Reserve. Based in Brooklyn, New York, the watchmaker delivers a mix of classic concepts and contemporary design language to provide something completely original to Martenero.
Sophistication & Style
The Edgemere Reserve series is a nautical-themed collection of watches that takes its design inspiration from the marine chronometers and deck watches of the 19th and early 20th century and this gives it a highly distinctive visual impact on the wrist. Typically a very traditional style, Martenero takes the theme into new, contemporary territory by playing with bold colours and texture to deliver timepieces that are fun, modern and thoroughly stylish.
Quality materials and components combine with the Martenero Edgemere Reserve Watches ($695) and you’ll be hard pressed to get such an accomplished watch on your wrist for such an affordable price anywhere else on the market. It uses the workhorse Miyota 9132 movement which is extremely reliable and robust and has an automatic winding action with a 42 hour power reserve.
Playing off of the instrument-inspiration that runs through the design of the watch, the Edgemere Reserve boasts a power reserve at 12, 24-hour sub-dial at 6 and a date window at 3. These are all complications that don’t just add to the aesthetic of the timepiece, but also ramps up its usability considerably to boot. Inside of the Edgemere Reserve is the Miyota 9132 automatic caliber which is a Japanese-made movement that is well regarded for its durability and reliability.
Jewel in the Crown
Martenero are a watchmaker that have been on our radar here at The Coolector for years now and the Edgemere Reserve is unquestionably one of their classiest releases to date. It has 26-jewels, power reserve, 24-hour hand, date, hand-winding, hacking, a 42-hour power reserve and a frequency of 28,800 bph (beats per hour). This is complemented by a 30m water resistance and a robust stainless steel casing.
If you’re seeking a new timepiece that oozes class but doesn’t impact your wallet to heavily, the Edgemere Reserve series from Martenero ($695) would certainly be a top pick of ours here at Coolector HQ. With its highly striking dials, impressive movement and luxurious look and feel, it’s hard to find fault with such an affordable and striking timepiece.