Finding a classy looking watch that has both the right visuals and performance but also comes in under $1k isn’t always easy which is why it’s always heartening to come across watchmakers like Martenero who deliver exemplary timepieces that don’t break the bank such as the Kerrison 38 Watch. This superb accessory is a contemporary play on the classic gentleman’s sport watch and delivers style and substance in spades.
With a price tag of just $595, the Martenero Kerrison 38 Watch is an absolute steal in our opinion here at Coolector HQ and it is definitely one of the coolest looking timepieces you can get on your wrist for under a grand. With a sophisticated aesthetic, the Kerrison 38 is sturdy and robust enough for any adventure you have planned and yet sufficiently subtle and elegant to be worn with a blazer and more formal occasions, this watch is about as versatile as it gets.
Relative newcomers to the watchmaking industry, Martenero bust onto the scene in 2014 and have been crafting some of the most dapper looking, affordable watches since. They are based in Brooklyn, New York, and deliver a mix of classic concepts and contemporary designs to create something completely original to the brand. These distinctive designs take their inspiration from everything from pilots and field watches to classic dress pieces and the Kerrison 38 is one of our favourites from the American watchmaker to date.
The Martenero Kerrison 38 Watch makes use of large numerals at three, nine and twelve in order to keep the legibility high, while an eye-catching use of colour provides a level of style and aesthetic impact not typically associated with watches in this genre. The Kerrison Watch is available in both a 38 and 42mm size in order to accommodate a range of different wrist sizes and style tastes. There are excellent features to be found throughout the Kerrison that make it’s sub-$600 price tag all the more extraordinary.
Some of the most stand out elements of the Martenero Kerrison 38 Watch include the Miyota 9015 automatic calibre movement which is a Japanese-made movement that is rapidly becoming an industry workhorse, due to its reliability and wonderfully thin profile. The 9015 boasts 24-jewels, date, hand-winding, 42-hour power reserve, a frequency of 28,800 bph (beats per hour) and hacking seconds (the second hand stops when the crown is pulled out) for a thoroughly engaging performance.
It’s not just the excellent price of the Martenero Kerrison 38 Watch that makes it stand out from the competition, it is genuinely one of the coolest looking timepieces that you’ll find in this price bracket. If you’re in the market for a new timepiece this autumn and want one overflowing with dapper design aesthetics and which doesn’t cost the earth, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better candidate than the Kerrison 38.
Style, affordability and high end characteristics, it’s easy to see why the Kerrison 38 Watch is one of Martenero’s most popular timepieces. We’re big fans of its visuals here at Coolector HQ and it has great elements like stainless steel casing and a luxurious black leather strap which really seal the deal. Say hello to your next must-have watch.