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10-Year Anniversary Model From Magrette

Fri 1st of September 2017 at 18:00:00

The Moana Pacific Professional Kara is Magrette’s latest premium dive watch and celebrates the brand’s 10-year anniversary.

Kara (prounounced “cah-rah”) is Maori for “flag” and references the use of New Zealand blue, red and white as the color palette. Blue also represents the surrounding waters of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. The association with the national flag and colors underscores the deep pride Magrette takes in being a New Zealand watch brand.

This watch introduces a Grade 5 titanium case (noted for its superior tensile strength and surface hardness) for the first time in Magrette’s dive collection. In addition to titanium’s exceptional corrosion resistance and high strength–to–weight ratio the Kara is built for the toughest aquatic environments with a water resistance rating of 500M, large screw-down crown with safety alert collar, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and engraved ceramic bezel insert. The Moana Pacific Professional Kara is powered by the automatic Caliber STP1-11 from Swiss Technology Production SA . This movement along with a new custom winding rotor is visible through a sapphire caseback, another first in the Moana Pacific Pro legacy.

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Review - Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel

Wed 12th of April 2017 at 15:46:00

If you're looking for a thorough review of our new Moana Pacific Professional Black & Steel editions, then head over to the Watchuseek forum where member 'mitchjrj' has posted his impressions.

In it he concludes:

The Moana Pacific Pro Black and Steel are both winners in my book. They are very complete dive watches that tick a lot of boxes between the materials, components, finishing, design and packaging. It will be a difficult choice for many, deciding between the more conventional Black or razor sharp Steel. 

Read the full review here.

Be warned, there's some delightfully 'colourful' language in there.


The 15 Best Watches Under $1500 - American Express Essentials

Wed 12th of April 2017 at 15:03:00

Very thrilled that our Moana Pacific Professional Steel is on the American Express Essentials list of 15 Best Watches Under $1500.

From the article:

New Zealand-based micro-watch brand Magrette offers uncommonly refined sports watches inspired by traditional diving instruments and maritime sports. Most all, of their watches are all limited editions with low production volumes and a careful attention to detail. The Moana Pacific Steel is 44mm wide and water-resistant to 500 metres, contains a Swiss automatic movement, and comes with an assortment of straps and features uncommon at this accessible price level.

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Wrist Watch Review

Mon 13th of March 2017 at 20:41:00

The Magrette Moana Pacific Pro Steel is now up for pre-order.

From the article:

I will freely admit, there is a soft spot in my mechanical watch heart when it comes to Magrette.  This is because they produced the first automatic that I had to grace my wrist, and the smell of that pine box that it came in sticks with me to this day.  Well, that, and the fact that they’re producing some great designs at lovely prices. The newest Magrette Moana Pacific Professional (in steel) follow that trend, and adds something new to the mix.

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A Blog To Watch

Mon 13th of March 2017 at 20:39:00

MAGRETTE MOANA PACIFIC PROFESSIONAL BLACK WATCH

From the article:

Now in its tenth year of operation, it’s almost unfair to call Magrette a "micro" anymore, as the Auckland, NZ-based brand has earned its place at the table and continues to impress with affordable, original designs that have maintained their staying power in an increasingly crowded space of independent watch labels. Further solidifying the brand’s reputation is an update to its flagship Moana Pacific Professional – a 44mm diver that's still as affordable as ever, but is now powered by a Swiss-made STP movement, and finished with a brushed-steel and fully lumed, DLC-coated bezel insert.


Editor's Pick - UNO Magazine

Wed 22nd of February 2017 at 15:55:00

Moana Pacific Professional Black Features in New Zealand Magazine - UNO

Great to be the editor's pick in a great magazine - Thanks guys.

UNO website


Worn & Wound

Mon 30th of January 2017 at 19:29:00

The Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Gets Updated, Pre-order Now.

New Zealand-based Magrette is no stranger to worn&wound. Way back when, we took a close look at the brand’s Regattare 2011. It was then and remains today a conceptually interesting watch, one that obviously pulls inspiration from some well known references and yet manages to deliver a fresh, value driven-package. Since then Magrette has grown by leaps and bounds, releasing numerous models—all variations on a theme, no doubt—with enough in the mix to grow a broad and loyal fan base.

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