The Magraph is fitted with straps made out of sustainably-sourced sturgeon pores and skin, dyed a deep indigo, and highlighted with iridescent turquoise accents, designed completely for Massena LAB by Jean Rousseau Paris. For consolation, they’ve an inside rubber lining and are closed by a pin buckle.
The dial is, as soon as once more, very Massena when it comes to type. The look has been modelled after “a mysterious pièce distinctive, commissioned in 1933 by a number one luxurious retailer in Berlin.” It feels, nonetheless, barely completely different from the same old sector dials William has been making previously, with a extra technical, even sleeker look that’s paying homage to the Bauhaus period – it certainly favours geometric shapes over elaborate ornamentation. Minimalist in type but targeted on precision and ease of studying, the dial is off-white within the centre with a matte floor and contains a circular-grained and rhodium-plated outermost sector ring. The dial is then intersected with a radially grooved small-seconds subsidiary dial. The crowning glory is the usage of heated blued metal hours, minutes, and seconds arms. A extremely modernist look…
Mechanically, we’re speaking a few sturdy evolution over the earlier releases of Massena LAB, the Magraph inaugurating the studio’s first proprietary motion. Growth has been completed beneath the steering of Raúl Web pagès. As a way to retain cheap prices of R&D, the motion begins from the gear practice calculation, assortment and kinetic chain of a 7750. The remainder is fully custom-made, with a brand new place for the small seconds (now at 6 o’clock), newly designed plates and bridges, and naturally, solely three arms operating on the dial.
The Calibre M660 is a reasonably massive engine with a hand-wound structure. It runs at 4Hz and delivers 48 hours of energy reserve. Design-wise, it comes with a broad plate with Côtes de Genève ending and hand-chamfered plates and bridges, all of that are seen by its exhibition caseback. The ornament may be very interesting, with skinny perlage, massive ribbings and bevelling, all completed in a standard method.
Availability & Worth
The Magraph by Massena LAB and Raúl Pagès is launched as a restricted version of 99 items. It will likely be on the market completely on massenalab.com, at a retail value of USD 8,675. Supply of the timepiece might be on a first-come, first-served foundation, beginning in December 2022, with roughly fifteen to twenty watches produced per thirty days. It features a two-year assure, field, deerskin journey pouch, papers, and a Massena LAB NFC card.
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