It’s been a while since we wrote our last article. Holiday, working on special things and not feeling the need to write about stuff the internet is full of were reasons for the low amount of posts. Not wanting to say ‘no posts at all’. Anyhow, we are back on track and kicking off with a new watch coming from the Italian Mazzuoli stables. Actually, there are two new watches: a Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro with blue dial and one with a green dial.
We did an article on a Giuliano Mazzuoli watch in the past: the Cemento. With the very recognisable cement case. Hate it or love it, special it is. Giuliano Mazzuoli has more than ten years of history when it comes to watchmaking and their latest creation are two new additions to the very first model: the Manometro.
If you’re familiar with the watches made by Giuliano Mazzuoli, you’ll know that the watches feature cylindrical cases made of various materials, with a crown placed at 2 or 3 o’clock. In contrast to the Cemento, the Manometro can be recognised by the fact the crown is placed at 2 o’clock. When first seeing this watch, you’ll notice that the crown is rather big compared to the case. However, if I’m honest, I tend to like this design. The brand has our attention because of the fact that the design isn’t complicated at all and the essence of watchmaking is perfectly displayed through the design and aesthetical choices. I don’t have to say anything about personal taste, after all that’s the start of liking a watch or not. So, when talking about the watches made by Mr. Mazzuoli, it’s not possible to compare them with other brands or styles. These watches are made as a result of a certain vision and do not have a purpose that makes them look like other fish in the sea. I mean, they aren’t meant to be diver watches and do not full fill the purpose of a chronograph. Thus, the design is very true to its essence.
These latest two additions are very nice. The green and blue dial match the overall design perfectly, however I have to admit the green dial is rather ‘old fashioned’. If you see the blue dial, you see a nice clear dial with a fresh kind of blue on it. The green dial looks a bit like they used paint for army vehicles. It should be a little brighter in my opinion. As blue is a fairly common colour for a watch dial, I would definitely pick the green dial as my first choice. For now, these two watches will be available with a natural Florentine leather and stainless steel buckle. I hope they decide to bring them with a black leather strap too, imagining the green dial with a black leather strap to be a really cool combination.
As all Manometro models, these two new family members will be around your wrist with an ETA 2824/2 movement. With a diameter of 45.2mm and a height of 14.8mm it is most definitely not a small watch, but I think it fits the design very well. It’s the kind of watch that has to be seen, because it is not a Rolex, Patek or Audemars Piguet. It is a Giuliano Mazzuoli watch and – If you like it or not – I can assure you you’ll rarely see it more than once at the same party. Exactly this aspect is what pleases me when it comes to these watches. Giuliano Mazzuoli keeps it real and in line with his vision. It is a watch made for the individual that connects with it from the first moment of contact. The design, the size, the materials; all aspects chosen because of the fact they suit the total package very well.
Movement: mechanical automatic movement; caliber ETA 2824/2
Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
Case: cylindrical polished INOX AISI 316/L stainless steel case
diameter 45.2 mm; height 14.8 mm
Crown: screw-in crown
Dials: blue or green
Crystal: Convex sapphire crystal; anti-reflective
Strap: in natural Florentine leather with stainless steel buckle
Water Resistance: 5 ATM (50 meters)
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