Magrette Creates Mysterious Tane Watch

Feb 17, 2010
The young watchmaking brand Magrette, with the headquarters in New Zealand, has already caught the eye with its unusual timepieces, issued as a limited series of 500 pieces or less. Now, Magrette is proud to unveil its enchanting novelty, called Tane. The watch has been restricted to 10 items only.

Named after the Lord of Forest, the watch has an amazing legend behind its creation. At the beginning of time, when there was nothing but emptiness, two gods appeared. They were Ranginui, the god of the sky, and Papatuanuku, the goddess of the earth. They embraced so closely that the earth and the sky, which emerged simultaneously, were joined together.

There was no light in the universe and their children had to live in complete darkness. It was Tane, the oldest son of Ranginui and Papatuanuku, who suggested pushing the parents apart. The gods off-springs let Rangi be as a stranger to them in the sky above, while Papa remained below to nurture them. This way, the light was brought into the world and the earth and sky were formed. The God Tane created life in the world, including forests and birds.

The mysterious Magrette Tane watch relies on a self-winding Swiss movement ETA cal. 2824-2. Paved with 25 jewels, this movement incorporates a rotor, beautifully engraved by hand.

The entire mechanism is housed in a case, sculptured in polished stainless steel. Its diameter constitutes 44 mm. The case of the Magrette watch is outfitted with a hand-engraved bezel, which securely holds a sapphire crystal.

The latter serves to protect the watch dial, peculiar for laser cut indices, treated by hand with LUM-TEC GX luminous compound to ensure unequalled night-time visibility and afterglow performance.

The water-resistance of the Tane watch is down to 3 ATM. It is accompanied by a 24 mm black leather strap, which terminates in a polished stainless steel buckle, featuring a beautiful hand-engraved artwork.

The new Magrette Tane watch is proposed in an attractive box hand-made from timber milled from the Kauri tree.

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