Magrette is a rather small brand that focuses on dive watches, all of which are limited editions. Before the Leoncino they produced cases that had much rounder profiles. This new watch is inspired by the 60's and that is why the case is less round with more edges. The hands keep ticking thanks to a Miyota 9015, a movement many micro brands are gravitating towards because of the 1) reliability, 2) relatively low cost, and 3) it is easily sourced. The watch, like many other Margrettes, has a number of features that set it apart from other watches from micro brands including the gold ring around the exhibition case back. They also individually numbered each watch, a feature that, while it isn't necessary, is a good thing to have. The watch is currently available for the pre-order at a price of $625 + $30 for shipping. A higher price than some other watches, but it is a good price for a watch with a limited edition of only 667 pieces (it is also a very good watch). Although we have come to expect good watches like this from Magrette, it is nice to know that they will continue to deliver for some time to come. To find out more about other Magrette watches, you can visit their website here. If you want to preorder the Leoncino you can click on the PREORDER tab (near the top left) on this page. For the person who filled out the survey asking for help with a Breitling model, check the bottom of this post.
Recently, I received an entry on one of the surveys asking for my advice for buying a new Breitling. The Navitimer 43mm is the way to go. The size keeps the design classic, the way it should be and it uses the in-house Breitling 01 caliber. More info on the 43mm Navitimer can be found here.
Jake Fogarty is the founder of It's All About Watches and writer for most of what you will read here. If you want to contact me you can visit the contact and advertising page.
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