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The Manaia is symbolic for a guardian angel The Manaia is a bird like creature that appears regularly in traditional and contemporary Maori wood carving. There are many variations to the design but they all tend to have the overly large beak with a small head. Nobody is exactly sure of where it originated or the original meaning behind it. It can be found on many old pre-European wood carvings.

Manaia are also frequently carved in pounamu (greenstone/jade) and can be seen also according to the artists interpretation..

There are some Maori that believe that The Manaia is a symbolic guardian angel which every person has, and is an unseen light surrounding each individual similar to the European aura. Its role as a guardian angel is to protect from untimely death by accident.

However each individual has an appointed time to pass from the mortal world into the spiritual and the Manaia helps with their passage into the spirit world and their journey to Cape Reinga where they finally sing farewell to their loved ones.

The design features two manaia facing in opposite directions above and below each other. They are supported by a tiki at the shoulder representing mans connection with the spiritual world around us.


Model: Manaia

Movement: 9015 Miyota with hacking seconds

Case diameter: 44mm excluding the crown

Case finish: Stainless Steel, PVD

Bezel: Hand engraved

Crown: Screw down crown.

Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating.

Dial and hands: Super Luminova C3

Pressure valve: functional pressure escape valve, protecting the watch against pressure differences that can occur below 300 meters of depth

Water-resistance: 500m/1650ft Water resistance

Strap: All new black PU rubber strap with logo, name and customized deployment buckle Plus Black leather strap


Price: $1875.00 USD plus shipping .


To compliment these wonderful pieces, we have placed them in our Magrette Presentation box

Read about the engraver and the engraving process 

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Please note that this will be the first time we will use the new Miyota 9015 movement.

This movement is positioned between the well known ETA 2824 and more luxurious 2892 movements. We have returned to the Miyota company as we have great experiences with the 8215 movement.






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