Sat 13th of February 2021 at 13:00:02
Last of the 42mm engraved Leo’s now available
To mark the final batch of 42mm Leoncino’s in our exclusive Art Collection the Taiaha has now been released. Each individually hand-engraved by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs this edition is limited to only ten (10) pieces.
You can find more details on the Leoncino Taiaha here.
Fri 8th of January 2021 at 05:37:13
Only a handful remain
We are down to the last handful of Waterman GMT in steel with pepsi-style bezel. The Waterman GMT series has been extremely popular. No timeline on future restocking.
More details on the Waterman GMT can be found here.
Fri 18th of December 2020 at 06:30:01
Surprise New Old Stock Find
A small batch of one of Magrette's most popular models has been found in our Vault! The classic Regattare Chronograph was originally launched in 2012 and quickly embraced for its sporty bicompax design and hand wound column wheel chronograph movement.
Only a few pieces were available and quickly snapped up.
Fri 11th of December 2020 at 02:54:45
Shipping January 2021
Pre-order customers have been advised; please check your inbox for further details. Thank you for your patience.
Wed 25th of November 2020 at 09:30:00
Listed among Best New Releases
The new Waterman Vintage has been recognized by Oracle Time among their Best New Microbrand Releases for November, 2020. You can check out the article here. Waterman Vintage information with special launch pricing can be found here.
The Waterman Vintage and Waterman Bronze are still on schedule for shipping mid-December.
Wed 21st of October 2020 at 10:00:00
First edition nearing conclusion
The Waterman GMT in steel with Pepsi-style bezel is down to the last few pieces in its first edition with no restocking planned for the balance of 2020. The Waterman GMT lineup has been very popular this year with other variants having already sold out.
No ETA on next batches for second edition, for more details on the GMT steel please refer to the product page here. You can also register your interest for future releases.
Sun 18th of October 2020 at 08:00:01
Short run on exclusive edition
The Leoncino Kia Atawahi has now sold out. Limited to only ten (10) pieces, each individually hand-engraved by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs, the Kia Atawhai carried a simple but important message. Be Kind.
Thanks to the new owners—we trust you will enjoy your new timepieces. For those who are still interested in the Magrette Art Collection stay tuned...a new reference will be announced next month. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and follow our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) for updates.
Sat 10th of October 2020 at 04:30:00
Additional colourway to popular series, plus restocking of bronze version
Magrette Timepieces launches today the 2nd Edition of the popular Moana Pacific Waterman Bronze and the new Waterman Vintage in steel. The Waterman Bronze quickly sold out following initial release in 2019 and is again available. The new Waterman Vintage introduces a warm "velvet black" dial complemented by Old Radium lume to the collection. Both include the sturdy Swiss ETA Caliber 2824-2 automatic mechanical movement.
Orders are now open here with shipping expected to commence mid-December, 2020. Continue to follow us here and on our social channels for updates.
Fri 25th of September 2020 at 01:45:45
Registration now open for 2020 event
Magrette is proud to be a co-sponsor of Auckland Paddlefest 2020. This competition brings together athletes of all ages across multiple disciplines. Event #1 launches October 4th, and registrations are open now.
Good luck to all competitors!
Fri 11th of September 2020 at 02:01:00
Nearing end of edition
The Leoncino Waka is nearing the end of its 20-piece limited edition with just one remaining. Individually hand-engraved by New Zealand master engraver Andrew Biggs the Waka features a highly detailed motif that extends from the top of the case down the lugs.
The design represents the complexities of our lives and to meet our challenges head, and illustrates Tangaroa, God of the Ocean and son of Rangi and Papa, the Sky Father and Earth Mother.
Click here for more details on the symbolism behind this edition.
Sat 15th of August 2020 at 01:50:00
The hand-engraved limited edition Leoncino Te Ao Mārama has now sold out. Thank you to all the new owners for their support—enjoy your piece of New Zealand art by Christchurch-based Andrew Biggs. Be sure to share your favourite photos on our social channels.
Follow this page, our social channels, and subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to future engraved editions—all are very limited in quantity.
Wed 12th of August 2020 at 01:26:00
Time to renovate your desktop
We have added some new desktop wallpaper under our photos section with recent shots of the Waterman GMT, Moana Pacific Pro Titanium, and the recently launched Kia Atawhai limited edition. These along with the rest of our wallpaper library are available in multiple sizes to spruce up your screen.
Sat 1st of August 2020 at 06:00:00
Latest addition to Art Collection carries important message
The Leoncino Kia Atawhai has been launched as a ten (10) piece limited edition with individually hand-engraved case back by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs. Kia Atawhai translates to Be Kind...words that hold particular relevance during these uncertain times. The motif features a heart-shaped mouth and tongue to represent showing compassion and love.
More details on this exclusive Art Collection series can be found here. The message can be carried everywhere.
Sat 18th of July 2020 at 00:00:00
Pair of modern Magrette classics return
We recently discovered a limited supply of new old stock Moana Pacific Professional Black and Steel pieces and have released for sale. Newsletter subscribers have since be alerted. As two of our most popular launches they are expected to go quickly.
For more details on these pieces head over to The Vault.
Wed 15th of July 2020 at 01:41:00
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Do you want to be among the first alerted on new product launches or special limited releases, brand updates, and other Magrette information? Make sure you have registered for our newsletter!
Sat 27th of June 2020 at 09:00:00
Last batch for 2020 now available to ship
This year's final series of Moana Pacific Professional Titanium Blue just released! Thanks to all who registered their interest (if you have not received your email notification please check your inbox filters).
There is a limited number available, please contact us via email or through our social channels with any questions. Moana Pacific Pro Ti page is located here.
Wed 10th of June 2020 at 08:00:00
Second edition of popular model to be released
On the heels of previous announcement regarding the Moana Pacific Pro Titanium (blue dial) selling out—and driven by intense customer demand—a second edition is now pending. To be among the first alerted on availability please register your interest on the product page here, or subscribe to our newsletter here. A limited number will be released and will be the last for 2020.
Tue 12th of May 2020 at 00:00:00
Sign up to be notified on future releases
The first edition of the Moana Pacific Pro Titanium (blue dial) is now sold out. We have updated the page to sign up for restocking alerts. Please register your interest as this will inform inventory planning for future releases. The updated page is located here.
Thanks as always to our customers!
Tue 28th of April 2020 at 09:00:00
New milestone reached
Magrette hit 7,000 followers on Instagram today! A welcome milestone in an era where social media traffic faces so much competition. Thank you to all of our fans and customers who continue to support us.
Tue 14th of April 2020 at 00:00:00
Magrette's first GMT complication dispatched
The Moana Pacific Waterman GMT has begun shipping to our pre-order customers around the globe. The Waterman GMT is our first execution of this popular and practical complication, featuring a Swiss ETA Caliber 2893-2 automatic movement and external rotating 24 hour bezel for tracking up to three time zones. Sincere thanks to all who made this launch such a success—be sure to share your favourite photos on social media and tag #Magrette.
At the time of writing there are only a few pieces of the steel with blue ceramic bezel variant remaining in the first edition. Visit our site here for more information on the Waterman GMT.
Thu 9th of April 2020 at 09:00:02
International Moth Class Regatta Held in Auckland
Accomplished foil pilot Graeme Sutherland added to his impressive history of wins after taking the title at the 2020 New Zealand Moth National Championships last month in Auckland. The exciting moth class has been growing, and it is great to see Graeme's success continue in the sport.
Magrette Timepieces is proud to co-sponsor the Team NZ moth squad.
[Photo Credit: Adam Mustill]
Tue 24th of March 2020 at 00:00:01
Only steel blue bezel remains in first edition
Bronze remains as popular as ever for a case material, with this variant of the Waterman GMT now sold out. Only steel case with blue ceramic bezel variant remain, albeit with limited availability.
Sat 21st of March 2020 at 07:00:00
Highly limited edition in classic cream
The latest in our Art Collection series is the Leoncino Te Ao Mārama, a play on light and dark, harmony and balance. Each of the 10 pieces in this series are individually hand-engraved by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs. Presented with the classic cream-dialed variant of the Leoncino, Te Ao Mārama is a Māori concept relating to wisdom and understanding, and the natural world of life and light.
More details on the Te Ao Mārama can be found here.
Tue 10th of March 2020 at 00:00:01
Last of the 10-year anniversary editions
The Moana Pacific Diver II has officially sold out. This is the last of the limited editions launched to celebrate our 10-Year anniversary in 2017. Available in both 44mm and 42mm with white or yellow bezel markings the MPD II was a popular addition to our lineup, featuring a minimalist design ready for the surf.
Thank you to all who made this edition such a success.
Tue 3rd of March 2020 at 03:14:00
New and very limited art collection piece launching soon
On the heels of the popular—and quickly sold out—Kaha Limited Edition a new hand-engraved piece will launch soon. Featuring the art of New Zealand engraver Andrew Biggs there will be very few released so follow our social channels and subscribe to our newsletter to be informed of availability.
Magrette's Art Collection pieces continue to be well-received among collectors for their individually hand-engraved designs based on Māori culture and symbolism.
Tue 4th of February 2020 at 00:00:00
Art collection piece reaches end-of-edition in record time
After just three weeks following launch the hand-engraved Leoncino Kaha limited edition has sold out. This exclusive series of only 20 pieces with caseback by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs featured the highly popular blue Leoncino dial combined with upgraded Sellita SW200 Swiss automatic movement. We are thrilled with the success of this edition and wish the lucky few owners a lifetime of enjoyment.
To be alerted to future engraved editions in our Art Collection make sure to follow this page, our social channels, and most importantly be signed up to our newsletter.
Tue 28th of January 2020 at 00:00:00
Desktop collection continues to grow—download now!
We have added new photos to our collection of desktop wallpaper including the new Leoncino Kaha, Waterman GMT and Moana Pacific Pro Titanium. Available for multiple screen sizes/resolutions. Download your favourites now!
You can find our wallpaper page here.
Tue 21st of January 2020 at 00:00:01
Classic collections reach end of editions
The Dual Time PVD and Vantage limited editions are now sold out. Both collections were originally launched in 2015 in multiple colourways, with the Dual Time being our first implementation of a second timezone and the Vantage introducing an offset crown in a 44mm bronze case. Today they are succeeded by the Waterman Bronze and Waterman GMT for functionality and material.
Tue 7th of January 2020 at 00:00:00
Contest in partnership with A Blog to Watch
To start the new year we have partnered with A Blog to Watch for this giveaway! One lucky person will win a Moana Pacific Pro Titanium Blue. Contest rules can be found here, runs through January 31st. Good luck!
Thu 2nd of January 2020 at 09:36:00
First piece of 2020 and latest addition to Art Collection
The Leoncino Kaha is now available for order. This hand-engraved series by New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs is limited to only twenty (20) pieces. It is the first time a blue-dial Leoncino has been issued since the popular 10-Year Anniversary series in 2017. Now featuring an exclusive caseback and Sellita SW200-1 Swiss automatic movement.
Details on the Kaha story and ordering can be found here.
Fri 29th of November 2019 at 08:44:00
First Edition of First Bronze Waterman
Our opening release of 2019—the Moana Pacific Waterman Bronze—has now sold out. The page will be updated to include registration for restock alerts and to help gauge interest for future releases. Alternatively the Waterman GMT is still open for pre-order with shipping scheduled for February, 2020.
Thanks to all who helped make this model such a success! Remember to post photos on your favourite social channels and tag us!
Tue 26th of November 2019 at 00:00:00
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
Did you know we maintain an active social network? If you are on Instagram (or Twitter, or Facebook) and have not already followed us please do! New content featured multiple times throughout the week. Don't miss a thing, follow us now and join the conversation.
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Tue 19th of November 2019 at 00:00:00
Be notified on future releases
With the Moana Pacific Pro Titanium (black dial) recently selling out we have updated the page to sign up for restocking alerts. Please register your interest as this will inform inventory planning for future releases. The updated page is located here and off our main Timepieces page.
Shipping of first edition pre-orders is now underway.
Wed 13th of November 2019 at 03:22:00
Collection of Magrette Desktops Keeps Growing
Have you checked out our desktop wallpaper page lately? Added a few more to our growing collection to spice up your monitor. You can find them here, and let us know others you might like to see by following us on Instagram.
Fri 8th of November 2019 at 17:32:00
Largest weekly SUP race series in Australasia Underway
Magrette is proud to co-sponsor Auckland Paddlefest which started this week and runs through February 23, 2020. Those interested in participating or attending can find event information here. Good luck to all competitors! 🤙🏼🇳🇿
Photo Credit: Patrick T. Ludgero, Waves Photography NZ
Tue 29th of October 2019 at 00:00:00
The first run of the Moana Pacific Professional Titanium (black) automatic dive watch has now sold out. Thanks to all our customers for the positive response to the latest in the Moana Pacific Pro dive watch series! Shipping will begin November 15th — customers please watch your inbox and spam filters for updates.
Please subscribe to our newsletter here to be alerted when future batches become available.
Wed 23rd of October 2019 at 12:02:00
Competing in 2019 Moth World Sailing Championships
Magrette is sponsoring the New Zealand Moth squad practicing for the World Championships this December in Perth, Australia. Photo Credit: Joshua McCormack.
Fri 18th of October 2019 at 00:00:00
Shipping and Pre-Order Pricing Deadline
Moana Pacific Pro Titanium (black dial) pre-order customers check your inbox for updates. Shipping is now scheduled for November 15th.
Special launch pricing will continue until October 31st. More product details and order information here.
Tue 8th of October 2019 at 00:00:00
In Focus on Fascinating Brands
The October, 2019 issue of watch and lifestyle publication Oracle Time has launched with an In Focus article on three "fascinating" brands, Magrette included. Well-written piece detailing our history and inspiration, with specific reference to the hand-engraved Leoncino Rangi & Papa, Moana Pacific Pro Titanium and Waterman Bronze.
Tue 1st of October 2019 at 00:00:00
highlights our first gmt
Rob Nudds at A Blog to Watch provided a nice summary and perspective on the new Moana Pacific Waterman GMT. Check out his article here. Waterman GMT product page is here with shipping scheduled end February, 2020.
Tue 24th of September 2019 at 12:00:00
Magrette's first GMT complication now open for pre-order
Now open for pre-order is the new Moana Pacific Waterman GMT in both steel and bronze cases. This release marks the first time we have integrated this popular and practical complication. The Swiss ETA Caliber 2893-2 automatic GMT movement powers this series. Two different bezel insert options—blue or "Pepsi" style blue and red—are available. Shipping scheduled end of February, 2020 with special pre-order pricing available until then for this limited initial run of 150 pieces per case.
For more details on the new Waterman GMT please refer to the product page here.
Thu 19th of September 2019 at 00:00:00
Limited selection of new-old stock classics discovered
A small selection of fan-favourite Magrette timepieces thought long sold out has been identified and announced today to our newsletter subscribers. These pieces are new and unworn and include the bronze Vantage (both dials), Dual Time PVD green, Regattare 11 in steel, Moana Pacific Pro G14, and the funky Regattare Tiki in steel with blue dial.
Quantities are extremely limited at the time of this writing. You can check out the vault sale pieces here.
Thu 12th of September 2019 at 00:00:00
New model announcement pending
Newsletter subscribers should check their inbox or filters for latest dispatch from earlier this week. Among other brand updates is pending new model announcement later this month.
If you are not already a newsletter subscriber and want to be the first in line for product alerts and offers you can take care of that here.
Tue 10th of September 2019 at 00:00:00
Shipping still on schedule while pre-orders remain open
The new Moana Pacific Professional Titanium black variant is still on schedule for shipping end of October. Special pre-order pricing will remain open until then. The blue dial variant is now available for immediate shipping.
Thu 5th of September 2019 at 00:00:00
Popular 10-Year Anniversary edition nears conclusion
The white bezel variant of the 42mm Moana Pacific Diver II is now sold out. Launched as part of our 10-Year Anniversary collections this has been a popular model among our fans. The final 42mm yellow bezel pieces are still available here while quantities last.
Mon 2nd of September 2019 at 00:00:00
Nice brand recognition and model overview
Anthony at Watch With Me posted a video last week featuring Magrette with his thoughts and perspective on the brand. Check out the video and his channel here.
Fri 30th of August 2019 at 03:13:00
Sharing great company among Top 5 bronze watch picks
Anthony at the YouTube watch and lifestyle channel Watch With Us dropped a new video this week featuring his Top 5 bronze watch picks, with the Moana Pacific Waterman Bronze included among some highly respected industry heavyweights. You can see the video here, with details on the Waterman Bronze here.
Wed 14th of August 2019 at 10:47:00
Many thanks to Instagram Contributors
Earlier this year we launched our #MyMagrette campaign on Instagram with our website Customer Gallery. It has been a huge success with Magrette owners from around the world posting their watches in all types of environments. If you haven't seen it lately we encourage you to visit. Lots of great examples of the new Waterman Bronze patina progress among others.
You can find the Customer Gallery here including details on how to contribute your own photos.