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Leoncino Taiaha Launches

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.


Waterman GMT Steel Availability

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.


Regattare Chronograph Unearthed!

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.


Waterman Vintage & Bronze update

Fri 11th of December 2020 at 02:54:45

Shipping January 2021

The new Waterman Vintage and Waterman Bronze shipping dates have been pushed to end of January, 2021 as restrictions have impacted production and access.

Pre-order customers have been advised; please check your inbox for further details. Thank you for your patience.


Waterman Vintage in Oracle Time

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.


Waterman GMT Steel Final Inventory

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.


Kia Atawhai Now Sold Out

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.


NEW Moana Pacific Waterman Vintage Launched

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.


Auckland Paddlefest 2020 is Coming!

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.

Head over here to sign up, and also follow the Paddlefest 2020 Facebook page here for future updates.

Good luck to all competitors!


Leoncino Waka Final Piece

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. 


Te Ao Mārama Sold Out

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.

For those still interested in acquiring a Magrette Art Collection timepiece the recently launched Kia Atawhai remains available, as does the full-frontal engraved Waka.

Follow this page, our social channels, and subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to future engraved editions—all are very limited in quantity.


New Wallpaper!

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.

You can find the new wallpaper here. And if there are other photos you have seen on our product pages or Instagram feed you would like featured let us know!


Kia Atawhai Launches

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.


The Vault Reveals! Limited batch of NOS Moana Pacific Pro Black & Steel

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. 


Are you a Subscriber?

Wed 15th of July 2020 at 01:41:00

Receive advanced notice of launches and promotions

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! 

And if you haven't already, please follow us on your preferred social channel(s) at Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. There is also an active Magrette Facebook Group—join the discussion!


Dive in with the Moana Pacific Professional Titanium Blue

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.


Moana Pacific Pro Titanium Blue Coming Back

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.


Moana Pacific Pro Titanium Blue Now Sold Out

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!


Instagram 7K

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.

Be sure to follow our Instagram page here, and don't forget to tag your photos #MyMagrette so we can find you! Also check our Twitter and Facebook feeds if you're on those channels.


Waterman GMT Ships

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.


Sutherland Wins 2020 Moth Nationals

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]


Waterman GMT Bronze Sold Out

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.

Special launch pricing will remain open until shipping begins. More details can be found here. Check out the Waterman GMT overview by A Blog to Watch here.


Te Ao Mārama Launches

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.


Moana Pacific Diver II Sold Out

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.


Something Special is Coming

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.


Leoncino Kaha Sold Out

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. 


New Wallpaper Added

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.


Dual Time PVD and Vantage Sold Out

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.


Win a Moana Pacific Professional Titanium!

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!


Leoncino Kaha Launched

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.


Give the Gift of Time

Sat 7th of December 2019 at 05:28:00

Order before December 10th

It's that time of year again – give the gift of time with a Magrette timepiece or accessory. Order prior to December 10th. You can view our available models here, and accessories here.

Happy holidays!


Moana Pacific Waterman Bronze Sold Out

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!


Come Follow 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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Moana Pacific Pro Titanium Black Updated

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. 


New Desktop Wallpaper Added

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.


Magrette Sponsors Auckland Paddlefest

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


Moana Pacific Pro Titanium Black Now Sold Out

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.


Magrette Sponsors New Zealand Moth Foil Team

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.


Moana Pacific Professional Titanium Black Updates

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.  


Magrette on Wrist Watch Review

Tue 15th of October 2019 at 00:00:00

Waterman GMT Featured

Wrist Watch Review published a cool overview of the new Moana Pacific Waterman GMT, highlighting some of their history with the brand and technical details. Check out Patrick Kansa's article here.


Magrette Featured in Oracle Time

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.

Issue 56 of Oracle Time can be found here, and the In Focus online article here. 


Waterman GMT on A Blog to Watch

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.


Moana Pacific Waterman GMT Launched

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.


Magrette Vault Sale

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.


Latest Magrette Newsletter Released

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.


Moana Pacific Professional Titanium Black Update

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.

More details on the Moana Pacific Pro Titanium black pre-order located here. MPP Titanium blue can be purchased here. 


Moana Pacific Diver II 42mm White Sold Out

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.


Magrette Brand Discussion on Watch With Me

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.


Waterman Bronze Featured on Watch With Us

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.


#MyMagrette Customer Gallery Continues to Grow

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.


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