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Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by gwells » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:16 pm

Basically a grade 5 titanium, blue dial/bezel variant of the MPP.

http://www.magrette.com/shop/8931883589

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The Moana Pacific Professional Kara is Magrette’s latest premium dive watch and celebrates the brand’s 10-year anniversary. Kara (prounounced “cah-rah”) is Maori for “flag” and references the use of New Zealand blue, red and white as the color palette. Blue also represents the surrounding waters of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. The association with the national flag and colors underscores the deep pride Magrette takes in being a New Zealand watch brand.

This watch introduces a Grade 5 titanium case (noted for its superior tensile strength and surface hardness) for the first time in Magrette’s dive collection. In addition to titanium’s exceptional corrosion resistance and high strength–to–weight ratio the Kara is built for the toughest aquatic environments with a water resistance rating of 500M, large screw-down crown with safety alert collar, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and engraved ceramic bezel insert. The Moana Pacific Professional Kara is powered by the automatic Caliber STP1-11 from Swiss Technology Production SA .This movement along with a new custom winding rotor is visible through a sapphire caseback, another first in the Moana Pacific Pro legacy.


MOVEMENT: Swiss Made Caliber STP1-11 automatic movement with hacking seconds, 28800bph, manual winding, Incabloc shock absorption and Nivaflex NM mainspring
CASE DIMENSIONS: 44mm excluding the crown, 53mm lug-to-lug, 15.3mm tall, 24mm lug width
CASE FINISH: Brushed Titanium grade 5 (brushed) with stainless steel case back
BEZEL: Ceramic (matte finish), engraved and fully lumed
CROWN: Screw down crown with red safety alert collar
CRYSTAL: Sapphire (double domed), AR coating
DIAL, HANDS & BEZEL: Super Luminova BGW9 (blue in color)
WATER-RESISTANCE: 500m/1650ft Water resistance. Viton gasket used on case back.
STRAP: All new blue FKM rubber integrated strap with logo, name and customized deployant buckle

This is all packaged together in our new signature travel case (outside of case blue, inside grey).

TOTAL PRE-ORDER PRICE: $685.00
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by hobbit712 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:28 pm

That's nice.
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by jaw » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:28 pm

Very happy with my MPP Steel but doubt I'll buy this one. Still, I keep an eye on Magrette as a result.

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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by Chocodove » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Too big for me, but it's a good looking watch.
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by alis_aquilae » Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:58 pm

Chocodove wrote:Too big for me, but it's a good looking watch.
As a 42mm this would have been an almost certain purchase for me. At 44 I'll have to just enjoy the pictures of those of you who are getting it

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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by nweash » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:00 pm

alis_aquilae wrote:
Chocodove wrote:Too big for me, but it's a good looking watch.
As a 42mm this would have been an almost certain purchase for me. At 44 I'll have to just enjoy the pictures of those of you who are getting it

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My sentiments exactly. I don't have a problem with 44mm. It's the 53mm L2L that I couldn't deal with when I had a MPP.
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by matt.wu » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:06 pm

Magrette has been around for 10 years?
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Post by alis_aquilae » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:10 pm

nweash wrote:
alis_aquilae wrote:
Chocodove wrote:Too big for me, but it's a good looking watch.
As a 42mm this would have been an almost certain purchase for me. At 44 I'll have to just enjoy the pictures of those of you who are getting it

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My sentiments exactly. I don't have a problem with 44mm. It's the 53mm L2L that I couldn't deal with when I had a MPP.
I had a very similar watch for a brief period of time. Loved the design and the style and the shape. It was also titanium and was very comfortable. A little thinner than I think the magrette is going to be. But it wore like a dinner plate on my wrist. 7.25 wrist. The lug to Lug on that one was a little bit shorter but the lug width was 24 mm.. ImageImage

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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:21 pm

Is the crown unscrewed or does it just look stupid?

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Post by BBK357 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Future rusty black bay style crown


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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by fastward » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:30 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Magrette has been around for 10 years?
My thoughts exactly.


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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:38 pm

Really like that, but 53 LtoL is too big for me.

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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by HapaHapa » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:44 pm

59yukon01 wrote:Really like that, but 53 LtoL is too big for me.
Yep. That LumTec is sweet but the Magrette is too big. That wrist pic is deceiving.
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:14 pm

This is one of my favorite Magrette. Love Ti watches and love blue.
But the 53mm will be too much for me
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by watches503 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:48 pm

HapaHapa wrote:
59yukon01 wrote:Really like that, but 53 LtoL is too big for me.
Yep. That LumTec is sweet but the Magrette is too big. That wrist pic is deceiving.
Yup. It plays huge.

$35 more gets you a 44mm by 49mm Tempest Commodore but he'll sell for less if you ask nicely. My preowned one was around $500.
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by Seppia » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:32 am

It looks great except for the size (for me) and the crown.
I always liked these but I don't have the wrist for them.
They would look stellar on someone like Ed or Art

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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by CGSshorty » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:21 am

What's the deal with that movement? Is that one of those Chinese ETAs?
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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by Ryeguy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:53 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:21 am
What's the deal with that movement? Is that one of those Chinese ETAs?
I think it is that Fossil-made 2824-2 copy. Supposedly Swiss, but in reality probably largely Chinese in component manufacturing. Not really any different than any of the players at this price point.

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Post by ericf4 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:28 am

Ryeguy wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:21 am
What's the deal with that movement? Is that one of those Chinese ETAs?
I think it is that Fossil-made 2824-2 copy. Supposedly Swiss, but in reality probably largely Chinese in component manufacturing. Not really any different than any of the players at this price point.
This....made by fossil. Mine runs great and accurate thus far.

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Re: Magrette 10th Anniversary model

Post by berni29 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:59 pm

Hi

I bought one of these and really like it. I don’t have huge wrists 7.125 -7.25 and it does not seem too big (I think)

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