Maranez – Racha & Bangla

Maranez is a Taiwan based watch brand that creates affordable diving timepieces. Currently, the brand offers two models – Racha & Bangla.

Maranez Racha

Maranez Racha comes in a cushion shaped stainless steel case and its dial offers good legibility. It can also be worn as a day to day watch. Offering water resistance up to 1000 meters, this professional grade diving timepiece will please deep ocean adventures who could not afford high end diving watch models.

The 44 mm solid stainless steel case houses a reliable Miyota 9015 automatic movement and a Helium release valve at 12’o clock. The watch is delivered with 2 bezels and different straps.

Technical details

Model: Maranez Racha

Movement: Miyota 9015 automatic
Case diameter: 44mm excluding the crown – lug to lug 53mm – height 15.5mm – weight on leather strap 160g
Case material: Brushed stainless steel
2 interchangeable bezels: One black sapphire inlay and one stainless steel with raised markers
Crown: Screw down crown 8mm
Crystal: Sapphire (double domed), inner AR coating
Dial: Black ceramic coated, indices with Super Luminova C3
Water-resistance: 1000m/3300ft
Strap: 24mm leather and 24mm diver strap. Mesh bracelet as option available.
Buckle: Brushed stainless steel

Retail prices
Price: $549 plus shipping
Price: $599 including mesh bracelet plus shipping

Maranez Bangla

Maranez Bangla boasts a massive 47mm blasted brass case (Also available in blasted titanium) inspired from a vintage Italian dive watch design. This diving watch offers a water resistance up to 300 meters.

A precise and reliable Seiko NH35 automatic movement ticks inside this timepiece and the highly legible dial offers perfect time reading capabilities during poor light conditions. This timepiece is fitted with a scratch proof sapphire crystal with anti reflective coating on the inside.

The Bangla brass is delivered with 3 straps. Price $299 plus shipping
The Bangla titanium is delivered with 2 straps. Price $349 plus shipping

Technical details

Model: Maranez Bangla brass

Movement: Seiko NH35 automatic
Case diameter: 47mm excluding the crown – lug to lug 58mm – height 15.5mm – weight on rubber strap 190g
Case material: Blasted brass (Copper 64% and Zinc 36%) with titanium caseback
Bezel: Blasted brass
Crown: Screw down brass crown 11mm
Crystal: Sapphire, inner AR coating
Dial: Black, blue, brown or green. Super Luminova C3
Water-resistance: 300m/1000ft
Strap: 24mm leather and 24mm rubber strap and 24mm Nato
Buckle: Blasted brass

Model: Maranez Bangla titanium

Movement: Seiko NH35 automatic
Case diameter: 47mm excluding the crown – lug to lug 58mm – height 15.5mm – weight on rubber strap 146g
Case material: Blasted titanium
Bezel: Blasted titanium
Crown: Screw down titanium crown 11mm
Crystal: Sapphire, inner AR coating
Dial: Black or blue, Super Luminova C3
Water-resistance: 300m/1000ft
Strap: 24mm leather and 24mm rubber strap.
Buckle: Blasted stainless steel

Maranez WatchFreeks Limited Edition

Maranez has recently created a special edition diving watch dedicated to WatchFreeks forum. Only 50 pieces will be produced. The Maranez WatchFreeks limited edition timepiece matches some specifications of Bangla Titanium watch, and offers a water resistance up to 300 meters. It boasts a sun brushed silver dial with black hour/minute hands and red second hand. The C3 lume is applied on dial and hands.

Case back is engraved with model details; also the text WatchFreeks and limited edition number to indicate about the special edition.

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