Based in France, MATWATCHES is a leading manufacturer of military watches. This watchmaker, based right in the heart of Paris near Place de la Madeleine specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke editions of mechanical Swiss watches with automatic winding for professional clients.
The authenticity of the military roots of the company is reflected in the design of watches. Uncompromising in their conception, understated and pared down, the MER-AIR-TERRE (SEA-AIR-LAND) watches are greatly prized by keen collectors of watches who appreciate fine workmanship.
To meet the very rigorous specifications of these elite pieces, the brand uses proven Swiss mechanical movements with automatic winding, of great craftsmanship and recognised for their qualities of precision and reliability (ETA 2824-2, ETA 2893-2, and Valjoux 7750). Robustness, high level of readability and discretion are the keywords of this independent French brand.
Qualities which are based on confirmed technical characteristics such as the “DESTRO” award for the watch created in 2011 for bomb disposal experts in civil security.
The MER-AIR-TERRE company bases its claims on the action on the wrists of the members of the French Special Forces, on the performance of these all-terrain timepieces, tested and passed with flying colours in the most extreme situations.
Presently, the brand exports its timepieces to Japan, USA, SINGAPORE INDONESIA, etc., while retaining a very restricted distribution chain with a network of exclusive boutiques and extremely attractive fixed prices.
– 3 hands watches: $ 1500 – $ 2000 according to model
– UTC watches with second time zone: $ 2500
– Chronograph watches: $ 2800 – $ 3200 according to model
All watches are automatic, equipped with anti-reflective scratchproof sapphire crystal glass, with a screw-down crown and case-back and are watertight to 200 or 300 metres. They are delivered with three interchangeable straps including one in barenia leather, one in real rubber and a black tactical strap or a canvas strap in khaki, sand or navy.
Official website: http://www.matwatches.com/en/