Augustin Matei is a Romania based watch designer specialized in custom made watches for discerning clientele.
The highly personalized and unique timepieces come out of Augustin Watches atelier in Romania proudly display handmade dials that incorporate various artistic techniques such as micro-printing, manual engraving.
The timepieces from Augustin Watches are made with different artistic expressions, textures, special colors, and precious materials such as pure silver, gold, gem stones, meteorite, diamonds, pearls, volcanic rock or real lunar dust. There are no two identical watches made, and each timepiece is provided with a certificate of authenticity and the limited series guarantee of a single, unique piece. Powering this timepieces are automatic Swiss movements known for reliability and robustness.
All watch cases are fitted with sapphire crystal glass on the front and transparent glass case back on backside enabling the owner to admire the beauty of mechanical movement beating inside the watch. The straps are made from exotic leather materials and turn up with one additional strap. The watches come with wooden handmade boxes made from walnut or oak.
Presently, Augustin Matei creates custom made watches under three labels namely Premium, Deluxe and Augustin&Adrian.
In 2019, Augustin Matei presented a unique watch to the Pope Francis by Romanian Prime Minister – Viorica Dăncilă during Pope’s first pilgrimage to Romania. The dial of this watch is decorated with illustration of St. Francis of Assisi, inspired by a glorious fresco “St. Francis feeding the birds” painted by Giotto.
On the dial are closed three symbolic elements that bring out the emotional bond between different places, linked together in the figure of Pope Francis: piece of rock from Argentina, a bit of the volcanic rock from Etna and the piece of soil from Romania.