New Zealand based watch brand Magrette has expanded their exclusive Art Collection by presenting Kaitiaki, an artistically decorated watch based on the brand’s Moana Pacific diving watch. Limited to 10 pieces, the Magrette Moana Pacific Waterman Kaitiaki watch reminds us the need to protect the oceans and the ecosystem surrounding them.
Kaitiaki is a Māori expression used for the concept of guardianship, for the sky, the sea, and the land. Magrette’s Art Collection offers exclusive timepieces inspired by the Māori culture and myths. Each creation from the Art Series is individually hand-engraved by Christchurch, New Zealand artist Andrew Biggs. Kaitiaki is the first Moana Pacific Waterman to be included in this family.
The motif used on the Magrette Moana Pacific Waterman Kaitiaki watch features a manta ray as its central figure — with the face of Tangaroa. On either side of Tangaroa are the endangered albatross and red-billed gull.
The sides of the lugs feature Manaia offering protection to these seabirds, and the tops feature the face of Tangaroa. According to Māori mythology, Tangaroa is the god of the ocean. Manaia is a mythological creature in Māori culture, and is a common motif in Māori carving and jewellery.
This timepiece features a 42mm diameter stainless steel case mounted with a matte-finished ceramic bezel. It has a water resistance of 500 meters. The sandwich pattern dial features Swiss Super-LumiNova® Old Radium lume hands and hour markers. This automatic diving watch is driven by the Swiss made ETA Caliber 2824-2 self-winding movement.
The retail price of Magrette Moana Pacific Waterman Kaitiaki is $3,200.00.
Model: Magrette Moana Pacific Waterman Kaitiaki
Dimensions: 42mm x 51mm lug-to-lug, 22mm lug width, 13mm tall (excl. crystal)
Material: 316L stainless steel case, crown, and buckles. Fine brushed finishing throughout
Bezel: Ceramic (matte finish), engraved and fully lumed (Swiss Super-LumiNova® Old Radium)
Crystal: Sapphire (high domed), AR coating
Crown: Screw down, raised Magrette shield logo
Solid stainless steel case back secured with Viton gasket
Water resistance: 500m/1650ft
Sandwich construction with Swiss Super-LumiNova® Old Radium lume
Fully brushed hands with Super-LumiNova® Old Radium lume
Swiss made ETA Caliber 2824-2 self-winding movement
Power reserve: 38 hours
Black Textured rubber strap
Limited edition of 10 pieces
$3200.00 (plus $65.00 shipping)