It is I suppose a model that blithely flies along just under the radar in the “must have” stakes and yet, for me personally, I think out of all Cartier models, is the one you would be a fool to pass up, given the opportunity to own it.
Just a quick look at any watch models that catch my eye.
The movement is automatic (self winding), twin barrel with a 6 day reserve, with a special triple shock absorbing system
It has a German traditional style, this one more dress than military, luminous hands and applied markers and overall, for my taste, has a good look
But for Fiece, the clever idea of using the Bauhaus concept and promoting to the global market promoted with – Form, Function and a certain marketing seriousness, hasn’t hindered them in their mass market approach and by increasing the quality is a real bonus.
Their web site shown quite a few variants, with minimalism and simplicity being the theme running through the range. And for the price, these are what I call very neat fashion style watches, which to my mind are just the thing for gifts to cheer someone up.
So basically this is an overly fancy single hand watch – and I’ve had them before, bought for the novelty, but which unfortunately in practice soon wears off – and I sold them on to some other geek somewhere.
So as I say, at last a neat, new clean looking model from the USA that manages to catch my eye at last. So many models today seem to be blah, blah – more of the same. The Martenero I’m pleased to say is not one of them
There is also another digital window opposite the 2, which has a mobile segmental style counter of sorts – I say of sorts as I have to discover exactly what it represents. The square segment markers don’t seem to run in any identifiable order, though I suspect they should count 10 seconds in sequence, but they don’t – maybe a glitch just on this particular watch.
A great feature of the Automatic is that a) it doesn’t have a battery, b) it doesn’t require a light source and c) setting Time Zones or Summer Times is a simple case of crown out, move hands, crown in – job done. No instruction booklets