Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Today, we’ll be looking at another great entry into what I’m calling the Office Diver category (more on that in a minute) from our friends over at Magrette.  We first brought you word of the watch late last year (here), and today we’ve got the hands-on review of the Moana Pacific Professional – one of the brand’s best watches yet.  Curious?  Read on!Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

First, a note about that phrase, Office Diver. I’m coining that to classify a watch that, while it’s ostensibly a dive watch (and could be used as such), it’s intended for on-land use.  Yes, you could call it a desk diver, but I think that has some not-so-great connotations of its own.  And, frankly, the rose gold finish on our sample just seemed to call out for a nicer sobriquet.


Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

With the Moana Pacific Professional, Dion McAsey has taken a proven (and great) concept with his watches (solid designs in cushion cases), and stepped things up a bit.  Interestingly, this is the third watch I’ve reviewed from Magrette, and it’s the third movement I’ve seen.  This time around, it’s the Miyota 9015 automatic, which is a nice heart for the piece.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Citizen positions it as an alternative to the more well-known ETA movements, stating it falls between the 2824 and 2892.  I’m not a watchmaker, nor am I a movement savant, so I’m going to take their word for it.  I can say that it worked for myself, and I’m always a fan of seeing new alternative movements getting used.

Magrette Moana Pacific Professional Watch Review Wrist Time Reviews

Of course, those changes are all inside.  Outside are the very visible things that we need to cover.  First and foremost, take a look at the case.  It’s a 44mm steel one, with your choice of PVD coating – black, or a rose gold (which has alternating brushed/polished surfaces) as our sample had.  While I don’t have much gold (in terms of yellow gold) in my own collection, rose gold is a great, how shall I say, compromise material.  It’s a way of getting some excellent color in the mix, if you want a break from silver or black tones, but aren’t ready to jump to yellow gold.




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