November 24, 2016
Every once in a while, you encounter a watch that really showcases a true degree of genuine inspiration behind its design. It’s a refreshing experience and something we recognize from other Giuliano Mazzuoli watches. Whether it’s a sporty tachometer or a complex transmission system that ignites his imagination, Giuliano Mazzuoli has proven to master the craft of channeling automotive elements into watch design. One of the brand’s most charming releases is the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro watch which draws its inspiration from manometers used to measure tire pressure. Now, Giuliano Mazzuoli is offering the watch in two new dial colors to further complement the variety found within this specific line of watches.
There’s just something undeniably special that connects the worlds of watches and anything racing-inspired – even though not every meeting of the two is successful. It’s a combination that speaks to many petrolheads and watch geeks because it offers so much possibility in terms of design potential. At its core, that’s exactly the kind of broad appeal the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro wants to offer to anyone interested in high-performance design, and it does so with subtlety and careful execution.
The case is designed in Giuliano Mazzuoli’s usual cylindrical style, boasts 50m of water resistance, and features 316/L stainless steel construction. At 45.2mm in diameter and 14.8mm in height, it will be sure to command considerable wrist presence that’s only further accentuated by the vibrant dial colors you have to choose from. While these dimensions might scare some people off, the lugless design will make the watch wearable on a variety of wrist sizes. Anyone that likes a clean dial will appreciate the minimalistic approach the brand took with the dial design. You get everything you need, three lines of text, and the company’s sun emblem just under 12 o’clock. A convex, anti-reflective sapphire crystal tucked just beneath the bezel ties it all together.
Another signature element is the placement of the rather large crown. At 2 o’clock, it supports a comfortable experience and can potentially eliminate instances of the crown digging into your wrist. It’s quirky, but something that some wearers will certainly appreciate. Besides the functional philosophy behind its unconventional placement and its prominent size, the crown serves as an ornate reminder that this watch is inspired by something completely separate from the typical watch design world. And if that weren’t enough to make this watch pop, the subtle red accents highlighted by the 12 o’clock marker and the seconds hand will surely set it all off visually with each and every glance – as well as making the green-dial one appropriately tricolore for the Italian watch designer.
Like the tried-and-true pressure gauge sitting in your glove compartment, the ETA 2824/2 automatic movement powering the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro is reliable and doesn’t need to be fancy. The omission of a date display further supports the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro’s clean design while the movement itself offers steady three-hand timekeeping. With the news these days of economic woes for the Swiss watch industry, it’s both refreshing and exciting to see a watch like the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro stay the course with a confident and satisfying design, and keep it simple with the familiar 2824 movement.
With such a variety of design elements, the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro is sure to resonate with collectors drawn to the automotive and instrument themes. Aside from the new versions in green and blue dial configurations, the Giuliano Mazzuoli Manometro in steel also comes in previously available dial colors such as black and cream. Attached is a handcrafted natural Florentine leather strap featuring a stainless steel buckle. Price for the Giuliano Mazzouli Manometro is US$3,500. giulianomazzuoli.it