Martenero | Custom Mechanical Watches

Martenero

Custom Mechanical Watches

 

In an industry where the incumbents have been around for over a century,
Martenero has managed to do something few others have –
offer a clean, modern aesthetic that still allows one to customize their watch to their own unique taste.

Martenero offers a range of styles to meet the aesthetic of even the most discerning customers,
and all watches are hand-assembled in Brooklyn, NY.

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Designing Your Own

– Watch –

Custom Watch by Martenero

Select one of Martenero’s four
modern takes on classic styles.

– Size –

Custom Watch by Martenero

Go bold with a larger face,
or classier with a smaller one.

– Dial & Hands –

Custom Watch by Martenero

Multiple colorways allow
you to set your own tone.

– Straps –

Custom Watch by Martenero

Dress it up or down with
leather and nylon straps.

Martenero will hand-assemble your custom watch in Brooklyn,
and deliver directly to your doorstep.

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Ascent

A clean design made distinctive by a range of crisp colorways inspired by winter landscapes.

The Ascent has a circular case measuring either 42 or 38 mm in diameter, depending on your preference. Alternating brushed and polished finishing runs throughout, and the twisted lugs feature prominently. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal sits on top of the case. The Ascent features an exhibition case back, and on the side you’ll find a screw-down crown with Martenero’s signature ‘M’ etched into the side.

On the dial you’ll find rounded, luminous indicators that stand out against an icy burnished dial, with hexagonal markings at the hour ring and a rectangular date window at the 3 o’clock position. There are four different dial colors to choose from, all of which have a slightly reflective, sunburst finish. Choose a light or dark blue for a bolder look, or the white or gray for something a little more subtle.

The Ascent is powered by a Miyota 9015 movement that registers at 28,800 beats per hour. The 9015 is an automatic movement, so it will wind itself automatically when it’s on your wrist. And with a power reserve of 42 hours, this is a watch that you can set aside for a while and not worry that it will be hours behind when you next put it on.

Read below to learn more about what makes the Ascent tick.

316L stainless steel
Sapphire crystal (front and back)
Exhibition case back
Screw-down crown
50-meter water resistance

42 or 38 mm diameter
50 or 47 mm lug to lug
10.8 mm thickness
20 mm lug width

Miyota 9015 movement
Mechanical (automatic); hacking
28,800 beats per hour
42 hour power reserve
24 jewels

Genuine leather, made in the US.
Details include a hypoallergenic leather lining and matching edge paint on the sides for a refined look.
The stitching details on each end remind you that the strap is made by hand.

An additional nylon strap may be added for a small fee.
This is a one-piece, stitched construction nylon strap, and can serve to dress down the watch to a sportier style.

CUSTOMIZATION GALLERY

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Marquis

The Marquis is Martenero’s modern take on the classic dress watch. The brand has create something classic and refined, but with enough personality so it doesn’t feel too formal.

The circular case measures either 42 or 38 mm in diameter, depending on your preference. Alternating brushed and polished finishing runs throughout, and the twisted lugs feature prominently. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal sits on top of the case. The Marquis features an exhibition case back, and on the side you’ll find a screw-down crown with our signature ‘M’ etched into the side.

While the overall look of the Marquis is very clean, the dial construction is deceptively complex. The chapter ring on the perimeter is made of a second piece of brass, and the hourly indices are applied in a way that creates a layering effect on the dial. The color palette of the dials and hands is intentionally stark, and the hands are a classic dauphine style in keeping with the classic nature of the watch.

Features include Roman numerals at 3, 9, and 12, and a square date window at the 6 o’clock position. A screw-down crown keeps water out to depths up to 50 meters and the full exhibition case back displays the finished movement inside.

The Marquis is powered by a Miyota 9015 movement that registers at 28,800 beats per hour. The 9015 is an automatic movement, so it will wind itself automatically when it’s on your wrist. And with a power reserve of 42 hours, this is a watch that you can set aside for a while and not worry that it will be hours behind when you next put it on.

Read below to learn more about what makes the Marquis tick.

316L stainless steel
Sapphire crystal (front and back)
Exhibition case back
Screw-down crown
50-meter water resistance

42 or 38 mm diameter
50 or 47 mm lug to lug
10.8 mm thickness
20 mm lug width

Miyota 9015 movement
Mechanical (automatic); hacking
28,800 beats per hour
42 hour power reserve
24 jewels

Genuine leather, made in the US.
Details include a hypoallergenic leather lining and matching edge paint on the sides for a refined look.
The stitching details on each end remind you that the strap is made by hand.

An additional nylon strap may be added for a small fee.
This is a one-piece, stitched construction nylon strap, and can serve to dress down the watch to a sportier style.

CUSTOMIZATION GALLERY

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Ace

A reboot of the classic pilot watch, the Ace was designed for versatile style and legibility at a glance. Features include large Arabic numerals at 3, 6, and 9, with a unique arrow indicator at the 12 o’clock position. Luminous indicators on the dial allow for easy reading. A screw-down crown keeps water out to depths up to 100 meters and the full exhibition case back displays the finished movement inside.

Read below to learn more about what makes the Ace tick.

316L stainless steel
Sapphire crystal (front and back)
Exhibition case back
Screw-down crown
100-meter water resistance

42 or 38 mm diameter
50 or 47 mm lug to lug
12.5 mm thickness
20 mm lug width

Miyota 821a movement
Mechanical (automatic); hacking
21,600 beats per hour
45 hour power reserve
21 jewels

Genuine leather, made in the US.
Details include a hypoallergenic leather lining and matching edge paint on the sides for a refined look.
The stitching details on each end remind you that the strap is made by hand.

A complimentary nylon strap of your choice is included with the Ace.
This is a one-piece, stitched construction nylon strap, and can serve to dress down the watch to a sportier style.

CUSTOMIZATION GALLERY

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Founder

Inspired by classic sports watches of the 60s and 70s, the Founder is an elegant and versatile watch that merges formal details with practical design. Features include indicators, luminous markers, and a unique “warning track” to signal the changing hour. A screw-down crown keeps water out to depths up to 100 meters and the full exhibition case back displays the finished movement inside.

Read below to learn more about what makes the Founder tick.

316L stainless steel
Sapphire crystal (front and back)
Exhibition case back
Screw-down crown
100-meter water resistance

42 or 38 mm diameter
50 or 47 mm lug to lug
12.5 mm thickness
20 mm lug width

Miyota 821a movement
Mechanical (automatic); hacking
21,600 beats per hour
45 hour power reserve
21 jewels

Genuine leather, made in the US.
Details include a hypoallergenic leather lining and matching edge paint on the sides for a refined look.
The stitching details on each end remind you that the strap is made by hand.

A complimentary nylon strap of your choice is included with the Founder.
This is a one-piece, stitched construction nylon strap, and can serve to dress down the watch to a sportier style.

CUSTOMIZATION GALLERY

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Design Yours

About Martenero

Martenero gives you the freedom to choose from finished designs or to customize everything from the color of the second hands and dial to the strap. To ensure ease and simplicity in the customization process, the configurator allows you to visualize your choices as you make them.

Each watch is hand-assembled by a watchmaker in Brooklyn, New York, who ensures the components and movement is precise before the watch ships.

The Founder

John Tarantino

John Tarantino first got interested in watches while working in the real estate industry in the mid 2000s. What began as a curiosity developed into a minor obsession, and he started to think about bringing his own brand into the world.

While developing the concept, he noticed that custom menswear items like shirts and suits were very common, but no one was doing this effectively for watches. Martenero was subsequently born to help bring custom watches to the mainstream.

Our luggage should reflect how we travel, working to simplify our adventures, instead of complicating them by restricting what we can and can’t take. Sam founded Saintly so we can all customize a bag that is as unique as our individual journeys.

Brand Policies

Production Timeline
Martenero will have your watch assembled within 5-10 business days of placing your order, and shipped out that day. Depending on your location, it should arrive within one-two weeks at the most.

Domestic & International Shipping
Martenero offers free shipping worldwide.

For orders shipped outside of the United States, the customs office or other authorities in the destination country may apply import duties, custom fees, or other fees, duties, or taxes to the order. Customers are solely responsible for these charges.

Returns Policy
You may return any item for a refund or exchange, for any reason, within 15 days of receipt. Refunds or exchanges will only be issued for items returned in new, undamaged, resell-able condition, with all original packaging and protective coverings. Return shipping for domestic customers is free. Contact us for a return label. Return shipping for international customers is the responsibility of the customer.

Warranty
Martenero watches are guaranteed to be free of defects and work well for at least two years. If you have any problems within two years of the date of purchase, Martenero will repair or replace your watch for free. Damage caused by accidents, mishandling, mods or tampering, etc., will void your warranty.

Operating Your Watch
Please have a look at the Martenero Owner’s Guide.

Cleaning and Maintaining Your Watch
You don’t need to do much. Every few years, it’s a good idea to bring it for a tune up and lubrication check at your local watch repair shop. Clean with soap and water or a dry cloth as needed. Avoid getting leather straps wet, and make sure you tighten the screw down crown before submerging.

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