Magellan - MAGELLAN Magelluna
Magellan - MAGELLAN Magelluna

MAGELLAN Magelluna

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Magellan Magelluna

As a maker of luxury timepieces, the Magellan Watches Switzerland brand has very quickly carved out for itself a unique place based around a form of the art which emphasizes design details. Magellan Watch es Switzerland have achieved this status through watch design that typically marries a stainless steel case housing an ETA movement with a unique hemispherical watch case front, with the hour and minute hand telling the time against an art-inspired dial face display. The result is a collection of watches with a strong sense of the black art of luxury watch and timepiece creation, every bit as enchanting as that snow globe you held in your hand as a child. The Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna, from the Magellan Watches Switzerland 1521 Collection, is a perfect example of the art, and the first watch to be released by the Swiss brand since its acquisition by Mario G. Nargi.

The Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna from the Magellan Watches Switzerland 1521 Collection is indeed first new design to be released by the Swiss brand while under the stewardship of Mario G. Nargi, it both continues the unique art inspired  watch design motifs for which the brand has become famous, while at the same time, indicating a more ambitious direction for the brand: “to the Moon”. In broader terms, the idea appears to be to sell an automatic movement watch of excellent quality that no-one else does and offer a real alternative to all those limited edition, automatic movement men’s watches, chronographs and pilot watches, typified by TAG Heuer and others.

Magellan Watches Switzerland, as the Magellan name implies, chose as the basis for their art, the incredible journeys made by the explorer named Ferdinand Magellan (1479 – 1521), and in particular the world’s first circumnavigation, completed without the benefit of gps or ons.  Their interpretation of the black art of relatively affordable, unique-design luxury watches and timepieces thus combining a usually stainless steel watch case, housing a quality ETA movement, with watch front and time display details of hour, minute and seconds hands against a dial face and unique hemisphere shaped sapphire crystal that mine the rich traditions of the Magellan voyages and the best in Swiss watchmaking. The Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna from the Magellan Watches Switzerland 1521 Collection is a unique timepiece, to some extent following the basic layout of details established by Magellan Watches with models such as the “Northern Hemisphere” watch model, but taking the design, and the details within it, a step further. What the watches in the Magellan Watches Switzerland 1521 Collection do is to offer a remarkable alternative, and complement, to the traditional categories of limited edition, automatic movement men’s watches, chronographs and pilot watches, typified by TAG Heuer and others.

What then, the Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna watch offers, alongside the other models in the  Magellan Watches Switzerland 1521 Collection, is not merely a hemisphere shaped domed crystal sapphire crystal watch case front, but beneath this, for the dial itself, another hemisphere set within the watch case and immediately beneath the hemisphere shaped domed sapphire crystal case front. The hemisphere that makes up the watch dial face thus becomes a canvas against which the story of the brand, Magellan and watchmaking can be told, giving the opportunity to showcase their art with dial, hours, minutes and seconds hand details unique to each piece in the collection – the uniting design features of watches in the collection of luxury timepieces being the typically stainless steel watch case (sometimes plain stainless steel, others black PVD or CVD coated stainless steel), and quality automatic movement. The Magellan Magelluna watch thus comes complete with a stainless steel case, in this case with black PVD / CVD coated, combined with a simple, smooth, somewhat futuristic black rubber strap.  For its unique dome shaped dial ‘canvas’, Magellan Magelluna watch offers not a view of the northern hemisphere of the earth as earlier models have done, but an incredible depiction of the surface of the moon, nicely detailed with authentic looking craters, each moonscape rendered by hand thus making every watch unique, limited edition pieces of a limited edition of one. The hours, minutes and seconds hands are formed to closely follow the counter of the half hemisphere of the moon. The stainless steel case measures 43.5mm in diameter, the black PVD / CVD coated surface reinforcing the idea of space, while  sitting atop the steel case is the stunning hemisphere shaped crystal sapphire case front, the watch thus measuring some 19mm height in total, the shape quite easily brings to mind that of a flying saucer, the hemisphere shaped domed crystal sapphire crystal offering a beautiful window on the surface of the moon beneath. Interestingly, for the Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna watch, the brand chose to affix the domed sapphire crystal to the watch bezel that surrounds the dial by threaded screw format instead of the adhesive used in earlier limited edition pieces.

When purchasing a Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna watch, whether direct from a watches Magellan authorized seller or otherwise, and whether in France (E.U.), N.I. or the U.S., it is always wise to look for a Magellan dealer who is there not merely to sell a watch, but where customer service is placed at the forefront (an award for best customer service is a good sign), and where customer service contact is easy. A seller such as Luxe Group, Inc. may very well be worth checking out as the source for Magellan Watches Switzerland Magellan Magelluna watch, a quite incredible example of modern Swiss timepieces, and their combination of art, design and unique dials and case details.

 

 

Technical specifications

Dial :
  • treatment Globe, reproduction of the Moon
  • Hand Made, Hand Painted Grey galvanic dial, engraved roman numerals
  • 3 curved hands 
Movement :
  • ETA 2892 self-winding movement
Strap :
  • Black rubber strap with pushpiece-operated double folding clasp

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