Introducing Makina, watches with a personal touch

By rolex
April 6, 2021
4 min read

We’d prefer to acquaint you with another watch brand that you’ll need to watch out for. The name is Makina, and it’s a Filipino company, is surprisingly new, yet we’re as of now amped up for what they have to bring to the table. In half a month they’ll be ‘officially’ dispatching the brand, anyway they are tolerating pre-orders on their website. We got the opportunity to get an early glance at their new watches (and we enjoyed it!)

A Makina watch is made to feel like it was assembled only for you. Makina’s objective is for each watch to have that human touch that isolates the work of art from the mass-created, suffusing each piece with character and quality. So what’s the significance here practically speaking? Makina fabricates each model in little groups, utilizing parts hand crafted for them. So when you purchase a Makina, you’re positively not accepting the following run-off-the-plant watch. What’s more, despite the fact that Makina focuses on craftsmanship over style, we think you’ll appreciate their striking designs.

Makina has declared two models up until this point, the Uriel and the Mephisto, and each model is restricted to 500 pieces. This is what we think about each.

Makina Uriel

The Uriel, booked for discharge in July 2017, is a day by day watch that complements both your formal and easygoing clothing. With regards to Makina’s creation theory, the Uriel will be restricted to 500 units, so supplies will be restricted. This watch comes in a 40 mm extended pad shape case. The case is tempered steel with a smooth, hand-cleaned finish. The glass is domed sapphire gem with an enemy of intelligent covering. In case you’re worried about waterproofing, the crown is a screw-down sort, and the watch is water-impervious to 50 meters.

The Uriel highlights a hand-gathered guilloche dial made of metal with a finely granulated surface. With tightened hands and applied metal lists, the watch face has an unmistakable, workmanship deco appearance.

At the core of the Uriel is a Japanese programmed mechanical development—the Miyota 821A. This is a 21-gem plan with a 42-hour power hold. Indeed, even the case back is a show-stopper, including the Makina logo and beautifying Geneva stripes.

While the lashes on numerous watches can appear to be auxiliary in style and workmanship, the Uriel comes with an attractive tie you presumably will not want to supplant. It’s 22 mm wide and made of lavish Italian calf leather.

The Uriel will really be offered as two unmistakable adaptations, the Uriel I and the Uriel II. Both are restricted version, and the lone distinction between the two models is the shade of the dial—the Uriel I is cream-hued (or rather gold/salmon hued) , while the Uriel II is brown(ish).

Makina Mephisto

Makina’s other introduction model is the Mephisto. Like the Uriel, it’s a restricted run model, with just 500 units anticipated delivery. The Mephisto is another adaptable watch that will look incredible with either your cowhide coat or your tailored suit. We should investigate what makes this watch tick.

The Mephisto has a 42 mm tempered steel case; the completion is hand-brushed in numerous ways for an interesting surface and appearance. The glass is level and made of a similar scratch-safe, hostile to intelligent sapphire precious stone as the Uriel. In any case, the most compelling element of this watch might be its dial. It’s three-dimensional, sapphire-hued, and sectioned in a sunburst design. The hour markers (some Arabic, some mathematical) switch back and forth among pattern and embellished shapes. Both the markers and the brushed-metal hands are lumed.


This observe likewise includes a Japanese programmed mechanical development with 21 gems for exactness. The force hold is 40 hours. The rear of the case has an engraved rotor configuration just as the Makina logo. The Mephisto tie is positively no untimely idea, either: it’s made of thick, graceful calf calfskin with hand sewing and a cleaned clasp to coordinate the case. The watch is likewise waterproofed to 5 ATM.

The Mephisto will be accessible in August, however so far a cost has not been announced.

Judging by our first ganders at what Makina brings to the table, we’re certain this will be a brand to consider. With their commitment to singular craftsmanship and individual contacts, each piece in their little group creations becomes a gatherer’s item.

Makina officially dispatches in June, and they’re online at . The site is a work in advancement however offers data and pictures of upcoming items. Clients are encouraged to buy in for data on dispatch dates, pre-orders, and accessibility. Look at them here:

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