MICRO MONDAYS: MW Timepieces and the musically inspired LegatodiverRicardo Sime
Music is one of my many passions. Zoning out on a couch, listening to songs that got me through life, to me, is a Saturday well spent. With that in mind, finding out a microbrand is creating a musically inspired watch, a diver no less, left me intrigued. Could the Legatodiver from MW Timepiece, based out of Indonesia, deliver on a musically inspired theme?
Let’s take a close look at this initial offering from the young brand.
The Legatodiver comes in at a very approachable 39.5mm size. This is accompanied by a svelte 12mm thickness and 48mm lug-to-lug. Add to that a short lug design and you get a compact looking case. As for finishing, the case is mostly horizontally brushed, with polishing coming in the form of chamfers. And to complete the look, the watch has a lume-filled, signed, screw-down crown, which gives the watch 300 metres of water resistance.
Overall, it’s a straightforward case which should get the job done as a diver.
Moving in from the case, we’re met with a 120 click uni-directional rotating bezel. Across the collection, three of these bezels are black and one is blue. This is also where we see the first signs of the musical connection. Underneath the sapphire layer of the bezel, the markers are laid out in the pattern of a guitar fretboard. This design stands out, since the paint used is BGW9.
As you come in closer, you’re met with four different dial options. All of which are placed behind a flat sapphire crystal with AR coating on the inner side. The four colours used are Fume Teal, Blue Sunburst, Full Lume White and Black. Across all four, we have syringe-style hour hands with a lollipop seconds hand (tipped in red) and a lumed date wheel at six o’clock. The bullseye hour markers evoke another musical connection, as they are reminiscent of the tuning peg holes on a guitar.
Powering the Legatodiver is the very capable Sellita SW200-1. It runs at 28,800 bph and has a power reserve of 38 hours. Though MW Timepieces decided to not decorate the movement, it is placed behind an ornate, screwed in, display case back. With the lines printed over a tinted sapphire crystal, the overall look reminds you of guitar strings placed over a soundhole. It’s the perfect implementation of the musical theme.
Each Legatodiver has a three-link bracelet with nice, thick, brushed links. These links are well articulated, as you can see in the picture above. They’re all secured by a brushed, double-locking, 18mm deployment clasp. And finally, the bracelet is 20mm at the case, tapering down to 16mm at the clasp. All together, these design choices should allow for a comfortable wear on the wrist.
As an added bonus, each watch comes with a calfskin leather strap with quick-release spring bars.
In addition to the four main watches of the collection, MW will be making a limited addition called the Merah-Putih. It’s design is fashioned from the red and white colours of Indonesia’s flag. Only 49 pieces of this edition will be made.
As a whole, this initial offering from MW does a great job with the musical theme. At the same time, the watch doesn’t skimp out on specifications. It checks all the boxes as a capable and well-proportioned diver. So, if you’re a fan of guitars and are looking for an affordable diver, the Legatodiver might be the watch for you.
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