I just found out about this company called Maranez. They are a new micro-brand operating out of Thailand. I suspect, they are based in Phuket, but I could be wrong. It is just that the names of their watch collection are main points of attraction in Phuket.
At present, they have 3 collection on offer. The collection are:
If I am not mistaken, Racha is an island just off Phuket which is a popular dive site. The Racha is basically a dive watch that offers the user a choice of 2 bezels. It is powered by a Miyota 9015 automatic movement, encased in a 44mm, 316L stainless steel case. It comes with a HEV as it is rated to 100 ATM.
Sapphire crystal, double dome.
The lume on the Maranez watches is just awesome. This extends across the range.
This is named after the Layan Beach in Phuket (I am guessing here). The watch comes in a familiar cushion shape and is offered in a brass case. The watch is water resistant to 30 ATM. The watch is powered by the Seiko NH35 automatic movement.
The stainless steel case back. The brass case is 43mm in diameter.
The large 8mm crown.
Again another lume shot. Nice luminosity.
Finally the Maranez Bangla.
This collection is named after a popular road in Phuket. The road is known for its nightlife and this is reflected in the offering. The Bangla is available in a number of dial design and colours. I like this collection. The watches are again offered in brass and also titanium. As with the the Layan, this watch is water resistant to 30 ATM and is also powered by the Seiko NH35.
And yes, it does look like that Italian brand.
The watch is large and thick. It is 47mm in diameter and almost 16mm thick. This is the titanium model.
This is the brass model.
Both watches comes with a titanium case back.
The watch is available in various dial colours and design. I like the Cali dial.
Pretty cool watches.
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