Happy 10th anniversary to the Manometro!

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June 2015

Giuliano Mazzuoli’s watch has become a Florentine symbol over the last decade, continuing to grow in popularity among an audience that has an eye for design and an appreciation for style.

For three generations, Giuliano Mazzuoli has made products that display quality craftsmanship and creativity, typically associated with the “Made in Italy” label. Located in the hills of Tuscany that surround Florence, Italy, the company usually targets the mid-to-high-end of the luxury market.

Despite its focus on high end luxury, Giuliano Mazzuoli finds inspiration in everyday objects, and he then attempts to capture our imagination. Ten years ago, the inspiration for the Manometro watch came from a pressure gauge. In fact, “manometro” means “pressure gauge” in Italian.

Giuliano Mazzuoli's Manometro is inspired by a pressure gauge
Giuliano Mazzuoli’s Manometro is inspired by a pressure gauge

To celebrate 10 years of his iconic watch, Giuliano Mazzuoli has released a special version of the Manometro. All commemorative pieces are usually made in a limited edition, and this one is available in 120 pieces. Releasing 10 pieces, representing the decade of the watch’s existence, probably seemed too little. So the company simply multiplied 10 by 12, representing the number of months in each year, making 120 the final count.

Designed in Italy and produced in Switzerland, the watch is constructed using only the finest materials by master watchmakers. The Swiss side is represented by the watch’s fine technical characteristics, including a precision Swiss automatic movement.

Special edition numbered case back
Special edition numbered case back

The watch’s Italian design is also clear, with an ivory coloured dial that is contrasted by a rich calf-skin leather strap, made in Tuscany, of course. The watch also comes in a hand-made Florentine leather box. Other fine touches are of the more personal variety, with Giuliano Mazzuoli’s signature engraved just below the offset crown.

Yet, the fact that this watch is made of polished stainless steel might seem like a missed opportunity, because traditionally tin or aluminum is given as a gift for a 10th anniversary. But as circumstance would have it, steel is the traditional gift for the 11th anniversary. Most probably Giuliano Mazzuoli just had his eye on celebrating a second decade of success for the Manometro. And what’s a better way to reach 20 years, than by reaching the 11th year first? (VJ)

Manometro, a Florentine symbol
Manometro, a Florentine symbol

Technical Information

  • Movement: Mechanical automatic movement, ETA 2824/2 caliber
  • Dial: Ivory-colored dial with handwritten limited edition number
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, and seconds
  • Crystal: Anti-reflective, convex sapphire crystal
  • Crown: A stainless steel, large dimension screw-in crown with 12 grooves at 2 o’clock
  • Case: Cylindrical polished stainless steel, straight-angle base with 8 screws
  • Case dimensions: 45 mm diameter; 14 mm height
  • Strap: Handcrafted natural calf-skin Tuscan leather strap inserted directly into the case
  • Water Resistance: 5 atmospheres (ATM); 50 meters; 164 feet