Massena LAB, founded by William Massena, develops timepieces in partnership with independent watchmakers to produce iconic watches. Its latest effort, the Magraph, is a collaboration with Raúl Pagès, an independent watchmaker, movement designer, and watch restorer.
The Magraph is housed in a 38.5mm stainless steel case that stands 10mm thick. It comes with an off-white sector dial design and satin finish with polished accents, featuring a circular-grained and rhodium-plated outermost sector ring, a radially grooved small-seconds subsidiary dial intersecting the main dial, and a heated blued steel hours, minutes, and seconds hands. The straps, designed exclusively for Massena LAB by Jean Rousseau, are made from indigo-dyed sustainably-sourced sturgeon skin with lustrous turquoise accents.
Visible through the caseback is Massena LAB’s proprietary M660 movement. The manual-winding 4Hz caliber M660 is decorated with Côtes de Genève and sports a 48-hour power reserve and hand-chamfered plates and bridges. The balance wheel hides a poinçon Pagès in the shape of a turtle and is surrounded by perlage finishing, a signature of Pagès.
The Magraph has a price tag of just $8,675 and has since sold out. Delivery of watches will begin in December 2022.