I am finally ready to present you a new watch and new microbrand that is now live for pre order on their site and is called Manime!
Manime watches is a new microbrand created by Édouard, a very nice french guy and of course a true watch lover and like many other inspired by his country, France.
The logo, also designed by him, was inspired by the yellow rose that symbolises friendship, and by France’s shape, the hexagon.
Manime Watches – La F.
La F. is the first timepiece of the brand and offers a new aesthetic to the classics of horology by adopting different textures and contrasting colors.
The spear like indexes mirror the traditional dauphine hands, and are set in a circular brushed dial available in 4 different colors.
This captivating dial is placed on a cushion case, which combines the ruggedness of a square case with the delicate nature of a round one.
This dichotomy of curves and straight lines gives life to the whole assembly.
Personally I really like the shape of the watch because it reminds to the vintage camaro Tag Heuer Style watch and I have to say that also the dimensions are perfect for every kind of wrist size.
This thank you to the 10.2 mm thickness and 40 mm case.
La F. comes with a 20mm Milanese Mesh strap and a butterfly clasp. Popular in the 70’s, the 1.9mm thick steel strap gives it a polished look.
La F. is powered by the classic and high level Miyota movement 9039 very welll known for affidability and has both sapphire crystal on the top and on the back of the watch.
You can see also the logo on the back.
La F. Specifications
Here you can find the specifications of the watch.
Despite we are talking about a new brand the watch looks cool and the size is perfect for every wrist.
I really like all the colors options and the vintage style of this timepiece and also the minimalism touch used into the dial.
The movement is a premium miyota 9039 and the shape of the case looks very classic but with a modern touch thanks to the dial details.
The logo on the back of the case looks cool instead of showing only the naked movement (like a lot of other brands) I think it is a good idea.
Also the mesh bracelet looks solid and very elegant!
As you know I always want to talk about new people and watch lovers that are starting their own company, brand, timepiece and this is not easy.
But in Edouard I saw a lot of effort and passion, starting from the good idea and concept of the watch to the organisation of the campaign, with very professional materials and info.
When you are starting to believe into a new project you have to consider of course the quality and concept of the watch but also the professionality of the person, for me one of the first thing which helps the potential customers to have more trust.
So for me is a yes, for the price you get a good watch and helping a new microbrand to start the journey!
I hope also to have Manime in the MIcrobrands Book 2023.
La F. will be available at a special pre-order price on Manime website.
Early birds: 339 EUR / USD with free shipping – For the preorders
Retail Price: 399 EUR / USD – After launching period
Here you can find also the timeline of the watch production.