At the end of 2013 beginning of 2014 I stumbled across this amazing little boutique brand out of NYC called Martenero. I was compelled by their story and reached out to them and interviewed Martenero CEO, John Tarantino. I was drawn to this brand because I like the design, it seemed like a quality product and the best part is that is customizable from the hands, dial and straps for under $500. The first two models they released are called the Ace & The Founder. You can read my review of the Martenro Ace and listen to my interview with John Tarantino, here.
Then last year when I was in NYC, I met up with John and interviewed him at the Ace Hotel and we talked about two NEW models the Martenero Ascent & Marquis. Even though I hadn’t seen them I was excited to talk about them. You can listen to my second interview with John, here
A few months later I found myself back in NYC and I met up with John to see the NEW Martenro Ascent & Marquis collection and my mind was completely blown! I was impressed with how different these two models were from the original two. There was more attention to detail throughout the watch from top to bottom, A bigger size, a better movement, more applied elements, this was becoming a real brand! The price of the NEW Martenero Ascent & Marquis are only $100 more than the Ace and Founder at $595. This is an absolute bargain. I have seen a lot of poorly made and designed watch brands for twice the price with a big name. This brand is incredibly substantial for what you are getting, make no mistake about it! You can read my review of the Martenero Ascent & Marquis, here
The Martenero website is easy to navigate through and user friendly. You can literally build your watch and see what you have created and look forward to receiving it very quickly. People who have serious watches in their collection will appreciate and respect your choice for Martenero because quality and design are timeless and go hand in hand. I often get asked what watch would I buy under $1,000. There are a few out there that I really like but Martenero is at the top of the list! Don’t delay treat yourself to one of each! You can check out the Martenero website, here