Massena LAB is proud to present the Magraph by Massena LAB and Raúl Pagès, our first collaboration with Raúl Pagès, and his first ever with another brand.
The release of the Magraph marks the beginning of a new chapter for Massena LAB. Gor the first time ever, the Magraph features a Massena LAB proprietary movement: the M660, designed by independent watchmaker Raúl Pagès in Switzerland
The M660 is a manual-winding, 4Hz movement, with a power reserve of 60 hours, and 21 jewels. The M660 features a handsome, broad plate with Côtes de Genève finishing and hand-chamfered anglage on its plates and bridges, all of which is visible through its exhibition caseback. Tucked under its balance wheel is the hidden mark of Raúl Pagès: "La tortue," or tortoise. Surrounding this stamped signature are overlapping decorative circles of perlage. This degree of movement finishing demonstrates a level of artistry and skill that is more akin to a luxury timepiece three times its price.
The dial of the Magraph is inspired by Bauhaus art and design of the 1930s, which favors simple geometric shapes against elaborate ornamentation. The watch is minimal, precise, but expressive. The dial is a subtle off-white, with a rhodium-plated and circularly-rained outermost sector ring. The dial is then intersected with a radially grooved small-seconds subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock.
The case of the Magraph is inspired by dress watches of the 1930s and 40s and is made of 316L stainless steel, measuring 38.5mm. The watch features an exhibition case back, allowing the M660 to be admired through a layer of non-reflective, sapphire crystal.
Paired with the Magraph is a strap made from rubber-lined, sustainable sturgeon skin designed exclusively for Massena LAB by Jean Rousseau Paris in a deep indigo color with reflective turquoise accents.