Charm is never an easy thing to quantify. Whether it’s a person, a work of art, or even a watch, something either has that undefinable charisma or it doesn’t. It can be tough to put your finger on in watches especially. You can put two designs with very similar elements side by side and one can be infinitely more charming than the other. That’s the way I’ve felt about the Martenero Edgemere, one of the most charming, likable watches we’ve seen in a long time. So what gives this nautical-inspired piece so much character? We spent some hands-on time with the line to find out.
Editor’s Note: Just as a matter of full transparency, it should be made clear that Zach Weiss, co-founder and Executive Editor of w&w, works with Martenero in a design capacity. worn&wound has no financial relationship with the brand, nor does Sean Lorentzen, the author of this review. The post was also written without editorial influence.