Martenero has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Edgemere Reserve, a redesigned version of their nautical-themed Edgemere, now with power reserve, a 24-hour sub-register, and a date complication.
With a versatile size of 40 x 47 x 11.8 millimeters, a screwed-in crown, 30 meters of water resistance, and excellent polish and brush work, the 316L stainless steel case remains largely unchanged on the Edgemere Reserve. The lugs, however, are considerably softened compared to the original Edgemere, giving the Reserve a more refined, finished look.
The dial, however, gets a wholly new layout and some striking new colorways. The Reserve should look busier than the standard Edgemere, but the narrow bezel, wide dial, and smart new layout help preserve the spacious, clean look. In fact, because the sub-dial on the Reserve is more traditionally located at 6 o’clock (the original is askew at 4:30), and because the date aperture, power reserve, and logo also occupy cardinal points, the Edgemere Reserve is unexpectedly quieter than its predecessor.