Today we’re excited to introduce to you all to Martenero. About 2 years ago Matthew O’Dowd and John Tarantino, the founders of Martenero, approached me regarding their idea for a new watch brand. They wanted to take a somewhat different approach to making affordable watches, and their ideas were quite exciting. They brought me on as a freelance designer on the project (designer by trade), working under their creative direction. Over the next several months we worked together to iterate numerous dial and case concepts in 2D and 3D. They then undertook the arduous task of manufacturing their watches; sampling, prototyping, sourcing, adjusting, pondering, etc… As well as constructing a beautiful and highly functional website. And now, all is said and done, and the Martenero watches are officially available.
As this story indicates, yes, I did “work” for this brand, so naturally I have an emotional investment in their success, but neither I or worn&wound has continuing financial ties to the brand, so this is not a sponsored post or anything of the like.