MAEN Watches may ring a few bells for regular W&W readers; we’ve covered their version of a dressy-diver in the Hudson 38 Automatic, as well as their vintage inspired chronograph in the Skymaster 38. The latest timepiece to be released from the young brand out of Stockholm, Sweden comes in the form of the Greenwich 38 Automatic; a stylish, modern-centric, GMT sports watch with clear lines of inspiration.
MAEN offers several dial and strap options to choose from on the Greenwich 38 Automatic, including the eye-catching ‘Clous De Paris’ midnight navy dial paired with their custom integrated rubber strap. Clous de Paris translates to ‘Nails of Paris’, otherwise known in English as a ‘Hobnail’ pattern, and is often used as a decorative technique to enhance metal parts on watch dials and rotors. MAEN uses the Clous De Paris pattern on the entire dial, akin to what you would see on a Girard Perregaux Laureato or an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The custom integrated rubber strap, lets just say, is Patek-esque (you may be sensing a theme here). We’ve seen many takes on the humble rubber strap, but this execution is particularly interesting thanks to the texture and clasp. With these two features, in addition to an alternating brushed and polished stepped stainless steel case, the Greenwich 38 immediately gives off a luxury sport watch vibe.