MAEN is a brand out of Stockholm, Sweden, and it’s gained some significant traction with the release of their Hudson dive watch, their first mechanical timepiece. Brad had a chance to go hands-on with the Hudson last year, and his impression mirrors those of others who took the watch for a spin: it’s a solid, vintage-inspired dive watch that represents great value for money. There’s not exactly a dearth of watches in that category — I sometimes wonder if, in fact, every watch is a well-built heritage diver — so for MAEN to break out of the pack is in and of itself an accomplishment. A word of mouth hit in the micro-brand space is maybe the best kind.
MAEN’s follow up to the Hudson is something totally new for the brand, who now enter a growing but not quite saturated market for old-school-looking mechanical chronographs at a budget price. Let’s take a look at some of the key elements of the new Skymaster 38.
MAEN Skymaster 38 Automatic Chronograph
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: Jet Black, Panda, Inverted Panda, Midnight Blue, Thunder Grey
- Dimensions: 38mm x 10.9mm
- Crystal: Sapphire
- Water Resistance: 5 ATM
- Crown: 7mm
- Movement: ETA 2894-2 Elaboré Grade
- Strap/bracelet: Leather
- Price: 799 Euro at Kickstarter launch
- Expected Release: September 2019