Melbourne watches has been quietly pursuing their unique timepieces for a few years now. With the boom of microbrands, they have always managed to stay relevant, producing an elegant line of watches with an eye for day-to-day watches that veer towards dress pieces. We’ve looked at several, such as their first, the Flinders, as well as their particularly well executed Portsea models. Based off of the marine chronometer concept, the Portsea mixed a clever use of materials with classic styling, creating something very appealing.
Melbourne’s newest release, the Sorrento, draws on the success of the Portsea, taking the aesthetic in a different, sportier direction. Billed as a dress diver, the Sorrento utilizes the layered, ceramic dial of the Portsea in a bigger dive case, creating a sort of hybrid of the two concepts. It also features a uniquely textured bezel, sapphire crystal and Miyota 9015 movement, making it well rounded package at an MSRP of $830. *Please note the sample reviewed and photographed is a prototype with some wear and tear