Taking it’s traditional design cues from deck watches popular with early 20th century sailors, which in turn are descended from earlier marine chronometers, the Melbourne Portsea Calendar is every inch a stunner. The intricately decorated multi-layer ceramic dial is complemented by an elegant hand set featuring a counterbalance on the second hand that can be read as both an “M” and a “W” to represent Melbourne Watch Company. This sophisticated design also incorporates a well balanced triple calendar complication, (weekday, day of month, month,) with the date window nicely centered at 6 o’clock. Rounded off with a high beat automatic mechanical movement for a smoother second hand sweep, the good looks of the Portsea Calendar continue on the back of the watch with a beautiful deep set oil pressed illustration.
Not just a timeless classic suitable for the most sophisticated of occasions, the Melbourne Portsea Calendar is also a practical and robust everyday wear with scratch resistant sapphire glass, a 100 meter water rating that puts most other dress watches to shame, and one of the most reliable movements available. A two year manufacturer’s warranty from Melbourne Watch Company doesn’t hurt either. Melbourne Watch Company are a well established watch microbrand founded in 2013, with their own in-house service center, and an excellent five star reputation.