Titoni is a Swiss watch manufacturer from Grenchen, which has been founded in 1919 and is still run by the same family in its third generation. The brand is today mostly known for its accessible, classic and mostly mechanical timepieces. We’ve evidenced this already when looking at the Seascoper, a robust dive watch with an in-house movement, or with the Heritage 83019, a cool, retro-styled model paying tribute to the brand’s past. Today, we’ll look at a cornerstone of Titoni’s collection, the Master Series, which has just been revamped with a new design and display. And it’s also equipped with an automatic COSC-certified movement, for a fair price.
A model that has been in the collection for quite some years already, the Master Series is the brand’s take on the classic all-rounder watch, yet with a twist and some personality. It’s also a collection that only comprises mechanical models, and all of them are powered by chronometer-certified movements. In short, it’s the brand’s top of the range collection, and it has recently received a make-over to make it cleaner, more modern and more appealing.
The case of this new Titoni Master Series Chronometer Power Reserve has been slightly enlarged to now 41mm in diameter. The design is classic, slightly baroque with the surfaces of the stainless steel case entirely polished. It also shows a nice combination of smooth and curved shapes, playing on convex and concave lines. The bezel is thin, leaving an uncluttered view on the dial. A nice touch, the lugs are stepped and animate the case. Regarding specifications, it is fully equipped with a screwed caseback and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It even is water-resistant to 100m.
On the wrist, this watch is a casual-chic option, specifically when worn with its 5-link, polished stainless steel bracelet. The latter features nicely curved mid-links and is closed by a butterfly clasp with security push-buttons. The combination of a thin bezel and a relatively large diameter brings a sleek, opened design. Despite a 48.50mm lug-to-lug measurement, the Titoni Master Series 94388 sits nicely on the wrist.
The main specificity of this model lies in its display, as it combines a classic H-M-S set of central hands with a date window at 3 o’clock and a power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. Just like the rest of the watch, the brand has given this model some nice curved shapes, with stylized leaf hands and applied markers – all filled with luminous material. The sunray-brushed dial is available in silver, anthracite or, as presented here, in dark blue. Note that this blue dial can be ordered with a power reserve gauge coloured in white, green or yellow.
Powering the Titoni Master Series 94388 is a reliable movement provided by Sellita, the calibre SW 470 – basically, an enlarged version of the SW 200, to fit modern-sized watches and to have a better position of the date window. This automatic movement has been certified chronometer by the COSC, guaranteeing its precision. It runs at 4Hz and stores up to 41 hours of energy.
Availability & Price
The Titoni Master Series 94388 Chronometer Power Reserve is now available for orders from the brand’s online boutique. It is priced at CHF 1,890 or EUR 1,790 when worn on a steel bracelet. A version on a leather strap is also available at CHF 1,800 or EUR 1,708.
For more details and orders, please visit www.titoni.ch.