Watch Review Melbourne Collection 10th Anniversary Edition/Melbourne Watch Co. – Burnley; 39mm Gérald Genta-style

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Jun 14, 2020

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In this episode we take a look at a really exciting release from the Australian brand Melbourne Watch Company. Their Burnley Automatic line has answered call many watch fans have been asking for, for a long time now; An affordable, non-(direct)homage, to the ever popular Genta porthole-style wristwatch with an integrated bracelet. To top it off, it's also quite thin, really well finished, and just under $600. This subgenre of steel sports watches with integrated bracelets have previously only ever existed within the highest tiers of horology but as of late, have really started to start trending again across the full gambit of luxury timepieces. From Tudor to GP to Bell & Ross to Wempe, all the way up to A. Lange & Söhne (they were able to actually get away with traditional lugs paired to an integrated look bracelet) have all recently taken a crack at the classic formula originally made popular by Gérald Genta. Even more recently we've seen this style of wristwatch filter down in the entry-level luxury likes of Maurice Lacroix with their intriguing AIKON line. Anything below that $2k price point has typically been a bit of a mixed bag of very cheap traditional homages and somewhat over engineered small batch designs. I think Melbourne Watch Co. really was able to hit that 'Goldilocks' magic with this thin, well proportioned, and just flatout handsome Burnley release. Let me know what you all think in the comments below, thanks guys!


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  • CASE MATERIAL 316L Stainless Steel
  • CASE DIAMETER 42mm
  • CASE THICKNESS 10mm
  • MOVEMENT Miyota Cal. 9015 Automatic
  • CRYSTAL Flat Sapphire
  • DIAL Green
  • HANDS Brushed Steel
  • STRAP Integrated Bracelet
  • WATER RESISTANCE 50m/5ATM
  • https://www.melbournewatch.com.au/collections/burnley
 
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A very clean, smooth, and handsome, standard size, automatic, three hand, in some very attractive executions, from Melbourne Watch Co. Dignified, conservative, and versatile.:wink: Thanks Mike.:hat:
 
Correction- I mixed this watch with another one, last month it was actually only 20% extra off so the price in USD would have been about $470 , still good but not near as low as I had stated.
 

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Melbourne Watch Company - Watch Review Melbourne Collection 10th Anniversary Edition​

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https://www.melbournewatch.com.au/c...-auto-day-date-white-10th-anniversary-edition
  • CASE MATERIAL 316L Stainless Steel
  • CASE DIAMETER 42mm
  • CASE THICKNESS 11mm
  • MOVEMENT Sellita SW220
  • CRYSTAL Anti-Reflective Box Sapphire
  • DIALWhite
  • HANDS Gold Plated
  • BRACELET 20mm Quick Release
  • WATER RESISTANCE100m/10ATM
 
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