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MAGON Watches

MAGON Watches

The first creation from MAGON Watches is the Fórsa Titanium Chronograph. A Swiss made mechanical, column-wheel chronograph, housed in a grade 5 titanium tonneau case. 

The Fórsa Titanium Chronograph was developed over three years and using over 25 years experience at the highest level of the Swiss watch industry. Stephen McGonigle, of McGonigle Watches brings an exceptional, modern sports timepiece to the market. 

“The best timepieces are inspired but they shouldn’t necessarily be defined by their inspiration”

Stephen McGonigle’s first creation of MAGON Watches was inspired by a lifelong passion for the sport of rugby. The design touches throughout the timepiece are very subtle, making this a very special piece.  MAGON Fórsa Titanium Chronograph is not just for sports fans but for anyone interested in unique design combined with high quality Swiss engineered timepieces. There are two versions of Fórsa Titanium Chronograph, one with the case of high polished tiatnium and the second “Dubh” with media blasted, DLC finished titanium case. As with any work of passion, lack of inspiration was never going to be an issue. Using the that inspiration to create a balanced design, desirable to a broad spectrum of watch enthusiasts, was the real challenge. 

The case:The outer curves of the Grade 5 Titanium case are identical to that of a rugby ball. The titanium case is waterproof to 10 atmospheres which is extraordinary for a tonneau-shaped chronograph. This guarantees protection of the precision movement inside.

The calibre: The Swiss made column chronograph has finished in a very bespoke style. Satin bridges with polished bevelling. The screws are DLC coated, as is the column wheel which has it’s columns mirror-polished on top. La Joux Perret 7772 -customized for Magon.  55 hours power Reserve. A custom rotor balance further identifies the Magon Forsa as unique.

The chronograph pushers:the shape is obvious, like a rugby ball,  but it works really well with the case.

The dial: Stephen McGonigle’s design of the  Fórsa dial is unique, both aesthetically and technically. Machined from a block of metal, as opposed to a thin plate (as most dials are), this complicated process was the only way to achieve the shape. As a single piece of metal, (including the indexes) this is quite an achievement when you consider the depth and complexity of the dial. There’s nothing simple or straightforward about producing a tonneau shaped watch, let alone a chronograph. If we consider the dial alone, it would be impossible to overestimate the work involved in producing it. Each dial are both stamped and then machined by CNC. Each dial has the initial black coating applied before the Superluminova is applied by hand.Once the subtle designs are pointed out, the inspiration may seem obvious. However, this is where good design is all important.  The oval sub-dials are a beautiful touch and utterly unique.Notice too the contours of the dial as the dial curves down to the corners and the index rise in response, giving the dial an incredible three dimensional look.

The subdials: A continuance of the ruby ball theme.

The watch strap: Original, striking and practical. The rugby ball dimples are inspired.To reduce the risk of perspiration, the back of the strap is designed to let air circulate between the wrist and the skin. Does this pattern remind you of anything?

Work has already begun on new projects and a very special unique piece will be launched. Stay tuned for future design and development from MAGON Watches.

MAGON Fórsa Titanium Chronograph -$11,000

MAGON Fórsa Titanium Chronograph-Dubh (Matte DLC Titanium)- $13,000





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