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MATwatches’ military-inspired timepieces offer good bang-bang for your buck

There’s nothing like strapping-on a sturdy timepiece to accompany one throughout the trials and tribulations of life’s adventures. MATwatches should strike a chord with those inclined towards a rugged lifestyle, as its collection of timepieces draw inspiration from the harsh regimes of military training. This has enabled the brand to carve out a product philosophy that is suitable for the average urban lifestyle.

The story of MATwatches started in 2005, where the brand earned enough respect as a ‘tool watch’ to climb up the ranks to become the preferred ‘weapon’ of choice for French military elites and SWAT team, otherwise known as RAID. In case you’re wondering, the ‘MAT’ in MATwatches represents ‘Mer-Air-Terre’, or Water, Air and Land.

The watches are able to withstand the high demands of military warfare – a proven attribute for nine consecutive years. For instance, some MATwatches are manufactured with anti-magnetic properties, and the movements are protected by a cage assembled by renowned watchmakers. They are also waterproof to a depth of 300m, thanks to the thick sapphire crystal and screw-down crown.

[Grab issue 26 of TopGear Singapore for more information. For more details on MATwatches, contact E’Collezione: +65 6737 3820. Prices range from $2,500 to $4,900.]

Gerald Yuen
Author: Gerald Yuen
Gerald is a writer for TopGear Singapore. The die-hard fan of stick-shifts like to indulge in fun, rather than fast cars. He can be seen sifting through classifieds for old school pocket rockets on his off day.