For everyone who wears mostly casual watches with a sporty attitude the purchase of a classic Dress Watch is probably not on top of the list when it comes to must-haves. But there are recurring events in everyone’s life – accompanied by a certain dress code – where the only option is to wear a decent Dress Watch ore none at all. A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Rolex and other manufacturers have several impeccable pieces for this kind of occasions in their collections and each would be an excellent choice. But does a lover of casual watches want to spend a lot of money on a piece that is only in his collection for rare events? Maybe not.
That’s why we introduce a new, completely Swiss made timepiece today that goes nicely with a fancy suit while not being incredible expensive: The André Belfort Le Maître.
The André Belfort Le Maître is a rather simple wristwatch that comes in a variety of different options. From very classy with a white dial and a stainless steel case, completed by a black leather strap up to a black dial combined with a PVD-coated gold case and a matching bracelet.
The dials are dominated by big roman numerals, the three hands are long, slender and come in a classic design. Besides that every dial shows a beautiful weaving pattern. The Le Maître features hours, minutes and seconds as well as a date window at 3 o’clock and a sapphire crystal.
The stainless steel case is round and the lugs are rounded too. That complements the look of the watch and assures that it sits perfectly on the wrist. With a diameter of 42 mm and a height of 11 mm the Le Maître comes in a reasonable and comfortable size. The watch is not too small for the male wrist while being understated.
The cases of all watches are water-resistant up to 10 atm.
The André Belfort Le Maître is powered by a Sellita SW200-1. The Swiss made automatic calibre has proven itself over and over again. It is one of the most widely used movements in a variety of watches from different manufacturers. It is known for its reliability and dependability, working powerful and precise. The sapphire crystal case back makes sure the calibre can be observed while working.
We think that one can’t go wrong with any of these watches. With six different versions everyone should find itself a suitable piece. And prices ranging from 2.600€ to 3.000€ for Swiss made automatic watches are reasonable.
André Belfort Grad Voyage: the perfect traveling companion
To turn your journey into a very good one, the André Belfort Grand Voyage watch is your first choice.
Featuring displays for day, month and 24 hours, the Grand Voyage has packed something special: it shows a second time zone. Surely, this is a functionality that globetrotters don’t want to miss.
The Grand Voyage is powered by the reliable André Belfort ETK 6701 automatic caliber with 20 jewels. Precious and sturdy at the same time, its massive stainless steel case and its scratch-resistant saphire glass dome withstand all turbulences. Coming with a rosegold coating and a fashionable leather strap, this watch definitely is an upgrade to business class.
André Belfort wishes you a safe and pleasant trip.
I L O V E watches. And especially those with a sporty and modern design. This is why I nearly jumped out of my chair when I read that I get to test André Belfort Voilier. The watch is absolutely my taste!
The design of the dial is very modern. The extraordinary design elements are impressive. I especially like the balance wheel with the two blued screws. You can even see the the automatic watch movement. Genius! The calendar indication reminds me on the speedometer of a racing car. Anyway, the whole design of André Belfort Voilier sreams dynamic and sportiness. The watch has luminous hands – so you can read the time even under poor light conditions. The watch case as well as the strap (with folding clasp) are made of solid stainless steel. I like it’s matted surface and the carbon structure that embellishes the strap.
Behind scratch proof sapphire glass works the automatic watch movement André Belfort Kaliber ETK 831 with 33 stones. I can confirm what I read on different watch boards and magazines – it is very reliable. André Belfort Voilier is waterproof to 5 bar.
The lesson is clear: The Voilier is an awesome watch! It delivers what it promises!
Wristwatches for men, or should we say: gentlemen, should meet certain criteria, especially one: They should be both high-quality and classy. André Belfort’s new model “Calendrier” meets both criteria very well.
The “Calendrier” — we tested the “Steel silver” model looks classical: A finely sewn black leather strap is signalling the Swiss watch manufacturer means serious business: We’re talking luxury watches now. The matted dial is nicely contrasted by the big numerals forming one unit with the day, month and date display. We especially like the stainless stell casing (316 BL).
The alignment of the display follows classical design principles and turns the watch into a timeless masterpiece — if this makes any sense when we’re talking watches. Sapphire glass enhances the value and sees to it that scratches don’t stand a chance. The control elements of the “Calendrier” are robust and give it a certain James Bond charm.
Other variations of the “Calendrier” include “steel black”, “steel brown”, “IP black” and “gold silver”. All versions come with genuine leather straps.
The self-winding André Belfort caliber ETK 5602 movement is waterproof up to 5 atm and should be fit for daily use. 20 jewels see to it that the watch is running smoothly. The entire workings are safely housed in a 14 millimeter (0.55″) casing.
It almost looks like it’s arisen from a sience fiction movie – the Chronogrape Royale by André Belfort – and puts one in mind of the Terminatior is turning round the corner right now to put it on his wrist. Masculine and elegant is the way how it represents itself. Tough exterior and real pushover? We want to check this out…There are two colour variants available. Steel/silver and steel/black. For our test we decided to take the plain-coloured type in steel / silver.
Design and manufacture
The André Belfort Chronographe Royale seems to be manufactured carefully. Scratches or material defects? – far from it. Due to its stately weight the Chronographe Royal appears presentable in an adequate way. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 43 mm – masculine to all intents and purposes. A supreme wearing comfort is assured with its real flip-lock leather strap. Also the design is harmonious. The honeycomb-structure of the clock face continues on the stainless steel strap.The totalisators in simply black are well silhouetted against the clock face and therefore well legible.
Behind scratch-proof saphireglass works the automatic clock unit André Belfort “caliber ETK 810”. In daily use the clock unit is proved as accurate and authentic. The ajustment of the clock with the crown is unproblematic. The feel of the deadener and the crown convince. As a special highlight the Chronograph Royale brings a Tachymetrescale to calculate speeds with it. We are exited!
The timeindicator Chronographe Royale from Belfort has really Science-Fiction potential. It convinces with its high class manufacture, its authentic clock unit and at last with its masculine design.Quality has of course its price. The recommended retail price of the manufacturer is 2190 Euro.
Automatic clock unit André Belfort caliber ETK 811
Stainless steel case and -strap
Scratch proof saphireglass
Date display with loupe
Aperture without crown: 38 mm
Height of the case: 14 mm
5 ATM pressure tested
Retail price: 1695 €
Design and technic:
It feels comfortable on the arm. This is the first thing that attractes attention to us, when we removed the “Le Capitaine” out of it’s attractive box and put it on. The watch has a goodly weight and also its case aperture of 38 mm gives the “Le Capitaine” a suitable being. The high quality stainless steel strap is with a Fliplock buckle to lock. Also its modern and balanced design pleases, which gives the clock its own charakter. The time indicator of André Belfort looks assiduously manufactured. Our test model shows optical no scarcities or scratches. In daily use, the automatic clock unit is accurate and authentic.
We cannot report of any gait deviations. Setting and serving the watch with the protected crown is unproblematic. Feeling of deadener and crown convinces us. For comfort in daily use cares the water resistance of 5 bar.
For a really goodly price you get, with the Le capitaine by André Belfort, a qualitative massive watch which combines functionality and design.
From the Greek Mythology everybody knows Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, desire and love. Doubtlessly the Aphrodite from André Belfort is a very beautiful watch. And we can feel a sudden desire to order this watch and to test it. But what we don’t know yet is whether we are going to love the watch after our tests. But let’s find out:
Packaging and first impression
After only a couple of days the “beauty” from André Belfort arrives. The watch is packed thoroughly in a precious box with guarantee card and manual. The watch looks terrific! Beautifully and graceful. We are awaiting eagerly to put on the watch for the first time. With its ceramic bracelet the watch feels comfortably on the wrist. The weight and the watch case diameter of 38 mm gives her a very nice attendance.
Workmanship and design
Also at a second glance we cannot find any processing errors, scratches or the like. The top-quality materials were processed carefully. The design is convincing. It looks very noble and precious but doesn’t seem fussy or flashy at all. Have we already mentioned that only top-quality materials were used for this watch? – Stainless steel, ceramic and …. happy scream…. diamonds. Four diamonds embellishes the dial of the Aphrodite.
Movement and features
The beating heart of André Belfort´s Aphrodite is the automatic movement Myiota with 21 stones which works behind scratch proof sapphire glass. During our tests we did not notice any noteworthy gait deviation. The handling of the watch is easy. The Aphrodite is water-resistant to 50 meter. That means you can leave the watch on while washing your hands or taking a shower.
The Aphrodite lives up to it’s name. We fell in love with this watch from the very first moment. Who also wants to fall in love with the Aphrodite has to be quick. The watch is limited to 500.
Let me promise you that this will be the last André Belfort test report for today. But since we have introduced André Belfort’s Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver to you earlier this year we would like to also provide you with our test report for this luxury mens watch.
The reason for the delay was again that it took time between the ordering of the test object and its receipt. But truly as a luxury watch manufacturer, I would want to make sure that the person to whom I send a test object for free really desires to get it. First impression
The André Belfort Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver arrives in a classy black box. This box itself made a very good impression on us. Inside we found
– besides André Belfort’s Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver of course – detailed instructions for use and a guarantee. The first trying on. We can say one thing for sure: the Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver gives us a very glamorous feeling !
Quality and finish
The André Belfort Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver is very well manufactured and impresses with the high quality of its materials.
We have examined this mens watch thoroughly, have opened it and studied the movement. What we have discovered impressed us. You usually don’t find
such a high quality movement – even in this price range ! According to our opinion, the André Belfort Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver
shows a high quality in its workmanship.
The André Belfort Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver offers in addition to a solid finish and a high quality workmanship nomerous functionalities. Date, day and month display, scratch proof sapphire glass, authentic leather wristband. The design is convincing. This is an outstanding watch !
The André Belfort Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold silver is a wonderful wrist watch for man in the segment of luxury watches. Not
everyone can afford to wear such a watch because the price is high ! But we can absolutely recommend André Belfort’s Nouvelle Renaissance rose gold
As previously announced- we also would like to introduce you the watch Grande Classe steel blue from André Belfort! Unfortunately we had to wait much longer than usual for this beauty – but it was totally worth it! We do not often have the privilege to test such a luxury watch. Here are our test resuluts:
Packaging and first impression
As all the other André Belfort watches, the Grande Classe steel blue comes in a very elegant and luxury packaging. Inside the box we find – besides the watch – a beautiful designed guarantee card and an easy to read manual. Our first impression is very positive We have rarely seen such a masterpiece on our desk.
Reliability and suitability for daily use
During our daily tests, the Grande Classe steel blue from André Belfort has been able to convince us all along the line. We found no problems neither
by tests during sporting activities as well as through the reliability ones. Nothing can disarray this André Belfort watch, it is particularly
accurate within the tolerance values. However these are absolutely correct and corresponding to what can be expected from an automatic watch.
Quality and workmanship
André Belford’s Grande Classe is wonderfully manufactured
and captivates through its high complexity. How could it be different? We couldn’t find any
scratches, no drop of oil, not even a grain of dust or bad aroma. André Belfort lives up to its reputation with the Grande Classe steel blue!
We are very impressed.Great quality – great watch!
We have already introcuced the watch Étoile Polaire steel blue from André Belfort a couple of months ago and have promised to provide you with our test report at a later time.
Well, better late than never! 😉 Here it is:
The design of André Belfort’s Étoile Polaire steel blue is absolutely convincing and has a sportive touch and captivates particularly with
its sturdy and elegant outer appearance. Talking about men! Those who usually aren’t into classic watches in brown tones and leather wristbands, will love André Belfort’s Étoile Polaire because of it’s casual and at the same time extraordinary design. Well done André Belfort!
Quality and finishing
We can’t find any scratches or processing errors. Typical for André Belfort ist the first class finishing. The chosen materials harmonize well with eachother. The watch meachanism – André Belfort’s own creation – is a reliable companion.
The watch Étoile Polaire steel blue from André Belfort is a solid and sportive watch for a man who is fashion-conscious. The price is high – but justified through the good name André Belfort.