André Belfort Chronographe Royale – Hasta la vista Baby!

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.


Test: André Befort Le Capitaine silver

Zoom_AB_8110_silberTechnical data:

  • Automatic clock unit André Belfort caliber ETK 811
  • Stainless steel case and -strap
  • Scratch proof saphireglass
  • Date display with loupe
  • Day display
  • Month display
  • 24-hours display
  • 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.

Presented: Mathis Montabon´s Squelette silver

The Mathis Montabon´s Squelette silver has fascinated us a lot, for this reason a test was a must! Mathis Montabon is a producer of high quality luxury watches, so we were obviously very enthusiastic about the results of our tests.

These can be read here in our test report. Have fun!

Before giving a closer look at what kind of watch is the Squellette silver, here we provide the data sheet:

MM-05-silberArticle nr. : MM-05
Stainless steel box (316L), nickel-free
Real leather bracelet
Automatic movement Mathis Montabon caliber M-5 with 21 stones
Scratchproof sapphire glass
Date/Day/Month/24 hours indicator
Blued screws
Diameter without crown: 40 mm
Case Thickness: 13 mm
5 ATM water resistant
Weight 84g including bracelet
Retail price: 1.390 EUR

The Mathis Montabon´s Squelette silver has also a nickel-free stainless steel box and a comfortable leather bracelet. Naturally this watch, that belongs to this price range, precludes an automatic caliber (M-5) – 21 stones ensure the necessary quality. The scratch-resistant sapphire glass protects the indicators of date, day, month and 24 hours. The sale price is € 1390 and is located in the middle segment of the luxury prices.

First impression
Our first impression was really good. A nice box created suspense when the Mathis Montabon´s Squelette silver arrived. Then inside you get to the object of desire, which shines in contrast with the dark box and naturally the effect of surprise can only increase. In the box there are the full manual of instructions and the guarantee of plastic that looks like a credit card. The first impression is so and we can only hope that we can keep longer the watch, especially when we have the object only for a short test and then we must return it!

Quality in the test
Obviously, the first impression will not help if the quality is not good. But what is the quality in a watch? When we talk about quality, we test the workmanship (how have been the parts of the watch and movement put together? Have they chosen the right materials? Are there defects such as scratches manufacturing?), the functionality (does the clock work well? Does Everything work correctly and reliably? ) and the vulnerability to external factors
(Swimming, sweat, etc..). The mathis doesn´t satisfy only sufficiently all these criteria but rather it fulfills them almost perfectly!

We recommend Mathis Montabon´s Squelette silver and we hope we have shown its characteristics clearly and understandable. If you have any questions about our services and above all of this text is enough write a comment. We were so glad to to test for you this watch!