The Swiss watch manufacturer Mathieu Legrand has presented some exciting new models in recent months. These include two beautiful chronographs, which could hardly be more different. The Tournante is a simple model that makes an excellent suit, while the Grande Vitesse is more on the sporty side.
With the Tournante, Mathieu Legrand has created an elegant model for everyday use that cuts a fine figure on all occasions. With a diameter of only 41 mm, this chronograph fits every wrist without exception, and thanks to its low height, this watch glides easily under every shirt sleeve. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 10 atm and comes not only pure, but also with various PVD coatings, which allows a variety of variants.
Despite the numerous displays and the three auxiliary dials, the dial is clear and easy to read at first glance. The date is indicated by a central hand with a crescent shaped tip on the outer edge of the dial; in addition, two small windows under the logo at 12 o’clock indicate the day and month. In order not to overload the dial, Mathieu Legrand has decided not to use numerals but to use simple, superimposed rod indexes instead.
The Grande Vitesse on the other hand, is a classic sporty chronograph for those who like to wear a less dressy watch. At 43 mm, the case has a slightly larger diameter and the bezel is also much more present in this chronograph – not least due to the engraved tachymeter scale, which recalls the past of the chronograph in racing. At first glance, the dial gives the impression that the Grande Vitesse could be a skeletonized watch. This adds charme to the timepiece, especially in combination with the beautifully textured surface of the main dial. At six o’clock there is a date window and, of course, the hands and indexes are luminescent in order to guarantee perfect legibility even under poor lighting conditions.
Mathieu Legrand offers the Grande Vitesse in various versions: in stainless steel and with PVD coatings in black, gold or rose gold.
Both watches, the Tournante and the Grande Vitesse, are powered by reliable quartz movements and are equipped with a leather strap.