Monarte squid

Craftsmanship on another Level

Experience the pinnacle of watchmaking with Monarte’s meticulously crafted timepieces.

Our watches offer unmatched precision, elegance, and durability, all for a fraction of the price of high-end luxury brands.

Elevate your wrist game with Monarte, where exceptional craftsmanship meets exceptional value.

In The Press

The Journey

In the never-ending rabbit hole of horology, finding the perfect watch that blends elegance and durability seemed like an elusive dream.

Domen, founder of Monarte, experienced this dilemma firsthand, just like you probably are right now.

Which watch to choose? Which one offers the best value? Which one will actually hold throughout the years? Will I like it or will I get bored soon?

Dress watches are surely elegant, but fragile. You’d hesitate before washing your hands with one on.

Tool watches? Sturdy, no doubt, they’re called “tool” for a reason. But bulky and utilitarian – not exactly black-tie material.

And then there are “hybrids”, the ones that blend together the toolish and the elegant side, but usually those came with an astronomical price tag.

Domen turned to the watch community and after numerous months, we landed on an answer – a dressy-diver watch, but not just another “automatic movement”, “sapphire crystal” watch – something more. Much more.

The most ultra-value-packed watch with exceptionally refined craftsmanship and finishing.

Imagine a watch that combines the elegance of a dress watch, the robustness of a tool watch, and the versatility for any occasion.

On top of that, Swiss made, with in-house regulations, impeccable finishing and not just hours, but several days of quality control.

You might think such a watch would be outrageously expensive. But here’s the surprise – it’s not.

Creating the Monarte Squid was no small feat. Countless hours went into designing, prototyping, and perfecting every detail. The triple-layered guilloche dial, the precision-engineered movement, the rigorous quality control – all meticulously crafted to ensure every Monarte Squid is flawless.

Now, the Monarte Squid stands as a testament to what passion, precision, and community can achieve. It’s more than a timepiece; it’s a statement, a legacy, a symbol of your unique style and taste.

SPECS

Diameter

40.5mm

Thickness

11.4mm

Lug-to-lug

47.5mm

Waterproof

300m (in-house ISO 6425)

Movement

Top Grade
ETA-2824
(In-house regulated)

Lume

BGW9 Swiss Super-luminova

accuracy

+/-2s per day

WARRANTY

5 years

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Dial window of the in-house regulated
ETA-2824 movement (+/-2s/day)

Wide screw-down
crown with
waves-pattern
for better grip.

Hand-operated Guilloche dial
with water drop pattern.
Protected by a sapphire crystal with
triple-applied AR coating.

Barely seen handwriting in latin
"Tempus Arsque Coniuctae"
meaning time and art combined.

316L Stainless steel bracelet
with a double screwdown system.

One-piece full
316L stainless
steel bezel with
sunray fine
finishing.
Watch case is made
out of 316L stainless
steel, with multiple
finely polished
and brushed surfaces.

316L Stainless steel hand-applied indexes
with multiple beveled mirror polishing

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The Dial

The dial of our Monarte Squid is not just a component; it’s a masterpiece. Crafted to captivate and built to last, here’s why it’s exceptional:

The Waterdrop Guilloché design is made to be a conversation starter, drawing admiration at every sweep.

Our initial guilloché dial was crafted using a hand-operated lathe machine, and then meticulously replicated by a CNC machine to ensure consistency and perfection in every piece.

Every dial is hand-assembled by our Swiss watchmakers.

Every index, logo, hand, and date window is carefully hand-applied, ensuring that each watch is a unique work of art.

The triple-layered dial adds depth and dimension, making the watch face more visually striking.

Wide sword-shaped hands with a hint of squid enhance easy readability allowing you to tell time at a glance.

Achieving the perfect finish and high level of detail in our triple-layered dial took numerous attempts, each step refining the design until it met our exacting standards.

The result is a dial that’s as durable as it is beautiful.

Discovering the hidden inscriptions on the dial is like finding a secret only you know.

It adds a layer of personalization and exclusivity to your watch, making it truly unique.

These subtle inscriptions are crafted with such precision that they blend seamlessly into the dial, waiting to be discovered by those who look closely.

It’s a feature that enhances the allure and mystique of your Monarte Squid.

The Movement

The Monarte Squid is equipped with the fully decorated Top-Grade ETA 2824-2 movement as its foundation.

However, we’ve taken further steps in-house to maximize value for you. Each Squid’s movement is finely tuned to achieve a precision of +/- 2 seconds per day.

Every watch undergoes a rigorous 72-hour Quality Control process, and we test all our movements in 6 positions to ensure unmatched performance.

Operating at a high beat frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz), the movement ensures accurate timekeeping.

With an impressive power reserve of 38 hours, your Monarte watch keeps running even during the longest days.

For our limited editions, we’ve added an 18k gold-plated rotor adorned with the Monarte branding and Côtes de Genève, adding a touch of luxury to the inner workings of the watch.

The movement also features blue screws that have undergone a precise heating process, turning them a distinctive blue.

This heating process hardens the screws, improving their durability and resistance to wear, ensuring your watch remains in excellent condition over time.

Some more statistics for fellow watch enthusiasts.

The Case

While maintaining a traditional silhouette, the Monarte Squid features exceptional detailing.

At just 11.4mm thick, the case offers a sleek, dressy profile that fits comfortably under a shirt cuff, while it’s also offering 300m water resistance and complies with ISO 6425 standards done in-house, ensuring durability without compromising on style.

The case transitions smoothly from polished lugs to brushed surfaces, crafted from highest-grade 316L stainless steel.

We use a refined process which enhances scratch resistance and shine, keeping your watch looking pristine through everyday wear.

Crowning the case is a one-piece stainless steel bezel with a striking sunray finish.

This design not only adds aesthetic appeal but also enhances the watch’s durability.

A one-piece bezel is more robust and less prone to damage compared to multi-piece designs, making it a more expensive yet valuable choice for longevity and resilience.

The Lume

The Monarte Squid features Swiss BGW9 Super-LumiNova, in a beautiful light blue color.

This ensures exceptional visibility in low-light conditions, enhancing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Unlike traditional painted lume, we use actual lume blocks for our indexes.

This method ensures the lume is more evenly applied, stronger, and perfectly aligned, providing a brighter and longer-lasting glow.

Whether you’re navigating the depths or enjoying a night out, your Monarte Squid will always be easy to read and look stunning.

The Bracelet

The fully articulating bracelet of the Monarte Squid is a work of art in itself.

Designed for both comfort and durability, it ensures that your watch not only looks great but feels great too.

Double-sided screws (patent-pending) provide enhanced safety, ensuring that your bracelet remains securely fastened at all times.

This innovative design adds an extra layer of reliability and peace of mind.

Quick-release pins allow for effortless strap changes, giving you the flexibility to switch up your style without any hassle.

Whether you’re dressing up or down, your Monarte Squid can adapt to any occasion.

The bracelet tapers from 20mm down to 18mm, offering a sleek and refined look that complements the overall design of the watch.

A brushed surface keeps the bracelet looking clean and sophisticated, while the middle link’s polished edges add a touch of shine, making your watch a true standout piece.

The Clasp

The Monarte Squid, embodying the essence of a true diver’s watch, features a clasp designed with a diver’s extension.

This allows for smooth, on-the-fly adjustments while it’s secured on your wrist, ensuring seamless adaptation to the conditions underwater or changes in wrist size on land.

*The photo of the clasp is a rendering.

The Caseback

The Monarte Squid is available in two distinct versions.

The Limited Edition features an exhibition caseback, allowing you to admire the intricate workings of the fully decorated ETA 2824 movement.

This caseback is complemented by a triple anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal, ensuring a clear view of the movement and the 18k gold-plated rotor, without any glare.

The Limited edition is limited to 50 pieces / color.

The Regular Edition comes with a closed caseback, providing a different kind of elegance.

Crafted from solid steel, this caseback is elegantly embossed with the tophat Squid in a middle of an ocean, representing what Monarte stands for – a dressy, refined diver watch that can withold any situtation without breaking a sweat.

Both options come with screw-down casebacks that provide water resistance up to 300 meters, ensuring your Monarte Squid is as robust and reliable as it is stylish. Whether you choose the exhibition or closed caseback, you can be confident in the watch’s durability and performance.

Tested to the limits

Rigorous 72-Hour Quality Control

Every Monarte Squid undergoes an intensive 72-hour Quality Control process.

This ensures that each watch not only meets but exceeds our exacting standards.

During this period, we meticulously check every aspect of the watch, from the movement to the finishing details.

This rigorous QC process guarantees that your watch will perform flawlessly right out of the box.

Tested in 6 positions

To ensure unparalleled accuracy, we test all our movements in six different positions.

This thorough testing process allows us to fine-tune each movement to achieve a precision of +/- 2 seconds per day.

By simulating various real-life conditions, we ensure that your Monarte Squid keeps perfect time no matter how you wear it.

Precision Regulation

Our commitment to precision goes beyond standard regulations.

Each movement is carefully regulated to achieve optimal performance.

This means that every Monarte Squid is finely tuned to deliver exceptional timekeeping accuracy, ensuring that your watch remains reliable and precise over time.

Water Resistance Testing

Every Monarte Squid is designed to withstand the elements, and our water resistance testing ensures this promise.

We dip each watch into actual water to test its 300m water resistance and compliance with ISO 6425 standards.

This rigorous testing guarantees that your watch is ready for the wildest and deepest waters, providing peace of mind whether you’re diving or simply washing your hands.

The Packaging

We know presentation matters. And to at least try and match the quality of the watch, we made a beautiful watch box from piano wood, with a steel button and hinges to truly give that feeling of quality.

The interior is from a soft velvet fabric, ensuring your watch doesn’t scratch and stays safe at all times.

Preorder Your Monarte Squid

Squid - Regular Edition

The Value-Packed Choice
Available in green, black and blue.

1139€ 879€
Squid - Limited Edition

The Exclusive Choice (50pcs / color)
Available in green, black and blue.

1467€ 1219€

Available Colors

Monarte Squid Green

Standard Edition 879€
Limited Edition 1219€

Monarte Squid Black

Standard Edition 879€
Limited Edition 1219€

Monarte Squid Blue

Standard Edition 879€
Limited Edition 1219€

Retail pricing will be 1139€ for Regular Edition and 1467€ for Limited Edition.
All prices include Shipping Worldwide. Tax excluded.

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Shipping Worldwide

Fast Delivery & Fully Insured. Anywhere in The World.

Unique Buy-Back Option

Worried about your watch losing its value? We got you. We will buy back your watch at a fair price even after a few years.

30-Day Free Returns

Not sure if your watch will fit you or if you will like it? No worries. After receiving your watch you have 30 days to return it and get your money back.

30-day money-back guarantee

At Monarte, we’re certain you’ll fall in love with your Squid. But hey, we get it – sometimes things just don’t click. That’s why we’ve got your back with our 30-day money-back guarantee.

Try It On, Risk-Free:
From the moment you unbox your Monarte Squid, you’ve got 30 days to see what the fuss is about. Try it on your wrist, see how it fits.

No Questions, No Hassle:
If for any reason you’re not head over heels for your Squid, no worries. Just return it within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked. We’re all about making sure you’re thrilled with your purchase.

Easy Breezy Returns:
Returning your Squid is as easy as pie. Just hit up our friendly customer service team, and they’ll guide you through the simple steps. Your satisfaction is our jam, and we’re here to ensure your Monarte experience is top-notch.

Buy-Back Option

Exclusive Buyback Option:
Even after the 30 days, we’re still here for you. If at any point you decide to part ways with your Monarte Squid, take advantage of our exclusive buyback option. We’ll buy back your watch at a fair price, ensuring that your investment remains secure and valuable.

With our 30-day money-back guarantee and exclusive buyback option, you can dive into the Monarte Squid experience with total confidence. We’re committed to making sure you’re completely happy – that’s our promise.

About Us

At Monarte, we are more than just a watch brand; we are a community of passionate horology enthusiasts dedicated to creating timepieces that combine elegance, precision, and durability. Our journey began with a simple yet powerful vision: to craft the perfect watch that meets the needs of both the discerning collector and the everyday wearer.

Our Story
Monarte was founded by Domen in 2019, starting in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the heart of Swiss watchmaking. We later moved our headquarters to Jura, Switzerland, to continue our pursuit of excellence. What began as a passion project has grown into a global endeavor, uniting watch enthusiasts from Slovenia, the United States, Estonia, and even Asia.

Our Mission
Our mission is to create exceptional timepieces that offer unparalleled value and quality. We believe that everyone deserves a watch that not only looks stunning but also performs impeccably under any condition. This commitment to excellence drives us to push the boundaries of design and craftsmanship.

This is us, while doing photoshoot in our factory in Jura, Switzerland

Our Team
We are a diverse group of watch enthusiasts from around the world, including Slovenia, the United States, Estonia, and Asia. Each member brings a wealth of experience and a shared passion for horology. Together, we work tirelessly to bring our vision to life, creating watches that embody the perfect blend of form and function.

Community-Driven Design
We believe in the power of community. Your insights and feedback shape our designs and innovations, helping us to continuously improve and create watches that truly resonate with our customers. As active members of watch forums, Facebook groups, and other online communities, we stay connected and engaged with fellow watch enthusiasts.

Commitment to Excellence
Our dedication to quality extends beyond our products. We strive to provide exceptional customer service, ensuring that your experience with Monarte is as remarkable as our watches. With our 30-day money-back guarantee and exclusive buyback option, you can invest in a Monarte watch with confidence.

Why Trust Us?
Because we’re not just a brand; we’re part of the watch enthusiast community. We actively participate in watch forums, Facebook groups, and other online spaces where watch lovers gather. Still in doubt? Send us a message and let’s talk. We’re always here to answer your questions and share our passion for horology.

Join Us
Become a part of the Monarte community and discover the difference that passion, precision, and craftsmanship can make. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or new to the world of watches, Monarte is here to provide you with a timepiece that is both timeless and extraordinary.

Our factory in Jura, Switzerland

FAQ

When Will The Monarte Squid Be Shipped?

The Monarte Squid will begin shipping in August / September 2024. You’ll receive a notification with a tracking number as soon as your watch is dispatched.

Whats the difference between Monarte and other brands?

Monarte watches offer much more than just on-paper specifications.
There's many brands offering sapphire crystal, 300m water resistance and swiss movement. Monarte goes beyond that. It's about how things are made. The details, the process, the time and the skills.

Monarte watches are made for true watch enthusiasts who appreciate the small details that make a big difference to a keen eye.

What If I Don't Like The Watch?

We're confident you'll love your Monarte Squid, but if it’s not a perfect match, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund, no questions asked.

Buy-Back & Warranty Of Monarte

Monarte offers a unique buy-back program and a 5-year warranty on our watches. If you decide to sell your watch back to us even after a few years, we guarantee a competitive buy-back price based better than the market value and condition.

To Which Countries Do You Ship?

We ship globally, so no matter where you are, you can enjoy a Monarte Squid. Shipping times may vary based on your location.

Are There Any Extra Taxes & Fees?

The price you see is the price you pay. Any applicable taxes and fees are calculated at checkout based on your location, so there are no surprises later on.

If you are outside of EU you might have to pay VAT inside your own country.

Can I Pay In Installments?

Yes, we offer payment plans through our financing partner Klarna for most countries. Select the installment option at checkout, and you'll be guided through a straightforward setup process.

Where Do You Ship The Watches From?

Our Monarte Watches are shipped either directly from our factory in Jura, Switzerland, or from EU Warehouse in Slovenia, depending on your shipping location.

How Are The Watches Shipped?

We use DHL Express as our shipping partner. Shipping is already included in the price.

All shipments are fully insured and require a direct signature.

Approximation of shipping times:

  • EU: 1-2 Business Days
  • US: 3-5 Business Days
  • Rest of the world: 7 Business Days

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