The MATwatches High Command AG7 Collection
Mer. Air. Terre. The three fundamental principles of MATwatches are reflected across their diverse and specialised range of Military watches, and we at Page & Cooper are back today to guide you further through the collection.
Happily, you do not have to be a member of the Etat Major to get your hands on the AG7 - a watch which is trusted by members of the French High Command not only to survive strenuous operational usage but also to look classically beautiful when it needs to.
Strong, crisp angles define the unique MATwatches case design, and the watch is perfectly proportioned in either a 34mm, 39mm, or 42.5mm case design - dependent on which model you choose.
The 34mm Petit Modèle is perhaps the most glamorous within the range, and is finished with a gorgeous sunray silver dial, upon which polished steel batons highlight the hours. The Grand Modèle echoes the same dial design, though this time a deep blue dial is framed within a 39mm case.
Both models are luxurious and beautiful, yet discreetly robust - the ETA 2824-2 movement provides supremely reliable and accurate timekeeping - a subtle reminder that whilst the watches are entirely assembled in France, they draw upon the technical innovations of contemporary Swiss watchmaking.
MATwatches have chosen this movement, along with the excellent 39mm case design, as the basis for several other High Command watches.
As what is perhaps the flagship in the range, The AG7 Steel 'Officer' is clean, clear, and fundamentally versatile. The casual looks of this watch on its black rubber strap can easily be traded in for a more refined, dressy appearance when fitted to the superlative Black Barenia leather strap - which is generously included as standard, along with a military-grade tactical nylon option.
To add timeless cool to this design, MATwatches have gone even further to specify three “California” dial variants of this watch - the designation for this name given to represent the hybrid arrangement of both Arabic and Roman numerals on the dial.
To pair with the black California dial, MATwatches' designers opted for gilded hands, minutes scale, and markers to give the design an effortless vintage appeal. For a stealth look, this dial also looks great on the black stainless steel model with a PVD case finish.
A cooler blue dial colour-way incorporates a powdery matte finish on the dial and subtle red ‘Automatique’ text accent. Both elevate a casual outfit and add an element of playfulness and style to the High Command lineup.
Finally, the Urban Ops category sees MATwatches introduce an entirely new proposition to the High Command series. The same case design becomes elevated to a 42.5mm diameter, in order to house a specialised Automatic-Electrique movement, which harnesses wrist movement to generate electronic power.
Freed from the constraints of battery lifespans, the Urban Ops offers the wearer an impressive 120 days of power reserve, ensuring optimum reliability at the most critical of times.
Echoing the California models, the Urban Ops watches are presented with a black and blue dial, though a polished bezel ring and characteristic red dial logo mark these apart from their mechanical counterparts.
The High Command watch - whichever you choose - is the perfect hybrid watch for your collection. Sporty and resilient, yet subtle and refined, there are a variety of styles to suit all wrists and lifestyles, and we are delighted to stock the whole range for you to choose from.
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