Interview with Fabio Manfré, Creative Director of Maéstro Watch Co.


Interview with Fabio Manfré, Creative Director of Maéstro Watch Co. - Gracious Watch Interview (Picture 1)

Interview with Fabio Manfré, Creative Director of Maéstro Watch Co. - Gracious Watch Interview (Picture 1)

What is the Mission for Maéstro Watch Co. Why did you start this company?

The first collection from Maéstro Watch Co. is a product of an era that I observed from my childhood. I grew up respecting and idolizing icons from an earlier time, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley. What better influence?

The collections design is inspired from those days but with a contemporary twist. I aimed to create a timepiece that is modern, but at the same time has traditional roots. Our manifesto and vision since our beginning was to create timepieces that allow you to respect your past, celebrate the present, and embrace your future. Over a year of development and planning, I’m extremely pleased to announce that this vision is about to become a reality.

Interview with Fabio Manfré, Creative Director of Maéstro Watch Co. - Gracious Watch Interview (Picture 2)

How is Maéstro Watch Co. different from the hundreds of brands out there?

It’s definitely a competitive market we’re entering. Competition is fierce and to succeed you really have to stand out from the pack. Our primary aim is to redefine luxury, luxury that is affordable for everyone.

Each Maéstro Watch Co. timepiece is individually hand assembled and carries with it the following specifications:

  • Swiss Movement (Ronda)
  • Sapphire crystal (Scratch resistant)
  • Genuine leather
  • 41 mm stainless steel case
  • Engraved case back
  • PVD plating
  • 100ft water resistant
  • Adjustable clasp and buckle
  • 5 year warranty

Interview with Fabio Manfré, Creative Director of Maéstro Watch Co. - Gracious Watch Interview (Picture 4)

Please tell us more about yourself

I was born and raised in the city of Toronto, Ontario. Both of my parents are hardworking immigrants from the south of Italy, so as one would imagine, I grew up in a very traditional Italian household. The atmosphere I grew up in really shaped my attitudes and beliefs.  I believe I was born with an entrepreneurial mindset; I’ve always had a passion to create and develop ideas and bring them to life. At a young age, my father passed me down the watch his father passed down to him. Since then, I’ve had an obsession for all things time! As I grew older, I was able to explore and research different watch brands from around the world, of all different prices and quality. Before the age of 20 I had a watch collection of approximately 30 timepieces (Yes it has grown since then!). To create and develop my own watch brand has been the most satisfying journey. What will make the journey complete, is watching people enjoy my watches as much as I do!

Interview with Fabio Manfré, Creative Director of Maéstro Watch Co. - Gracious Watch Interview (Picture 3)

What is next for Maéstro Watch Co?

We really do practice what we preach; I embrace the future of Maéstro Watch Co. I look forward to seeing it grow and prosper as a recognized brand. When the idea began I was not looking for profit, but rather longevity. So as the company’s creative director, I will ensure we continue to deliver on our promise of redefining luxury, by making available fashionable timepieces with superior quality at unbeatable price points.

Where are the watches available? How do customers order?

The first collection by Maéstro Watch Co. will be exclusively available through our Kickstarter campaign. The timepieces will be starting from as low as $75 CAD ($60 USD).


Connect with Maéstro Watch

Official Website: http://www.maestrowatches.com/
Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/95400236/maestro-watch-co-classic-swiss-movement-watches


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