Introducing the Mancheront Pacer, a Pulsometer done different

Introducing the Mancheront Pacer, a Pulsometer done different

The Low Down

Kickstarter is a hotbed of new watch ventures, and it takes something a little bit special to rise to the top of the pile. And that’s exactly what Mancheront, and their debut watch, the Pacer, offers. The chunky diver build of this watch is familiar, but the dial layout and bezel – well, that’s not something we see everyday.

Mancheront Pacer

IMHO

The clue is in the name. Besides telling the time, the Pacer is a pulsometer. And while typically this sort of functionality relies on a fixed scale and a stopwatch function, Mancheront have made use of the bi-directional bezel (which has some nice off-set milling on it) by giving it a pulsation scale that, if you swiftly move it to align with the second hand, means you can, after 30 heart beats gets a pulse reading. A niche use case perhaps, but cool. On top of that, the watch offers something novel in the dial layout too. There’s a power reserve at the top and a 24-hour indicator at the bottom which gives this unusual tool watch a special look that’s quite striking. Ticking away inside is a Miyota 9132, which is hidden away behind a solid caseback that has a pleasing petal-like etching on the caseback. The case is nicely sized at 39.5mm, and rated to 100M.

Mancheront Pacer
Mancheront Pacer
Mancheront Pacer
Mancheront Pacer
Mancheront Pacer

The brainchild of a Sydney-based architect, the Mancheront Pacer offers something a little more interesting than the standard cookie-cutter Kickstarter. Sure, there are familiar elements, but the French-assembled watch also has plenty of elements that speak to a design sensibility and a passion for horology that bodes well for the future of Mancheront. The Kickstarter is live for another week and is offering backers a discount on the AUD 1280 RRP of Mancheront’s debut piece.

Mancheront Pacer

Tech Specs

Movement: Miyota 9132, Automatic,
Functions: Time, date, power reserve, 24-Hour display and pulsometer
Case: 316L Stainless steel, 39.5mm diameter, water-resistant to 100M
Strap: Steel bracelet with double folding clasp
Price: Currently available for AUD 770 on Mancheront’s Kickstarter
More details: mancheront.com

Mancheront Pacer

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Felix Scholz

Felix Scholz has spent the last decade covering watches from his home in Australia. Given this, it's surprising that he still struggles with time zones. Over the years he's become a firm believer that less is more when it comes to watch design – except when a rainbow bezel is involved. He's written for numerous titles including Hodinkee, GQ, A Collected Man and more. These days he looks after the Australian edition of Revolution and takes a break from writing about watches to talk about them, as the co-host of OT: The Podcast.

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