GIULIANO MAZZUOLI was born in 1947. After the death of his father in the 1970s, Giuliano Mazzuoli has worked in the family business created by his father in 1953 in Florence, Italy. The company specializes in the manufacture of diary refills, index notebooks and other stationery products for the accounts of top Florentine leather workers. In 1993, when he started working on a new layout for the diaries, his concept ended up in New York's renowned Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In 2001, he created "Officina Writing Instruments," and launched "Moka", a unique line of pens styled after the famous 1930 coffee pot design by Alfonso Bialetti. While he certainly achieved success, his ambitions didn’t stop there. He began to dream up his own watch design.
When the Manometro was unveiled in September 2004, a limited number went on sale in Italy. Even Giuliano Mazzuoli could not have imagined the success that his new creation would have within just a few months. The designer’s simple but ingenious idea was to reproduce line for line the form of traditional manometers (a device used to measure pressure) to create the wristwatch. The Manometro’s elegant, simple to read dial, the pure lines of the steel case and the atypical position of the winding crown, made this new object an immediate success.
The Manometrino concept is dedicated to all the people, especially women, that were interested in Manometro despite its large dimensions. Manometrino was conceived in a smaller size (27 mm diameter) respecting the design and the form of the original timepiece. Inspired from the trend of the1960s and 1970s, “Manometrino” does not have the aim of relaunching a trend in small watches, but to transmit a feeling of renewal from its small dimensions.
What is more beautiful than mechanics? Elements designed for their function without considering in the very least their aesthetics. Mazzuoli was inspired by mechanical parts and transformed them into a timepiece. The gear became the case of the watch. He transformed the disc of the clutch into an original dial while the crown of the watch is identical to the spline shaft (Tuscan mechanics call it sedano - "the celery stick") that transmits the rotations of the engine to the gear shift. The hands of the watch are like the ones on the compass found on the mechanic’s bench.
The Timepiece Collection is a Giuliano Mazzuoli authorized dealer in Bergen County, New Jersey with an excellent assortment of Giuliano Mazzuoli watches and chronographs such as the Manometro, Cemento, Transmissione Meccanica, Contagiri, Carrara, Carrara Chronograph and Manometrino series.
We also carry a large selection of certified preowned luxury watches at great prices from many of the same brands and more including Rolex, Bovet, Chronoswiss, Ebel, Frank Muller, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin and more.