Filippo Loreti review: the Venice Moonphase Rose Gold Blue
As a self-confessed watch enthusiast, I love trying out new brands and styles. But like many men, I struggle to find good watches that aren’t stupidly expensive. I want sophisticated design, excellent craftsmanship and outstanding quality but I don’t want it to cost the earth. Sounds like that should be easy enough to find right? Wrong. It’s so hard to find a watch that is both good value and good quality. I have been hunting for years now, and I feel like I’ve finally come across the perfect watch.
I have tried so many watches, varying from the cheapest to the most expensive end of the spectrum and I honestly think I’ve found a winner in Filippo Loreti. After hearing about Filippo Loreti on various blogs and websites and seeing a host of Filippo Loreti reviews online I decided to try it out for myself. I wanted to see if these watches really lived up to the hype that I seemed to be reading about everywhere.
So before I tell you about the watch, I’ll tell you a bit more about the brand’s story. Filippo Loreti was launched in 2015 by two brothers, Danielius and Matas Jakutis. The campaign was so successful, that turned out to be the most funded timepiece in Kickstarter history, generated a flurry of media coverage and cemented the brand as a serious player in the watch industry. Since 2015 the brand has gone from strength to strength, designing handsome watches at fair prices.
Back to my review. I tried the Venice Moonphase Rose Gold Blue watch which is an icon in the collection. Each collection from Filippo Loreti is inspired by a different Italian city and this one is named after one of Italy’s most iconic and watery destinations.
The Italy-inspired design shines through in all their watches and was one of the things that makes them seem so sophisticated. They feature subtle details that maybe even only the wearer can see and that gave them a more premium feel than other watches in their price bracket.
Which leads me on to the cost. This Filippo Loreti’s watch is under $250 which seems incredible for such quality craftsmanship. They have managed to keep costs down by cutting out unnecessary middlemen but have kept the watches at a level of excellence not often (or maybe even never) seen at that price. You even get a 10-year warranty!
The Venice Moonphase Rose Gold Blue watch has so many cool features. It has moonphase, day, week and month complications which really pop against the blue dial. The strap is hand-crafted from the finest Italian calf leather and is 20mm in width so will look good on most wrists. The sapphire glass is of the finest quality and the whole thing feels pleasingly weighty on your arm.
As I mentioned, the watches all feature subtle details which nod to their Italian inspiration and this one has a 3D caseback featuring the architectural masterpiece of St Mark’s Basilica (Basilica di San Marco). I love the feeling of hidden style and this is such a nice touch that makes the piece feel really special.
One of the things I loved about this watch was that it felt right for so many occasions. I wore it to work with my suit, I wore it on the weekend with jeans and trainers and I even wore it to a wedding. Over all that time the watch looked good with everything I wore. The compliments also help! Every time I have worn my watch I have received compliments from people, asking where
it’s from and where they can get one. I almost don’t want to tell people about Filippo Loreti because I’m so pleased with the find, but it would be selfish to keep such impeccable style and quality to myself!
The one thing I would change about the brand is the fact that there are no stores that sell the watches so you don’t get the chance to try them on and see how they feel on your wrist. There is free delivery and returns though.
I can’t recommend Filippo Loreti enough for your next watch. The quality and style coupled with the unbelievable price tag make it a true gem. They have successfully blended all the elements of brilliant watches and made sure that the price has stayed relatively low.