Renato Master Horologe Line Debuts

July 17, 2013 | by ROBERTA NAAS, | Watches

The new Renato Master Horloge XTR Diver.

The Renato Watches brand has been around for about eight years, but now, under the leadership of SLB LLC, the brand progresses to the Renato Master Horologe Swiss-made collection. For those who know this industry well, the brand was co-founded and is designed by Daniel Mink—no newcomer to the business. In fact, back in the 1980s Mink was behind the Daniel Mink watch line (including the then-innovative wood watches). The goal with the new line is to offer function and Swiss-made timepieces at more affordable prices.

Among the newest pieces is the Renato Master Horologe XTR Diver, which features a registered design, big date function, and water-resistant case to 10ATM. Underwater legibility is enhanced by the dial’s large, luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers—all protected by a sapphire crystal. The Renato Master Horologe XTR Diver is created in a limited edition of 100 pieces, each retailing for  $695. A few other new watches are still under wraps, but we will be unveiling them on soon. 

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with more than 25 years of experience. She was the first woman watch editor in the US market—breaking in to an “all boys network” with a pioneering spirit that would be her signature to this day. Naas brings responsible, factual—yet always timely and insightful—reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.

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