Stainless Steel Day-Date 46mm Black and Cream Dial

Behind the scenes

Aesthetically Handcrafted

Perlage’s details

Each Leone Menichini timepiece is meticulously hand-crafted with such obvious craftsmanship in every detail.
In every model, these words also take shape in the almost artful process of "Floretting", or Perlage, which is a special application to protect some stainless steel parts on multimillion dollar Super Yachts. From their decades of perfecting this application to steel for yachts, Leone Menichini is applying Perlage to each individual timepiece to provide protection to the steel even on the internal components that would not be visible until the watch is opened. Perlage, in Haute Horlogerie manufacturing, is typically utilized as a finishing technique.
Why apply Perlage even on “invisible” internal components? Because we imagine our timepieces as a complex set of beauty with each of its components a source of pride for us. Every single piece of the wristwatch is the protagonist of the scene.
Every detail is essential in the creation of a Leone Menichini timepiece. It is the care and time taken to perfect all of the details that makes the difference.
"Many brands can claim that their watch is handmade. We can truly say that each Leone Menichini timepiece is not only handmade but it is also aesthetically handcrafted." Leone Menichini 2022


Stainless steel: unchanging shine day after day

When AISI 316 L stainless steel is worked to give it the wristwatch shape, it can suffer a loss of some of the properties that make it stainless.
In our laboratory, this steel is immersed in an environmentally safe chemical solution which brings the steel back to its origins and making it immutable over time. This "passivation" process is applied to every single timepiece which is ultimately hand-assembled by our Tuscan artisans to become a luxurious stainless-steel wristwatch.

Technical Specifications




Aisi 316L stainless steel, mirror polished finish with brushed and micro-sandblasted contrast.


Black color machined from solid. Black color numbers machined from solid with Cream color contrast pad printing like the clock hands.


Swiss automatic chronograph developed in-house

  • 26 jewel
  • Frequency: 28.000 alternations per hour (4 Hz)
  • Charge Reserve: 41 hours
  • Complications: patented mandolin crown on the left at 8 o’clock, hours, minutes, seconds, day-date.
  • Water Resistance: 10 Atmospheres / 100 meters


Limited series of 799 pieces worldwide.


Tuscan leather, hand-stitched tone on tone and pin buckle.