Maen is a Swedish brand, created by two Dutch, based in Stockholm for several years. Proud of their origins, Maen means the Moon in old Dutch. The name was also chosen in memory of the ship named "halve maen" (Half moon). The explorer Henry Hudson discovered in 1609 the American east coast. An American river still bears the name of Captain Hudson (Hudson River) following this discovery.
The founders are fascinated by the history of New York and the influence of their origin on American culture. Many places known as the Bronx, Broadway, Harlem, are names of Dutch origin. The district of Manhattan was even renamed the New Amsterdam, after the discovery of Hudson. Maen chose to name each collection from one of New York's 5 districts: Manhattan and Brooklyn for their first two collections.
Quality is at the heart of the brand's soul. Only very high quality materials are used. The case is made of 316L stainless steel, an ultra resistant steel and especially low carbon, to prevent the formation of carbides. The leather is carefully selected from the best Italian tanneries. The brand has provided all its watches with a butterfly clasp. In addition to the beauty of this type of clasp, it has a considerable advantage. The client does not have to twist the leather strap to pass it in a traditional clasp. The bracelet will last much longer. The glass is sapphire, almost impossible to scratch, with a double anti-reflective treatment. Finally, all Maen watches are equipped with a Swiss Ronda 706, 762 or 704 quartz movement, depending on the model.
Each collection is divided into 3 sub collections. The first is basic and minimalist with only a two-hand movement. The second presents a calendar at the index 3. The last is the signature of the mark, with the integration of the moon phase complication on the dial.