In this week’s episode of Fratello Talks, we’re pleased to welcome special guests Jérôme Burgert and Gabriel Vachette, the men behind Serica watches. They join your host and Fratello’s managing editor Nacho Conde for a deep dive into the ever-classy French microbrand ahead of its fifth anniversary. They delve into the brand’s origins and evolution over the last few years and give you a small taste of things to come later this year. So, whether you’re a fan of the brand, have heard about it, or are curious to learn more, make sure to tune in and listen to the entire chat, which exceptionally pushes the boundaries of the short-form podcast. As always, let’s kick things off with a wrist check.

Wrist check

First up is Gabriel, who is wearing the white-dial Serica 5303 Diving Chronometer on the OEM mesh strap. Its double-scale bezel, unique dial layout, and articulating end link make it a distinctive and elegant dive watch. If you want to know more about it, check out Jorg’s article on the newly updated and COSC-certified version released last year.

On Jérôme’s wrist is the Serica 8315-2 Travel Chronometer (formerly “GMT Chronomètre”) in its latest desert red colorway. This is the successor to the debut 8315 in its tuxedo livery. You’ll notice that Jérôme’s watch features the destro crown configuration, which Serica offers on all its models. Those with a keen eye will also note that the watch utilizes the unique strap end links introduced during its launch. Read all about the 8315-2 in Daan’s introduction article here. If you’re wondering, Jérôme is wearing it on the brand’s upcoming sage-green rubber strap.

Finally, on Nacho’s wrist is his vintage Chronographe Suisse from the 1940s/’50s. This watch houses a Landeron 48 inside its 37.5mm 18K pink gold case. If you’re curious to learn more about the brand, check out his review of the watch, which includes details on the brand’s history.

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Talking to Jérôme Burgert and Gabriel Vachette of Serica Watches

Serica has emphatically stood out in the microbrand world since its debut five years ago. With an eye for detail, a well-defined aesthetic sensibility, and a strong and harmonious brand image, Serica had no trouble captivating a keen audience. But whereas one-off success could be credited to chance, the brand has established consistency in its growth and development. Starting with the brand’s origins, Jérôme and Gabriel also dig into the specifics of the philosophy carefully curated and imbued into the brand. Lessons have also been learned, but the founders’ passion has persevered and promises a bright future for the brand. Tune in to today’s episode, and you’ll get a hint at what that might look like.

With Serica’s track record, there will undoubtedly be novelties worth getting excited over on their way. We look forward to following along and seeing the brand’s story unfold over the coming years.

What do you think of Serica watches? Which model is your favorite? If you have any questions for Jérôme and Gabriel, leave them in the comments section below. They will do their best to get back to you.

As always, tune in next week for another episode of Fratello Talks!