Baltic brings two exclusive MR01 models to Watches of Switzerland
An incredible bargain for just S$1,000.
Since Baltic’s MR01 was launched a couple of years ago, fans of the brand have been constantly waiting for stock updates to get their hands on one. The timepiece is quite distinct from the French company’s well-recognised dive watches and scientific-style dials with its fully polished bezel, back, and lugs, brushed case middle and gilt-style dial. The original MR01 came in three dial colours – rose gold salmon, blue, and silver. They were limited to 200 pieces each, but it has since become a mainstream, non-limited collection.
Going in the opposite direction of the tool watch, Baltic’s 36mm-sized MR01 is the very image of modern classic watchmaking. A brushed minute track on the dial fences in a beadblasted, textured dial with applied and polished Breguet numerals. A large small seconds sub-dial resides at 8 o’clock. Two leaf-shaped hands display the hours and minutes, and the watch is paired with a calf leather strap.
Now Baltic has created two special editions for Watches of Switzerland Asia-Pacific. Available in Singapore, Malaysia, and New Zealand, they are highly affordable and elegant timepieces for anyone who wants a classic timepiece that can fit any occasion. The dials are in champagne and ice blue, and both are rather striking against the polished steel case.
The champagne dial brings a honey-coloured warmth to the watch, paired with a brown calf leather strap, while the ice blue dial reminds one of the shallow waters on the edges of a pristine beach. The latter is a lovely reminder that summer is just around the corner. The ice blue model is paired with a dark blue leather strap. The two watches are limited to 300 pieces each and are stamped on the bottom of the case middle with “WOS” and the serialised number. The watches are just 9.9mm thick, perfect for slipping under any shirt cuff or long-sleeved dress.
The caseback features a large sapphire crystal through which the Baltic-refined Hangzhou ELA05MN calibre can be seen. Hangzhou is a competitor to Seagull, and this well-finished automatic movement has an ultra-thin profile thanks to its micro-rotor. Circular stripes and perlage decorations on the components are all evidence of careful workmanship. But you get what you pay for; at just S$1,000 each, don’t expect impeccable perfection. The movement is accurate to +/-20 seconds a day, though we expect if you take it to a local watchmaker, they can probably refine it further.
Each of these watches is limited to 300 pieces, with limited edition numbers still available. We suggest you head to a Watches of Switzerland store right away to get one for yourself. Full confession: we already did.
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