INTRODUCING: Unimatic’s Titanium Capsule Collection
The micro-brand has introduced a great capsule of three titanium models at incredible prices.
If you’re into accessible independent watchmaking, you’ve no doubt heard of Unimatic. Founded in 2015 by Giovanni Moro and Simone Nunziato, its watches all come in highly limited runs at great prices.
Moro and Nunziato met while studying industrial design in Milan, and their design philosophy shows in Unimatic’s highly utilitarian style. Think military-style watchmaking with large indexes, clean dials, and matte finishing. The stylish minimalism of the brand has led to many partnerships with retailers and industry brands.
The brand’s latest releases (still available on its website at the time of publishing) are a trio of titanium models. This is its first foray into titanium, and dare we say, they’ve nailed it. It’s introduced its best-sellers, the Modello Uno and Modello Due in grade 2 titanium, with the third being the Modello Uno GMT. Each is powered by a self-winding Swiss mechanical movement.
The Modello Uno Titanium GMT U1S-TGMT
This is the second GMT model that Unimatic has ever released. The first was a special edition created with Hodinkee, and Unimatic has certainly given the watch a further lift. Housed in grade 2 titanium that’s sandblasted, the 40mm watch looks incredibly rugged, in part because of the monochromatic style of the watch. The only hint of colour is the orange GMT arrowhead hour hand.
On the bezel, an aluminium insert indicates the 24-hour scale engraved in black. A date window is positioned at ‘6’, in black with white print to match the white indexes and hands, which are also coated in green Super-LumiNova. (The GMT hour hand is coated in orange Super-LumiNova.)
What’s brand new to the GMT model is the ETA 2893 GMT movement, with a convenient hour jump adjustor function via the crown. The movement has a 42-hour power reserve, with an accuracy ranging around 5-15 seconds per day. It can be seen via the sapphire caseback, a first for the Modello Uno. In titanium with a matching grey TPU rubber strap and an additional black cordovan shell strap, the watch is priced at €1950 (approx. S$2730 excl. tax), available on its website and limited to 100 pieces only.
The Modello Uno U1S-T-MP and Modello Due U2S-T-MP
These two new references are easily recognisable. Both the Modello Uno and Modello Due are housed in grade 2 titanium that’s sandblasted, with deep night blue (or “Blu Notte”) dials and matching rubber straps. The markers and hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova. The Uno has a unidirectional, notched bezel, which befits its dive watch credentials. The Modello Due has a slim, field watch-style bezel.
Little has changed for these two models, save that they are way lighter since they are housed in titanium. Both models are powered by self-winding Sellita SW200-1 movements, with a 38-hour power reserve. There’s also an additional seatbelt strap in blue, with sandblasted titanium buckle to match the watch. The casebacks are closed and engraved.
The Modello Uno and Due models are limited to 500 pieces only. The Modello Uno is priced at €1180 and the Due at €900 (approx. S$1660 and S$1260 excl. tax, respectively).
All three models are great buys, but certainly, the Modello Uno GMT stands out with its great looks and functional appeal. Head to https://www.unimaticwatches.com/ to order yours now.
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