Aficionados of Unimatic’s U1 watches tend to be raging ones, and these four new limited edition U1s from the beloved Italian brand are guaranteed to get people frothing at the mouth. Unimatic is likewise releasing a new stainless bracelet that will work with the Unimatic Modello Uno references.
U1-E — 525€ (~$610)
Elemental, sharp, nearly indestructible, and limited to only 600 units, the U1-E is a 40-millimeter watch with a bezel overhang of .75 millimeters. The bezel insert is a level sapphire unit with Super-LumiNova BGW9 that will show as pure white by day and brilliant blue around evening time. It’ll click counterclockwise 120 times per pivot.
The case is completely brushed 316L stainless steel, and holds a signature moderate shape that compliments the utilitarian dial. Water resistance is 300 meters, on account of the 2.5-millimeter double-domed, against reflective sapphire gem and strong steel case back—which includes a very cool and complex engraving of a conversion scale just as individual serial numbers. The screwed in crown is so vigorously guarded that it’s difficult to imagine being able to hurt it above or below water.
The movement is the well-proven Seiko NH35A, which will provide seconds hacking, bi-directional winding, and a rate of 21,600 bph.
U1-EN — 625€ (~$725)
This is essentially a stealthy version of the U1-E, so the specs and equipment are identical to those listed above. This model is limited to only 300 pieces, and is distinguished from its brother by donning dark DLC-coated brushed steel all through. Both the U1-E and the U1-EN transport on Unimatic’s signature “V” woven mil-lash, with hardware that matches the cases respectively. These will dispatch with an extra dark Unimatic silicone strap.
U1-EM — 525€ (~$610)
Now we’re getting deeper into Unimatic’s signature stealth esthetic. Once more, same specs and gear as above, however the bezel is clear yet for the lume pip, the markers are outlines, and the date aperture is gone. The closed seconds track is in anthracite, which, alongside the Super-LumiNova C1 in white, makes the U1-EM compellingly monochromatic. The U1-EM ships on a shell cordovan leather two-piece lash and includes an extra Unimatic flouroelastomer mil-tie.
U1-EMN — 625€ (~$725)
This edition of 200 is identical to the U1-EM above yet is blacked out for a super stealthy, yet eye-popping, composition.
All four of these limited edition Unimatics U1s will send in a handsome black box with an authenticity card, manual, and cleaning cloth.
UBK-18 Bracelet — 150€ (~$175)
If you’ve got a Unimatic Modello Uno, then you’re going to be pretty stoked about this newly released strong stainless steel bracelet. With a signed collapsing catch that includes a convenient diver extension for miniature adjustments over a wet suit—or perhaps to accommodate lending it to a thick-wristed friend. The bracelet ships in a travel pocket than can hold two watches and a tie evolving apparatus.
Because people love them so much, Unimatic’s offerings tend to sell out, so those interested in the smaller runs should think about moving rapidly to grab one up. Unimatic