This Unimatic watch punches well above its weight
A reassuringly affordable limited-edition Unimatic watch drops on Mr Porter today. After the sensory overload of Geneva's SIHH 2019 watch fair and its rich and inspiring fare, Unimatic’s limited edition Modello Uno U1-MP is something of a welcome palate cleanser.
The brand, since its launch in 2015, has quietly earned a reputation for its distillation of the quintessential tool watch.
At a surprisingly digestible price of $870—for the high-end watch world, at least—this model, much like its sought-after predecessors, punches several tiers above its weight. Just 100 pieces are on sale today in a striking ocean blue colorway that's unique to this special edition.
Put simply, what catches the eye with Unimatic is what isn't there—from the bezel uncluttered with markers or numbers, to the clean high-visibility dial, to the chunky but unshowy steel case. It's an exercise in appealing minimalism that makes it as easy to wear with jeans and a T-shirt as with a tux (albeit a blue one).