We love Kickstarter watches as regular readers know, and this one from Unity has lots going for it. Firstly, they are trying to utilise local Catalan suppliers as much as possible, which is excellent – the less global miles your new watch travels in terms of production then the less resources have been consumed.
Our watches proudly bear the “Made in Barcelona” inscription they deserve, says Unity, adding that;
The end result is watches with a great personality. They have a design that is 100% characteristic of UNITY, which makes up our DNA. We know that UNITY does not conform to mass appeal or fit into conventional aesthetic dogmas, but we are clear that they are very exclusive pieces, with the best finishes and components, that satisfy the most demanding customers.
Unity have been making watches for a few years now, and the latest project is a limited edition auto; The Big Bang comes in two versions, limited to 30 pieces each: dark blue dial & green dial. In this promotion, Unity are offering 15 units of each version, says the brand on its Kickstarter pages.
For a pledge of £649 you get a titanium case, green dial Big Bang, featuring an STP Swiss 26 jewel automatic movement, sapphire crystal – and a see-thru caseback. The case design is unique as it has chunky lugs, almost claw-like fingers of titanium, holding the bezel.
It is a beautiful clean dial design, with very few words on there as well, plus an anti-reflective coating on the crystal and lume on the hands. You get a power reserve indicator on the dial just above the 6 o’clock position, which is a lovely old school detail.
We love the vintage look, aged leather, indented-at-the-lug straps too. Nice hand-cut craftsmanship there, as it’s no easy task clipping and sealing the leather on the ends of watch straps to fit unusual lugs. Yep, if you don’t seal it then the leather tends to fray.
Delivery is expected in October 2020. Well worth a look if you want something really different. More info here.