The MU:N brand might not be familiar to you, but if you love people who take risks with design and aim for zen-like perfection when it comes to moonphase timepieces, this is worth a look. On Kick right now by the way and fully funded past its target.
The 38mm automatics start at 920 euro on the pre-order deals and you get something unique, with a dial created by AJS in Switzerland, who added a beautiful 3D `crinkle’ finish to the moon images on the disc. It’s details like that which get us interested at NWC mag because it shows they aren’t just assembling off-the-shelf parts at MU:N, they are mad about watchmaking, looking to create a range that is really different.
The Sellita movement is also beautifully decorated, so we say upgrade for the see-thru crystal caseback and show off that workmanship.
The gold coloured rotor has Tarot card graphics set on it and the finish on the bridges is really eye-catching. It says prestige and luxury and all for under £1500, which is entry level Swiss auto level these days. You know, it’s nice to aim high with Kick projects.
Dial colours include champagne, blue, black and white/gold.
Delivery is expected in Spring 2023.
Here’s the word from MU:N on the movement;
The Hommage Edition houses the prestigious automatic movement SW288-1 from the Sellita factories, founded in 1950 in La-Chaux-de-Fonds. The latter features a superior moon phase complication, with a synodic revolution of exactly 29.50 days. We are therefore dealing with a real moon phase, precise to 0.03 days per revolution, i.e. a shift of one day every 3 years.
In this respect, it is interesting to note that the movement features a rapid date and lunar day corrector, essential when you want to adjust your moonphase on a daily basis. It should also be noted that in 2008, Sellita modified the profile of the teeth of the three-wheel winding system on its SW2 calibers, in order to make them more resistant to shocks and wear.
Regarding the technical aspects, the movement has 26 jewels and a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). The second hand of the Hommage edition therefore beats at the rate of an eighth of a second, meeting the standards of modern mechanical watchmaking. Also note a fine power reserve of 38 hours, ideal for a dress watch. Also, and in order to leave plenty of room for the engineering of the
movement, which has a meticulous finish in rhodium and Geneva stripes, a case back opened by a sapphire crystal is offered as an option.
Find out more on the Kickstarter pages here.