Italian Animatic watches and Paris-based retailer Nous have teamed up for the release of an exclusive limited edition variation on Unimatic’s Modello Uno, simply called the Unimatic Modello Uno U1-NU.
Unimatic has been creating minimalist-style dive watches and has become known for their starkly contrasting dial designs, and the limited nature of all their watches. Keeping in line with both the aesthetic and production numbers, the two brands have teamed up to release a run of 50 watches available exclusively through the Nous store, sporting a new “California” dial design.
For the new U1-NU, the base dimensions and specifications are what we’re used to seeing on the Modello Uno. The U1-NU is water-resistant to 300m, sporting a 40mm diameter 316L steel case that is DLC coated, and a double-domed sapphire crystal. Powering the watch is the Seiko NH35A, a hacking and hand-winding movement with a frequency of 21,600bph. The caseback, as on previous models, is screw-down, however this time rather than a conversion scale engraved, there is a co-branded engraving designating the collaboration between Unimatic and Nous and the individual number of the watch, X of 50.
As all Unimatic U1 watches that have been a huge hit since day 1, this one is no exception. Fantastic build quality, great finishing, great details and in this particular version a very cool "California" dial with a fantastic contrast between the all black watch and the white indexes and hands. Certainly very cool and being made in just 50 units, very hard to find.
This example is in mint condition with it's original box, papers and certificates.