Movement : Automatic Hangzhou CAL. 5000A
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : Circa. 2022
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 43.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Booklet
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2022 Baltic x Perpétuel MR01 Collaboration Limited Edition of 300 pieces, released in 2022, this is Baltic's third collaboration with Perpétuel Gallery owned by Hamdan bin Humaid, a charismatic collector and boutique owner from Dubai. The 36mm brushed stainless steel case gently curves over your wrist with elegant sweeping drilled lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 43.5mm and a case thickness of 10mm to ensure a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a push/pull crown. A polished and brushed stepped smooth bezel holds a high domed Hesalite crystal above a distinctive green dial that has a grainy texture with an outer minute track precisely executed. Applied oriental Arabic indexes shimmer in the light as you rotate your wrist marking the hours, between the 7 and 8, we have a sub-second dial with Guilloche detailing. Elegant leaf hands complete this sophisticated collaboration dial. On the reverse, a screwed-down exhibition case back is secured with 6 screws and inside an automatic Hangzhou CAL. 5000A, 30 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. Hangzhou is a direct competitor to SEAGULL whose movement can be found in the Baltic BI-Compax chronographs, the micro-rotor sits inside the movement making it much thinner, decorated with circular Côtes de Genève, perlage just under the rotor, and blue-coloured screws. This attractive watch is appealing on both sides with Baltic’s attention to detail is inspiring. The watch comes paired with a 20mm Baltic green Italian leather strap, lug holes make for easy strap changing and comes with its Baltic presentation box and booklet.
I have been fortunate enough to have sold most of the Baltic MR01's since release and for me, my favourite is between this Perpétuel MR01 and the A Collected Man MR01! The numerals used here contrast so perfectly against the textured green dial, it is the sort of watch that demands you to look closer and appreciate the details each time you look at your wrist. I wouldn't hesitate to add this to your collection, with only 300 made they don't appear often.
Ettiene Malec, a Frenchman, founded Baltic in 2017. The name comes from his father’s birthplace in northern Poland near the Baltic Sea. and his inspiration came after finding a suitcase full of his late father's watches with a notebook full of details about the watches. He soon after started to meet other collectors and started to collect himself. Then, seeing the huge interest in vintage timepieces, he completed a Kickstarter campaign with the Baltic HMS 001 and a Bi-Compax 001. Each watch is hand-assembled in France near Besançon. Today the brand continues to grow through its social media presence and its website, to offer contemporary designed, vintage-inspired timepieces.