Made in Italy, Unimatic was founded by Giovanni Moro and Simone Nunziato. They were both trained as industrial designers at “Politecnico di Milano” where they shared a common interest and passion in wristwatches. They started Unimatic in 2015 with their first product, “Modello Uno”.
Here we have a 2019 Unimatic Limited Edition of 50 Spongebob U1-SS celebrating the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob SquarePants. A 41mm 316L stainless steel case coated in brushed black DLC, the case curves over your wrist with a lug-to-lug length of 48.5mm and a case thickness of 13.5mm giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. Down the right side is a signed screw-down crown protected by crown guards, the black DLC-coated 120-click unidirectional sterile bezel has the customary lume pip at 12. A double-domed sapphire crystal is AR coated on the inside, the matte black dial has an anthracite SpongeBob SquarePants filling the dial. Disc and baton indexes are coated in Super-LumiNova BL matching the matte black ladder phantom hands and reversed lollipop seconds hand. On the reverse a screw-down case back with a Spongebob blueprint and number out of 50 engraved into it. Beating inside Automatic Seiko NH35A movement tuned to 21,600 bph hand winding and hacking seconds hand. The watch comes with its 22mm sponge yellow two-piece Nylon strap and a Black heavy-duty Unimatic Nylon NATO strap with a Black DLC brushed signed buckle.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Unimatic box and original Unimatic paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original 22mm sponge yellow two-piece Nylon strap and a Black heavy-duty Unimatic Nylon NATO strap with a Black DLC brushed signed buckle. The watch is from Circa. 2019 and is sold in worn condition but is overall very good, as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Month Warranty.
Spongebob on a watch is something I thought I'd never see from a collectors brand, but somehow coming from Unimatic it feels correct and it feels fun! I grew up watching Spongebob so when I saw this watch it instantly brought back nostalgic memories and that is what I think this is all about, especially with how it is designed, it's not glaringly obvious, almost just to be enjoyed by you the wearing unless someone else has a close look.