Ettiene Malec, a Frenchman, founded Baltic in 2017. The name comes from his father’s birthplace in northern Poland near the Baltic Sea. 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.
Here we have a 2021 Baltic Aquascaphe GMT Titanium UAE 50th Anniversary, a limited-edition of 71 pieces made in collaboration with Dubai-based retailer Perpétuel and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the UAE. A 39mm Titanium case with gently curved tapered lugs. A lug to lug length of 47mm and a thickness of 13mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side, a signed screw-down crown with the letter “B” engraved into it. The uni-directional Titanium bezel has a sapphire 60 minutes scale in Eastern-Arabic numerals, which gives it the look of a vintage Bakelite bezel. The top half is black indicating the night hours and a salmon lower half indicates the daytime hours.
An outer minute track is applied well in salmon, applied Eastern-Arabic 12 followed by disc’s and arrow indexes mark the hours coated in SuperLumiNova. At 6 o’clock a framed date window with Eastern-Arabic numerals. Broad sword hands are complemented by a lollipop center seconds hand all coated in the same SuperLumiNova. A salmon GMT hand has an arrow point filled with SuperLumiNova. Text is precisely printed on the dial with Aquascaphe in salmon. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with “Baltic” For Perpétuel and the number out of 71 engraved on it. Inside an Automatic Soprod C125, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. It has GMT, hand-winding, and hacking functionality. Soprod is a division of the Festina group. The watch comes fitted with its original Baltic 20mm black Calf leather strap with a signed buckle and comes with its Baltic presentation box and papers.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Baltic box and paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original black Baltic signed calf leather strap with its signed Baltic buckle. The watch is from December 2021 and is sold in unworn condition as you can see. The watch comes with its original Manufacturer Warranty.