Movement : Manually Wound Sellita SW510 M Elaboré
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : May 2022
Case Size : 39mm
Case Thickness : 9mm
Lug to Lug : 46mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a 2022 Massena LAB Uni-Racer 'Cruise' Blue Dial with a 39mm brushed and polished stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with tapered lugs. Inspired by the vintage Universal Genève Uni-Compax of the 1960s. A lug-to-lug length of 46mm and a case thickness of just 9mm ensure a comfortable fit. Down the right side, we have the piston chronograph pushers and a signed crown in the centre. A polished bevel-edged smooth bezel holds an acrylic crystal above a sunburst blue bi-compax “Big Eye” dial. An outer silver Tachymeter scale surrounds a minute track precisely executed with blue baton indexes marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a large 30-minute register with the first 5 minutes highlighted in blue and at 9 o’clock small seconds register each with a blue baton hand and concentric pattern, brushed tapered hands tipped with SuperLumiNova are complemented by a tapered chronograph hand, at 12 o’clock we have the Massena Labs motif and “Uni-Racer” printed at 6 o’clock complete this contemporary bi-compax. On the reverse a screw-down case back, inside a manually wound Sellita SW510 M Elaboré, 23 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with its 20mm Dove Grey leather strap with a signed pin buckle, and the watch comes with its Massena LAB presentation box and papers.
A brand that has received criticism from some collectors for their designs, but also praised by others... As I often say, buy what you like and enjoy what you like, we often get swept up in the loud noise created on social media and feel like we have to join a side. I say, if you like the design and the story behind this watch, wear it and enjoy it as it is a well built and lovely looking watch, if you don't then there are plenty of other options. Don't hesitate to book an appointment see this one for yourself.
Massena LAB is a collaborative and creative studio that specialises in designing and developing unique and original timepieces tailored for contemporary watch collectors. The company was founded in 2018 by William Massena, a veteran in the watch industry. Since then, Massena LAB has become well-known for producing highly sought-after limited-edition watches and clocks in collaboration with makers such as Habring², UNIMATIC, and MB&F. Additionally, the company has started to create a small selection of watches under its own brand name. With exceptional attention to detail and a focus on strategic collaborations, every Massena LAB timepiece is truly special and highly collectable.