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Azimuth Mr. Roboto Watch Available On James List

Azimuth Mr. Roboto Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

I have to admit that I always wanted one of these Mr. Roboto watches from Azimuth. As part of their Mecha collection this large tonneau shaped watch had some interesting complications and was 100% thematically in honor of vintage wind-up robot toys. Prototype designs of the watch has a normal crown, but when it was finally released in 2008 the watch has a “winding key” style crown.

The dial of the steel watch looks like a robot face, but it is all functional! The two “eyes” each have discs in them covered in lume as well as lume covered arrow indicators. The left eye is for the time’s hours, and the right eye is a GMT time indicator. The power “mouth and nose” window has a small spinning red triangle star as the seconds indicator and a retrograde minute dial for the mouth. The case is 43mm wide and 50mm tall. The aging child in me loves this thing. Why is that when I was a kid most toys were plastic? Maybe that is why I play with watches… good ‘ol metal.

Azimuth Mr. Roboto Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Azimuth Mr. Roboto Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

On the back of the watch case is a window to the escapement that says “Verify.” The idea meaning that is the escapement is moving the watch is “alive.” Reading the watch isn’t quite as easy as enjoying the design. It is really fun, and I like the idea of a “face” as the watch face. Azimuth doesn’t make their own movements, but has been know to highly modify movements. The movement in this watch is a base ETA 2836 – but it has been changed a lot.

Azimuth Mr. Roboto Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

Azimuth Mr. Roboto Watch Available On James List Sales & Auctions

I have seen these watches and they are pretty cool. Mostly made for collectors as opposed to items to be worn everyday- but you could if wanted to. You can also spot similarities in this watch from brand such as Richard Mille and Ball. Mr. Roboto was part of Azimuth’s BMF collection of watches and originally retailed for about $4,500 – $5,000. You can find one (with the cool box) available on James List for about $2,990 here.

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  • Kris C.

    This piece pops up on eBay from time to time, often with the winding key crown, normally around the $3k mark. I have been an inch away from buying one on several occasions, but I always stop myself when I consider when and where I would wear this. I just can’t see myself giving it a lot of wrist time.

    Which is kinda sad, as it’s really cool.

  • Ivan Y

    It looks very interesting. Reminds me of Urwerk, just a little bit more toy-like and playful. Well, and a lot cheaper too 🙂

    I’m not eccentric enough to wear this watch though. A little bit too retro and too kid-like for me, unfortunately.

  • JYogi

    Great watch!
    Its a fun playful unique design.
    Would I have this as my only watch, no as Id need something more versatile if I was to only have one but as I have a decent sized collection and a section of dress and work watches I think I am going to start the hunt for a fun play piece like this. Sure, it can’t compare to my Hublot or Rolex Day Date but its not meant to.

  • tone

    Just got my Mr. Roboto last month. I’m in my mid 30s n initally a bit concern of how the design would affect my image, but what the hell i don’t really care about it now, I wear it almost everyday, n as matter of fact no one gives a damn whether you re childish or not when i’m wearing it. Also the numbers are easy to read, which offset my other concern whether it’s going to be complicated to see the time or not. It’s fun for me to wear a watch that is quite different to the major population. Well, compare to MB&F, Harry winston’s Opus n Urwerk (my dream watch) at least the watch is still affordable. End of line , it is a great addition to my watches collection, worth the money.