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Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP

Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP Watch Releases

The success of Unimatic is clearly illustrated by the brand’s new partnership with Japanese retailer BIOTOP. The brand’s watches are fresh, fun, and frugal fan fodder that allows budding watch-lovers to buy in to the hobby and experienced collectors to pick up a reliable beater for the weekend. The release of the Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP watch celebrates the genesis of this relationship with a utilitarian model limited to just 100 pieces that will, no doubt, appeal to the existing fan base, as well as catch some new eyes with its unusual colorway.

Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP Watch Releases

BIOTOP will be the first store to carry the Italian brand in Japan. Following successful store openings in both Tokyo and Osaka, the retailer will expand to Fukuoka, with their new store’s opening coinciding with the release of this earthy special edition.

Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP Watch Releases

The Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP watch uses the brand’s Modello Uno, and is the first to feature a “369” dial design. The colorway of this limited edition gives the watch a military, technical feel. The tool vibes exuded by this rugged watch are enhanced by the “old radium” Super-LumiNova, which gives the impression that this watch has seen plenty of time on the wrist, exposed to the elements the second it comes out of the box.

The brown rotating 12-hour bezel allows the wearer to track time in a second time-zone. Time-keeping duties are handled by the automatic Seiko NH35A, which has a projected performance profile of -20/+40 seconds per day and a 41-hour power reserve.

Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP Watch Releases

A double-domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal tops a solid 316 brushed stainless steel case (water-resistant to 300 meters), providing an excellent view of the highly legible dial, which follows the other Unimatic models by not printing any text between the 12 o’clock mark and the center.

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Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP Watch Releases

A closed caseback is engraved with the model limitation number. There is a choice between a heavy-duty nylon NATO strap in brown and a stainless steel bracelet. There will only be 20 pieces made available on the bracelet, which carries a $200+ premium.

Unimatic Modello Uno U1-BTP Watch Celebrates New Partnership With BIOTOP Watch Releases

The Unimatic × BIOTOP U1-BTP watch will be on sale exclusively in Japan through BIOTOP Stores, starting July 12th with a retail price of 85,000 JPY +VAT (roughly $800 at the time of writing) and 110,000 JPY +VAT (around $1,040) on a stainless steel bracelet. Learn more about the brand at unimaticwatches.com.

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  • Sheez Gagoo

    I could get a Marinemaster with a 6r15 for the price. So why bother?

    • That’s right.
      The correct price should not exceed $ 300-350
      However, I like it.

      • Sheez Gagoo

        It’s alikeable watch, but is it loveable?

  • I like the watch but BIOTOP sounds like organic olive oil

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Clunk™

  • ray h.

    Nicely done.

  • Jason Mirabello

    boring watch

  • H.S.M.

    Looking good, but the price…
    For that amount of dosh I would like to get a bit more. GMT or date complication.

  • Ron Crocker

    $1040 for -20/+40? Is that a fair price?

  • all74

    Finally, a Unimatic I like the look of, and…. still over-priced. Seeing as you can get a Swiss-made diver on bracelet for $500 charging a grand for this is plain greedy.

  • hatster

    A very safe look that could do with just a little more ‘oomph’ and less brown.

  • Craig A Clark

    Wow that’s a lot of loot for a NH35 (works well enough but I’d be expecting at this price). Looks smart though, but way too rich for the payoff I think.

  • Dennis A Houle

    The price is twice as much as the watch is worth, a better
    movement in the ETA family might justify the cost.

    • ray h.

      So instead of a $30 movement, a $100 movement ? That would close the deal ? The seiko movement is well regulated , I understand, so plus minus a few seconds a day, most say. I think every mechanical watch I see is way over priced, the movement seems to be the crying point for most people, I think looks sell the watch. You ether love the look enough to pay x or you don’t. You know you can have your movement of choice thrown in a watch for a reasonable number. Wonder why they don’t have menus for watches ? You know, like level 1 you get the seiko, level 2 you get eta, so forth and so on.

  • spice

    Mr Nudds – bezel material – alloy or ?

  • ray h.

    The resale on some, are very good indeed.

  • ray h.

    Good looking watch, 3rd time I’ve come back to look at it. Just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of cash for a simple dive watch. I wish they had a catalog of this watch in different colors, instead of all of them being LE’s . The second wish is that they be fair priced (around $400). I would own a few.

  • ray h.

    You can’t by it online , I knew you could not buy it in any other store in any other country but, not even on biotops site. So fly to Japan , buy yourself a watch and have a nice time , I guess.