Hodinkee has revealed their third cooperation with Swatch, a pleasant interpretation of a strange 80s plan. In the event that it wasn’t as of now, I think three years straight formally makes the Hodinkee/Swatch coordinated effort a practice, and simply like that case of outlandishly tangled Christmas lights, it’s here in the nick of time for these special seasons. Let’s investigate.
Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986
- Case Material: Plastic
- Dial: Black
- Dimensions: 42 x 13.9mm
- Crystal: Plastic
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: Sistem 51 with Nivachron hairspring
- Strap/bracelet: Black silicone
- Price: $170
- Reference Number: SUTZ406
- Expected Release: Available today at 10am
The Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 takes its motivation from a fairly dark Swatch reference from the mid point in the decade known as the Emerald Diver. The first form included an electric green case, a fixed 60-minute bezel, scoop hands, day-date show, and differentiating red and yellow hour markers. The first is, will we say, not prudent at all. The people at Hodinkee and Swatch have worked effectively of smoothing out the plan of Emerald Diver, holding a great deal of what made it novel and fun, yet keeping the updated version somewhat more curbed. You can wear this one to chip away at days that aren’t assigned as “funny watch day.”
The first and most clear change: gone is the green case. The Generation 1986 is fundamental dark, with a dark dial and a coordinating dark incorporated tie. The dial actually pops however, with exchanging red and yellow hour markers. The handset has likewise been changed, with the digging tool hands supplanted with present day, dainty stick style hands. Likewise present is an overall feeling of mathematical disarray (the best kind) with a dial highlighting a blend circles and square shapes, with a triangle tossed in for great measure.
As with earlier Hodinkee-Swatch coordinated efforts, this one highlights a Sistem51 as the base watch. The Sistem51 is a genuinely progressive development from Swatch, collected totally by machine, with only 51 components. The specialized accomplishment here truly can’t be downplayed, as Swatch has completely robotized an interaction that for quite a long time required, at some level, the bit of a human hand. Outstandingly, this specific Sistem51 likewise includes a Nivachron hairspring, a fresh out of the box new component presented by the Swatch Group recently. This hairspring is produced using titanium, and is impervious to attraction and thought to be more stun safe and tough than a customary hairspring. It’s a really critical update, and in a watch that comes in under $200 is literally nothing to wheeze at.
The Sistem51, being made by robots and machines, has sparted critical conversation and discussion in the watch community. Any watch sweethearts worried that this spells the finish of genuine art in watchmaking, in any case, need just gander at the many intriguing plans that have sprung up in Sistem51s throughout the years – the human component is still a lot of present in these smart, fun, watches, including the Generation 1986 from Hodinkee. Also, that’s to avoid mentioning the new innovation that Swatch keeps on putting resources into the Sistem51 stage, and spreads across their numerous other product offerings, at all value focuses.
The Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 is accessible today at 10EST from the Hodinkee Shop, swatch.com, and the Swatch lead store in NYC.