The Paris-based road culture lab NOUS (“We” in French) has collaborated with the Italian firm Unimatic to offer a restricted version of 50 watches called the U1-NU. This 40-millimeter, all-dark DLC watch fits consistently with NOUS’s self-broadcasted road culture stylish. What, precisely, is road culture? Outwardly, hip-bounce is a solid impact, yet so is skate culture, no-nonsense troublemaker, and (however more established) rave culture, all emphatically sure powers that praise the variety and cosmopolitanism found in huge, current urban communities. Road culture is generally communicated through design, and the U1-NU is exemplary.
The case estimates 40 millimeters across, while the bezel estimates 41.5 millimeters. I own watches with bezel overhang (the Rado Captain Cook reissue , for instance), and that component has consistently converted into a simple grasp and easy bending. The haul to-drag length is 49 millimeters with an unobtrusive point down to the spring bars, likely making for an adaptable fit. The thickness is 13.6 millimeters, which should compliment a hoodie’s sleeve better than a catch down’s.
The U1-NU keeps up the tough, moderate look of other Unimatic contributions, yet here we get a California Dial (blending Roman and Arabic numerals), and a dark, uni-directional bezel with an anodized aluminum embed. Both a V-weave dark and a fluoroelastomer mil-tie from Unimatic are incorporated, and each sports coordinating dark equipment. The impact is striking.
The specialized specs exhibit the watch’s sturdiness in genuine terms: 300 meters of water obstruction, 2.5-millimeter twofold domed sapphire precious stone, screw-down crown, no-date (straightforward), C1 Super-LumiNova, and the demonstrated NH35A programmed development from Seiko offering as much as 41 hours of continuous force and a decent enemy of attractive rating of 4,800 A/m.
Altogether, it’s an intense glancing observe absolutely with regards to the strong, clench hand up style of both Unimatic and NOUS. In spite of the fact that French and Italian planners are behind it, the U1-NU is brilliantly skeptic as far as ethnicity, and hence projects the no-limits mentality of road culture.
The U1-NU will be accessible on June eighteenth, so intrigued people will need to move rapidly to get one of the 50 separately numbered units. It will retail for around $750, and it tends to be held today through Unimatic’s site. Unimatic