Shinola The Bronze Monster Automatic Watch

Shinola have made a real name for themselves in the world of watchmaking (and, indeed, other areas) over the last few years and are certainly playing their part in helping breathe new life into the city of Detroit. It is their watches which have always caught our eye here at Coolector HQ and their latest release, The Bronze Monster Automatic Watch, is described as being the Kingpin of your timepiece collection. and with good reason.

The Shinola The Bronze Monster Automatic Watch has a price tag of $1650 and this limited edition offering comes in a gift set package which will well and truly transport you back to the 1920s and the age of Prohibition. This automatic timepiece boasts a bronze case and dark coluorways which take their design inspiration from the Prohibition era and the stealth of rumrunners on Michigan waterways. This Shinola Bronze Monster Watch immediately demands your attention in the most unassuming way and will be a go to timepiece in your collection.

Old School Cool

There is a pleasing vintage style aesthetic to The Bronze Monster from Shinola which stems from its Prohibition era inspiration. This great looking timepiece from the Detroit watchmakers is powered by the impressive workhorse SW200-1 automatic movement, which boasts 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve that keeps things ticking over. This dapper timepiece has a stainless steel case back and a striking dive watch aesthetic that we’re loving here at Coolector HQ.

The great looking and refined The Bronze Monster Automatic Watch from Shinola ($1650) is expertly complemented by a high quality, teak leather strap and this much sought after gift set also includes a khaki nylon strap for easy swapping depending on how you want your watch to look on any given day. This 43mm timepiece lends itself to a wearer who has a bit of a rebellious side and it will definitely make a striking style statement on any wrist in 2020.

Eye-catching in the extreme, The Bronze Monster has a caseback which is crafted from stainless steel and boasts an understated, matte black plate. Bronze is known to tarnish, which delivers a rich patina over time and use for a look that’s truly unique to you and your watch. Set inside the unidirectional bezel, the sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating to ensure maximum visibility. The glossy black dial has super-LumiNova indices which radiate in low-light conditions and provide a clear indication of the time in dark spaces. The dial features a calendar aperture and a diver-down flag as the 12 o’clock marker.

Packaging Perfection

As with most of the limited edition releases from Shinola, they’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty on the packaging and created something that really helps The Bronze Monster stand out from the competition. It is inspired by the era and this package is fit for a Prohibition rumrunner. The gift box, which has a Shinola Detroit foil stamp, takes its inspiration from graphic designs and packaging of the 1920s.

Its subtle exterior is a stark contrast to the black powder-coated steel box that’s inside. This robust, no-nonsense case for the Shinola Bronze Monster Automatic Watch gift set features a bronze badge, which pays homage to the material of this collectible watch. The gift box also includes a printed story about Prohibition along the Michigan-Ontario waterway. Another fine addition to Shinola’s ever-growing line up of limited edition timepieces.

Leo Davie
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