We love watches here at The Coolector and one of the finest purveyors of news and, indeed actual timepieces, is that of Hodinkee and they’ve excelled themselves once again with their latest release – this superb looking Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 timepiece which is being made available in limited numbers.
The Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 Watch does a magnificent job of commingling the best of retro style design with a highly unusual take on what mechanical watchmaking can look like in the 21st century. Striking aesthetically, democratic, and about as cool as it gets, this amazing timepiece is going to strike a chord with watch lovers out there and if you’re a fan of this series of watches from Swatch, this Hodinkee edition really ramps things up a notch.
Hodinkee are perhaps best known for their coverage of high end, luxury watches so it’s great to see them getting involved with a watch at the more affordable end of the spectrum with this super cool Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 Watch which is available for just $150. This cracking accessory is right up our street here at The Coolector as not only is it extremely affordable, it also boasts an array of first rate features that will help set it apart from the competition.
The Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 Watch boasts a translucent black plastic case and silicone rubber strap and updates proceedings with other cool specifications like the warm, brushed-aluminium dial and innovative Sistem51 movement housed inside. This watch is a nod to Swatch’s history but also embraces the Sistem51 platform as a innovative way to think about mechanical watchmaking. It takes design inspiration from the first Swatch with a proper sports watch design dating back to Spring 1984 and we’re loving its retro vibe at Coolector HQ.
With an eye-catching, transparent case back, that lets you see the Sistem51 movement at work, the Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 consists of a mere 51 components and it is put together almost entirely by machine. The bold black and white pattern changes as the winding rotor spins, charging up the 90-hour power reserve and it is quite mesmerising watching this top notch timepiece in action.
This is a timepiece that has been made specifically for this Hodinkee collaboration and has a number of cool features as a result and these include a brushed aluminium dial, transparent case back, 30m water resistance, 90 hour power reserve and luminescent hour and minute hands. A really engaging watch from an aesthetic point of view, this affordable offering from Swatch and Hodinkee is definitely going to be quickly snapped up by timepiece aficionados.
Expertly crafted, striking visually and with the sort of retro vibe that is sure to appeal, the Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 Watch has got all the makings of a classic and we’re big fans here at The Coolector. If you’re after a new timepiece with a bit of character to it but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, this collaborative project might just be the perfect one for you.