Watches come in all different styles, shapes and sizes but it is, for most people, the price that is the key consideration and for those that are after affordable timepieces that don’t cost the earth but also don’t compromise on style and performance, UNDONE are a watchmaker that very much need to be on your radar – a fact admirably illustrated by their latest release; the Urban Tropical Chronograph Watches.
The UNDONE Urban Tropical Chronograph Watches are the latest release from the brand in their mission to deliver affordable, well made timepieces to watch aficionados out there. These eye-catching accessories are, as is the norm for UNDONE, highly customisable in their design and they take their visual inspiration from the old-school, vintage style chronograph watches that we all know and love.
This new Urban Tropical Chronograph collection from UNDONE introduces three patinated dial styles, a new layout, and an array of top quality leather straps from which to choose. After spending many years studying, collecting, and understanding tropical dial watches, UNDONE made it their goal to create their own faux patina distribution process, which delivers a whole new aesthetic to their ever-growing Urban Chronograph series of watches. The result is a striking timepiece that is ideally suited to those who love the imperfect charm and aesthetic appeal of these vintage, sun-kissed dials.
These UNDONE Urban Tropical Chronograph Watches will immediately feel familiar to fans of the watchmaker but they’ve added a few new design features to help set this new collection apart. This includes the fact they have added the option of a classic tachymeter scale, which serves the purpose of adding both utility and visual depth to the feel of the watch. The markings are elegant, clear, and when combined with the aged dial treatment, provides a stylish and versatile vintage sports watch vibe.
With the UNDONE Urban Tropical Chronograph collection, you will have three different dials to choose from. The first of which is the “Tropical Amazon,” dial which is a non-aged option for an understated, vintage look. This is joined by “Tropical Caribbean” and “Tropical Sahara” which both boast more of a visibly patinated look with the latter being the more dramatically “aged” of the two. Each timepiece has a basic, two register layout with sub-dials at 3 and 6 o’clock and a simple date aperture at 6 o’clock. The Urban Tropical collection is powered by a Seiko VK64 mechanical-quartz hybrid movement inside which drives the basic time display with two nicely-proportioned hour and minute hands along with an ultra-reliable, instant reset (flyback) central chronograph seconds hand.
Priced under $400, these stylishly designed timepieces from UNDONE are right up our street here at Coolector HQ and will add a touch of old school cool to any man’s wrist this summer and autumn. The Urban Tropical Chronograph collection has a tastefully sized dial at 40mm with a 20mm lug width, a case thickness of 13mm, and an impressive 30m of water resistance. Given the affordability of these watches, it’s astounding the level of intricacy that has gone into the casing design which boasts chamfering at multiple layers and varying levels of polished surfaces for increased visual depth.
Last but not least, there is a hardened, domed K1 mineral crystal which significantly adds to the vintage sophistication of the timepieces and builds on the model’s carefree robustness. If you’re seeking out a new timepiece that boasts an unmistakable old school cool but you don’t want to break the bank then this new UNDONE Urban Tropical Chronograph collection is sure to be one of the best out there for under $400.