Of all the superheroes out there, Batman is definitely one of our favourites here at Coolector HQ so we were understandably excited when we heard that one of our favourite watchmakers, UNDONE, were making a limited edition timepiece release celebrating the Caped Crusader’s 80th anniversary. As you would expect, this is a pretty bold looking timepiece and one worthy of Bruce Wayne himself.
The UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection Watches comes in two different styles and has a pleasingly affordable price tag of $359 that any superhero fan can get on board with. This watch is part of UNDONE’s new licensing agreement with Warner Bros so hopefully there will be more to follow but this Batman themed timepiece is more than enough to keep us going for now here at Coolector HQ.
For Batman’s this 80th anniversary, UNDONE has designed a high-end collection, which introduces its first Titanium model in conjunction to this special occasion. Since his first appearance on the pages of DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939, Batman’s role and look as a crime-fighting cultural icon continues to evolve in our collective consciousness. The UNDONE x BATMAN 80th Anniversary Collection is a knowing nod to perhaps two of the most definitive eras in Batman’s evolution; The Caped Crusader and The Dark Knight.
The UNDONE x Batman 80th Anniversary Collection Watches are a real sight to behold and regardless of which you choose, you’ll be getting a mighty arresting watch for your wrist. The Caped Crusader model is housed in Grade II Titanium, the cushion-case, crown and pushers are lightweight, agile and highly corrosion resistant. It boasts a micro-blasted finish for ultimate stealth and aggressive shoulder lines which are inspired by the silhouette of the Batmobile. The Caped Crusader brings Batman’s fierce demeanour to your wrist in some considerable style. The eye-catching yellow accents can be found on the centre console, circling the tachymeter and its “80” mark, a nod to Batman’s 80th anniversary make it all the more unique.
Moving onto the The Dark Knight model sees the impressive features keep on coming. This cracking timepiece is a realistic interpretation on the duality of Bruce Wayne/Batman’s identities. The matted grey look of the Titanium micro-blasted cushion case alongside the two-tone dial come together to deliver an almost “Noir”/ “B&W movie” visual impact. It is on the dial that you find the 2011 NEW 52 COMICS version of the Bat emblem stealthily debossed into the subdial. If you take this watch out for a spin at night and you will witness the impressive lume on the appliques and chronograph counters which come alive like the blue-nitrous boosters of the Batmobile’s powerful engine.
Top Notch Craftsmanship
Both the timepieces in this new collection from UNDONE use Grade II Titanium; which has a 25% weight reduction from the regular UNDONE Urban series. The case measures in at 40mm diameter (43mm including crown) and 48mm lug-to-lug length. The height has been reduced by 0.5mm to 13.3mm; making this whole new chassis lighter and thinner, leaner and meaner for all your crime fighting and boardroom takedown needs.
If you know a fan of the Caped Crusader (or indeed the Dark Knight), this great new collection of watches from UNDONE celebrating his 80th anniversary are sure to make an excellent gift this Christmas. We’re loving the bold visuals of these superhero inspired timepieces here at Coolector HQ and we can’t wait to see the next Warner Bros release from this top notch watchmaker.