By Jovan Krstevski
Located in Barcelona, Spain, Unity Watches has been going about watchmaking differently since 2010. Unity Watches is a really fascinating brand that has made a huge impact on me in a relatively short amount of time. Rather than just making quality watches, which is more than enough in most cases, they wanted to give us watch geeks a different and new perspective.
With a diameter measuring a 44 mm, the polished case of this phenomenal watch has a distinctive design elements that won’t appeal to everyone’s tastes, which I love. This causes people to become curious about what I wear on my wrist. The lugs and side “staples” comes in a DLC black finish. Looking at the watch from the side, you can see that it has the words “PIECE1of1” engraved. Which means that this is the only one made! All of Unity Watches are made to order and, therefore, can be customised to the buyers own specifications. The crown itself has a simple design with a toothed edge for easy gripping and a Unity logo on the end. The watch also sports a brushed bezel, which is one of the other real strong points of the watch. And the bespoke shape of the case gives the timepiece a unique appearance.
The dial of this Limited Edition watch is simple and clean, yet surprisingly bold, and the surface is brilliant black and features Arabic numerals for the hours and index. At 3 o’clock the date is indicated in white text on a black disc, framed with an applied border in a white colour. Between each hour marker is a small white line for the individual minutes/seconds.
The dial features, skeleton frame style hour and minute hands that work proportionally and aesthetically with the overall dial design. The hands are very legible, being matt steel and white. The lume is functional, charging quickly, but not very bright or long lasting. The seconds hand features their unique Unity logo. This lets the seconds hand balance out the dial, which creates a neat look that adds sensibility to the watch. Unity has fitted a flat sapphire crystal with an antiglare finish to protect the lovely black dial.
Beneath unique exterior, the watch is powered by a reliable caliber 2824-2 Swiss Made ETA. This automatic movement comprises 25-jewels and oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Functionally the “WristReview” Limited Edition features hours, minutes, seconds, date. This superior movement is also visible through the sapphire crystal case back. The watch also has a power reserve of 42 hours and is water resistant to a depth of 50 metres.
This “WristReview” edition watch comes mounted on a 22mm black handmade leather strap of ostrich that is very well made. The leather used is incredibly soft and supple, leather with a very nice texture. The pre-V buckle used has a standard shape, but with a brushed finish to match the watch.
This watch is perfectly sized to be an everyday watch that you will find yourself wearing in situations that you would usually choose something else. When you wear a Unity, you really aren’t wearing just a watch. This shows that the Spaniards not only can play football, but puts an incredible effort to make something brilliant. Visually this is an absolutely stunning watch. To customize your own unique watch visit the company’s website: design your own watch
Jovan Krstevski – Founder, Proprietor & Executive Editor
Watch collector, aficionado and a Event profile in the Swedish nightlife. He launched Watchgeek back in 2011, which is now known as WristReview. He quotes ’WristReview is a site to help people find, explore, discover and enjoy wristwatches. ’ His passion jump started in his early teens, when he was given his first mid-range wristwatch which was an Omega Seamaster. Since then he has always been in love with wristwatches!