The Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE
 

The Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE

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Charlotte Harris

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Charlotte Harris

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Unimatic

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Unimatic are an Italian watchmaker renowned for their ultra-clean minimalistic designs. They often forgo features like date windows and 12 o’clock logos to ensure exceptional legibility packaged in cases fitting to the dive and field genres. For their latest release however, the empty spot at 12 o’clock is filled with a new logo, one that marks a fresh collaboration.

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With the launch of the Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE watch, Unimatic have partnered up with Royal Enfield, one of the oldest motorcycle companies in the world. Since 1901, Royal Enfield has been creating modern classic motorcycles, often characterised by their simplicity and durability. Sound familiar? In a fitting partnership, the pair have created a military field watch built to reflect the spirit of adventure and craftsmanship that both brands stand for. The design is also cleverly limited to 122 pieces, honouring the number of years since Royal Enfield was founded.

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The Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE watch rather ingeniously combines the architecture and specs of the brand’s U4 model with design details inspired by classic motorbikes. For the first time, the U4’s 40mm-wide stainless steel case is heavily sandblasted to replicate the finish of Royal Enfield’s engine. It gives the case an undeniably robust and rugged aesthetic; one I can definitely see strapped to the wrist of a motorcyclist. The case still maintains its 300 metre water resistance, 13.9mm height and 49mm lug-to-lug width.

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Despite the red Royal Enfield logo taking up the normally empty 12 o’clock position, the dial of the Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE watch is still clearly Unimatic. It has a glossy black backdrop with horizontal indexes at 3, 6 and 9 and a triangle marker at 12 o’clock. The other indices are round and like the sword-shaped hands for the hours and minutes are adorned in Super-LumiNova® GL old radium lume.

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A nice addition to dial is the gold metallic closed second rail which mimics the golden pinstripes on the classic motorbikes. Another nod to Royal Enfield is found on the case back. The screw down back is engraved with their logan “Made like a gun” alongside the model’s individual progressive number.

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Fuelling the Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE watch is the Seiko NH35A automatic movement. It delivers hours, minutes and hacking seconds, a 41-hour power reserve and runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The novelty is finished by a black heavy-duty nylon strap with black DLC brushed hardware engraved with the Unimatic logo. You’ll also receive an extra cognac two-piece calfskin leather strap with every order of the 122-piece limited edition.

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If you’d like to secure one of the limited edition Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE watches for yourself, you’ll need to enter the draw on launches.unimaticwatches.com. The draw opens from November 9th 6:00 PM CET until November 16th, 6:00 PM CET. The novelty is priced at €550.

Technical Specifications:

  • Brand: Unimatic
  • Model: Royal Enfield X Unimatic Modello Quattro U4-RE
  • Price: €550
  • Material: Sandblasted stainless steel
  • Movement: Seiko NH35A automatic
  • Complications: Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Dial: Black
  • Size: 40mm wide, 13.9mm tall
  • When the reviewer would personally wear it: This would seriously look cool paired with a leather jacket on the back of a motorcycle.
  • A friend we’d recommend it to first: A motorcycle owner, especially someone already with a Royal Enfield engine.
  • Best characteristics of the watch: The heavily sandblasted case gives the watch a really cool, rebellious sort of aesthetic.
  • The worst characteristics of the watch: I don’t have anything negative to say.

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About the Author: Charlotte Harris

Writing and watches are two of my biggest passions in life so being able to unite them on a daily basis is a wonderful thing. I hope through my writing that I can bring a fresh, feminine perspective on the watch space and encourage more men and women to get excited about all that’s happening.

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