The Archetype 0.0, an exclusive set of pre-series chronograph prototypes, available only to the friends and family of Massena LAB. Inspired by vintage chronographs, the glossy black sector dial of the Archetype 0.0 is detailed with warm, gold markings, achieved only by recreating the same, traditional gilt techniques used in mid-century watchmaking.
Fitted in a sleek case of brushed and polished stainless steel, the black, glossy dial of the 0.0 is detailed with warm, gold markings, achieved only by recreating the same, traditional gilt techniques as those used in mid-century dial making.
Massena LAB’s second collaboration with UNIMATIC, the U1-MLM draws inspiration from the watches of the French Navy of the 1960’s. Each dial is a varying shade of deep blue, ranging from ocean to deep navy due to color changes that occur during production, making each dial truly distinct from any other in this limited edition.
An anchor is engraved on the case back, a reference to the French naval tradition. Each watch was delivered with a matching blue NATO strap as well as a French navy loop strap in olive with a centered yellow stripe.
On its dial, the ERWIN LAB02 is a simple, three hand timepiece with a contrast silver and rose gold sector dial. The 38.5 mm stainless steel case is polished with a step bezel that frames a sector dial that recalls the legendary sector dials from the 1930s.
The sector dial is divided into four concentric segments. The markings are a deep midnight blue and numerals of each segment are raised and finished in rhodium for depth.
Another particularity of the dial is that the outer railway five-minute divisions are perfectly aligned with the jumping seconds hand. The feuille hands are also rhodium finished. Altogether, the contrast of the rhodium elements against the rose gold and silver dial results in excellent legibility.
Turning the timepiece over is a further delight with a display back that reveals the workings of the fully in-house Calibre A11MS movement. Thanks to its patented architecture, the locking mechanism is mounted under a three-spoke bridge that puts the jumping seconds mechanism at center stage. Every jumping second captivates the eye and can be enjoyed on both sides of the timepiece. Completing the sophisticated design, the Erwin LAB02 is fitted with a handmade Italian leather strap.
Straddling time from the ancient to the immediate, T-Rex Bronze creates a harmonious balance between mechanical and organic forms.
This model switches out the original steel for bronze, the copper alloy whose mastery amounted to a technological revolution so immense that it ushered in a new age of early civilization.
The feet of the T-Rex Bronze are aged to create an earthy brown patina, and the entire bronze structure is oxidized by hand to “lock in time” its color and the unique characteristics of the material.
This individual patination and stabilization means that no two clocks are alike.
Born from the idea of “What would a UNIMATIC watch from the 1950s look like today,” the U1-ML6 began as a conversation between the two companies on how to create a high-quality wristwatch that felt modern and incorporated vintage touchpoints, while not relying on nostalgia alone. Housed inside the 41.5mm stainless steel case of the U1-ML6 is the automatic caliber Seiko NH35A 21600bph, with a power reserve of 41 hours.
The watch features a classic black bezel with a red triangle, reminiscent of the Rolex 6538, made famous by Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger. The 15-minute marker on the bezel is the first time that UNIMATIC has featured it on one of its watches.
On its dial, the ERWIN LAB01 is a simple, three hand timepiece with a deep black sector dial. The 38.5 mm bronze case is polished with a concave bezel that frames a sector dial the that recalls the legendary sector dials from the 1930s.
The sector dial is divided into four concentric segments. The markings and numerals of each segment are raised and finished in gold for depth.
Another particularity of the dial is that the outer railway five-minute divisions are perfectly aligned with the jumping seconds hand. The feuille hands are finished in gold. Altogether, the high contrast of the gold elements against the deep black dial results in optimal legibility.
Thanks to its patented architecture, the locking mechanism is mounted under a three-spoke bridge that puts the jumping seconds mechanism at center stage. Every jumping second captivates the eye and can be enjoyed on both sides of the timepiece. Completing the sophisticated design, the ref. E-LAB01 is fitted with a handmade Italian leather strap.
To celebrate its 21st Anniversary, William Massena collaborated with Habring2 to present the Erwin 21 Jumping Seconds, reference TZ21.
The Erwin is an evolution of Felix, the first Habring² watch with their in-house Calibre A11 movement developed, manufactured and assembled in Austria. The Erwin in-house Calibre A12 movement has an additional module for a dead beat (jumping) seconds hand.
The ref. TZ21 is a simple, three hand timepiece with an exclusive sector dial of meticulous detail and hand finishing. The 38.5 mm stainless steel case is hand brushed with a stepped bezel that frames a stunning multi-tone sector dial the recalls the legendary sector dials from the 1930s.
The sector dial is divided into four concentric segments with different surface finishes. The combination of brushed, matte and polished finishes adds a sense of depth and variation as light plays across the dial. At its center, the silvery-gray dial is hand brushed. The silvered hour sector is matte and printed with crisp dial markings and numerals in midnight blue. Finally, a mirror-polished silver ring separates the outer railway.
In 2015, TimeZone celebrates its 20th anniversary. Founded in 1995 as an online watch discussion forum, TimeZone grew from a handful of watch enthusiasts to the leading source of watch discussion, knowledge, industry news and outstanding editorials republished in newspapers and magazines worldwide. As an Internet pioneer, TimeZone is internationally recognized as the world’s oldest and largest watch community.
Over its 20 years of maturity, TimeZone today brings together 38 moderators from 8 countries, and millions of watch enthusiasts and collectors who visit from over 180 countries.
To commemorate these important achievements, Massena LAB collaborated with the independent watchmaking team of Maria and Richard Habring of Habring2 to create a limited edition watch. The collaboration took over a year and a half to arrive at a refined and innovative chronograph that is certain to delight watch connoisseurs.
The TimeZone 20th Anniversary Habring2 Chrono COS, reference TZ20, is characterized by its elegant and uncluttered form, as well as its patented technology.
With exceptional attention to detail, the ref. TZ20 recalls a lost era of timeless design and draws inspiration from a legacy of iconic chronographs. True to its classical look, the ref. TZ20 features smooth case lines and a thin bezel that frames a domed sapphire crystal.