What We Know
Massena Lab and Revolution have teamed up for an actual deep-cut launch for folk within the know and it is an attention-grabbing reference to top-of-the-line chronographs ever made.
Based mostly on the identical platform as Massena LAB’s different Uni-Racer fashions, the watch is a 39mm huge and 13mm excessive manually-wound chronograph powered by a Sellita Caliber SW510 Elaboré motion. That motion, with 9 o’clock working seconds and a 30-minute totalizer at three o’clock, runs at 4Hz with 58 hours of energy reserve and is cased in stainless-steel with 50m of water resistance.
That « deep-cut » reference I discussed is all within the dial, a surprising and strange black sector dial with a base-1000 tachymeter. However that is not what makes it so particular. The sector dial is a luminous pumpkin hue (which Massena LAB says is a brand-new shade mixture of Tremendous-LumiNova) with Roman numerals at 12 and 6. The chronograph and subdial arms are white, whereas the hour and minute arms are blued and full of the identical pumpkin lume.
The premise for the design is a uncommon – presently unobtainable – pièce distinctive Patek Philippe ref. 130 chronograph from 1949. Some could acknowledge it as being featured in John Goldberger’s Patek Philippe Steel Watches e-book. To one of the best of my data, the watch presently resides in one of the crucial traditionally vital classic watch collections on the planet and is among the most outside-the-box Pateks I’ve ever seen. What higher foundation for a cool restricted version?
Sure, that is proper, this can be a restricted version of 120 items set to launch from Revolution on its web site on Friday, July 28 at 10 AM EDT for $3,750.
What We Suppose
I like an excellent mixture of outdated and new and that is what Massena LAB does finest. Blended with the watch data between collector and founder William Massena and Revolution’s founder Wei Koh, they’ve dug up a extremely fascinating reference on which to base this new launch.
In fact, it isn’t a 1:1 recreation. Whereas I like the outdated Patek ref. 130, it was a fairly diminutive chronograph and can be misplaced right this moment. In truth, I am unsure the place you’d get an inexpensive motion to case in a 33mm measurement – not to mention how many individuals can be shopping for a watch that measurement. So this watch makes a number of sense as a nod to the classic however in a contemporary, wearable format.
The case can be extra angular than the ref. 130, with pump pushers as a substitute of rectangular pushers, and I’d have cherished to see the case created with a bit extra form and thinness to the lugs. It is also just a little expensive in comparison with different Sellita Caliber SW510 movement-powered watches in the marketplace, however with all the opposite little touches, it is a tempting proposition. So tempting that I’ll be fascinated with it fairly a bit between now and it is launch on Friday.
Model: Massena LAB
Mannequin: The Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949
Case Materials: 316L Stainless Metal
Dial Shade: Shiny black dial with a luminous sector dial
Indexes: Roman numerals and base-1000 tachymeter
Lume: Specifically formulated shade of Tremendous-LumiNova
Water Resistance: 50 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Black deerskin strap, made in Italy with Massena LAB stainless-steel buckle. 20mm lug width.
Caliber: Sellita Caliber SW510 Elaboré
Features: Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph
Energy Reserve: 58 hours
Jewels: 23 jewels
Extra Particulars: Closed, stainless-steel case again with round graining and « One in all 120 » engraving. M LAB signature and Revolution star emblem.
Pricing & Availability
Availability: Friday, July 28 at 10 AM EDT
Restricted Version: Sure, 120 items