UNDONE has unveiled the third version of its Batman series timepieces, which continues the theme of Batman-inspired watches. This is the most intriguing piece of pop culture-inspired horology you’ll come across.
The Dark Knight Retrospective watch, which is primarily inspired by the 1960s Batmobile, is a must-have for wannabe Bruce Wayne’s out there. The UNDONE Batman Dark Knight Retrospective includes a satin black DLC coated 316L stainless steel case with red anodized aluminum trim for a stealthy look and impactful performance.
The stealthy watch design and red accents on the dial and crown were a given because it was inspired by the 1960s Batmobile design – a modified black Ford Lincoln Futura with crimson pinstripes. Most other watches produced after Batman had a problem with their reliance on design and compromise on performance.
With its ruthenium-plated calibre NH72 automatic movement from Seiko beating at 21,600bph and offering 42 hours of power reserve, this uncommon version of a watch for collectors and Batman fans alike comes somewhere close to delivering timeless performance.
The movement is visible through the sapphire case back, which is etched with a Batman logo in red outline and can also be peeked through the Batmobile-Esque semi-skeleton dial.
Starting at the curved crystal that resembles the bulletproof windshield, the dial is an outstanding reflection of the 1960s Batmobile.
The tire treads stir up the black chapter, while the red crosshairs and raised indices remind of the Batmobile dashboard’s Detect-A-Scope, which was intended to detect enemy movement in the dark.
A more dramatic illustration of this thematic approach is the dial overlaid with signature question marks of Batman’s arch-nemesis that glow green in the dark to signal that night has come and Riddler is out to play.
As per Undone, the Dark Knight Retrospective watch is rare with only 999 pieces to be retailed worldwide. The watch is, incidentally, a bargain at $499, but if you are an interested Batman fan, you’ll want to act quickly and get one while stocks last.