Undone has just announced the Urban Retro, a driving themed chronograph watch that runs a meca-quartz movement. The movement itself has a sweep seconds hand but runs on a standard battery. From the release:

Turbo charging the UNDONE Urban Retro is the TMI VK64 Meca-Quartz Hybrid Chronograph movement, a Japanese made calibre with a base battery-powered quartz movement but with an entirely mechanical chronograph component.

This combination allows for the accuracy of a quartz calibre while providing the satisfying tactile interaction (that satisfying click upon starting the chronograph and that wonderfully mechanical snap-back of the chronograph hand when reset) that only mechanical chronographs can offer.

The chronograph watch has a unique “aged” color way featuring light blue registers and an interesting old-timey tachymeter around the edge. It has a 24 hour register at three o’clock and an elapsed minutes at nine o’clock. The date register is nestled at six.

“This year, UNDONE ‘Heads out on the highway,’ and is ‘Lookin’ for adventure, and whatever comes our way’ with the new UNDONE Urban Retro, a special timepiece that looks to the horizon by being turbo charged and inspired by 70’s American vintage sports cars,” the company writes. “Fueled by retro colors and designs, it is a classic chronograph that drives by the old automotive rules of yesteryear and beckons the open road with vim and vigor that only a full tank of gas can muster.”

But wait, there’s more! On the back there is a clever little license plate decoration that comes in three colors and you can even ask for your name or slogan to be placed on the watch. It’s a clever little addition to an already interesting piece. It will cost about $285 when it launches this month.


Case Width – 40mm excluding crown
Case Thickness – 12.7mm
Warranty – 12 month warranty from purchase date Movement – TMI VK64 with date window Water Resistance – 30 meters
Case Material – 316L Stainless Steel
Glass Material – Hardened Domed K1 Crystal Lume – Beige Super Lume

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$500-$1000, Chronograph, Quartz, Undone,

Last Update: February 27, 2024