The final chapter in our trilogy with UNIMATIC, the U1-MLB features a prominent, orange minute hand, an all-black dial and is inspired by the iconic dive watches of the 1970s.
The UNIMATIC x Massena LAB U1-MLB is the third and final watch in a trilogy of three collaborations with UNIMATIC following the release of both ML6 and MLM in 2020.
ML6, with its red triangle on the bezel and its tropical dial was born from a question: "what would a UNIMATIC watch from the 1950s look like today?” MLM, with its blue dial and bezel, was inspired by the dive watches issued to the French Navy in the 1960s.
MLB “Bund” represents a final evolution and is inspired by the dive watches of the 1970s, particularly the cult Blancpain “Bund”, which was issued to the West Germany’s Bundeswehr Kampfschwimmers, a group of elite special forces of the West German Navy.
MLB features an all black dial, with a black on black “ghost" signature to maximize the legibility of its ivory Super-LumiNova indices. Like the “Bund” of the 1970s, the dial of the MLB is characterized by a large, distinctly orange minute hand to differentiate it from the hour hand, both of which are luminous.
The rotating bezel of the MLB features a single, large plot of Super-LumiNova at 12 o’clock, which is referred to as a “sterile bezel”. The case of the MLB is steel and is engraved with a submarine sonar motif on its case back, along with its limited-edition number. MLB is delivered with two straps: one in burnt orange and another in black, both made in Italy from TPU and signed UNIMATIC.
MLB is a limited-edition of 200 pieces.
Limit of one watch per household.
Limited-edition of 200 pieces
Inspired by the 3H "Bund" dive watch issued to the West German Bundeswehr Kampfschwimmers of the 1970s
Prominent orange minute hand, black on black "ghost" signature, "sterile" bezel
• Reference NH35 manufactured by Seiko Corporation
• Diameter: 27.4mm, height: 5.2mm, 24 jewels
• Power reserve of 41 hours
• Automatic with bi-directional rotor and 41h power reserve
• Accurate to -20/+40 seconds per day
• Hacking feature
• Manufactured by UNIMATIC in Italy
• Limited edition of 200, each individually numbered
• UNIMATIC tough case, warranty card with unique ID seal, and a two-year warranty
• Black with white markings
• Ivory Super-LumiNova on hours and hands
• Prominent orange minute hand
• "Ghost" black on black signature
• Diameter: 41.5mm, height: 13.6mm
• Stainless steel case with aluminum bezel insert
• Double-domed, anti-glare sapphire crystal
• Double crown seal
• Water-resistant to 300 meters
• Burnt orange, double-faced TPU strap with matching DLC buckle
• Stainless steel case back engraved with a submarine sonar motif
• Limited-edition number