Unimatic’s ‘Arctic Fox’ GMT Is A Stealthy Winter Watch
Take a polar plunge with this arctic predator-inspired diver.
Rising Italian watchmaker Unimatic is sending the Italian Army-approved U1 dive watch on a cold-weather stealth mission.
Created in collaboration with collector-founded brand Revolution Watch and luxury goods retailer The Rake, the limited-edition U1 GMT “Arctic Fox” blends into austere wintry landscapes with a nearly white-out scheme inspired by the sly polar predator.
The matte white dial features markers in Super-Luminova C1 White, all enclosed in a 40 millimeter steel case coated in white stonewash Cerakote, a ceramic material used to give a protective sheen to everything from firearms to engine exteriors.
Matching phantom ladder hands, a reverse lollipop second hand and the 24-hour hand display the time, while a double-domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal ensures readability in even the most reflective snowy conditions.
Timing accuracy is guaranteed by the Swiss-made automatic calibre ETA 2893-2 movement with a 42-hour power reserve. In case of a polar plunge, the 8 millimeter crown and gaskets are rated for a whopping 1,000 feet of water resistance.
The stealthy strap is made of “extra white” thermoplastic polyurethane, but a gray camouflage, jacquard-weave nylon strap with a Cerakote buckle is also included for more stylish occasions.
The Unimatic x Revolution x The Rake U1 GMT “Arctic Fox” sold out of all initial 150 examples for $1,620 each in 24 hours, but you can join a wait list for a potential second run here.