UNIMATIC UC3 - The Daily Driver

February 21, 2023


UNIMATIC UC3 - The Daily Driver

Founded in 2015, UNIMATIC is an Italian watch brand that has quickly gained popularity among watch enthusiasts for its minimalist yet high-performance timepieces. The brand's philosophy centres around the idea of creating watches that are practical, durable, and affordable, without compromising on style or quality. UNIMATIC's design aesthetic is characterised by monochromatic colour schemes, clean lines, and a focus on legibility and functionality. The brand is known for producing limited edition collections with brands like Automobile Amos, Hodinkee, Disney and even NASA, often selling out within hours of their release. Despite its relatively short life, UNIMATIC has established itself as a key player in the world of contemporary watchmaking, drawing on traditional Italian craftsmanship to create timepieces that are both timeless and classic. 

While the brand's collaborations are highly sought-after and often sold out quickly, UNIMATIC also offers a Classic Editions range that includes four watches, each with a unique design and sold with individual numbers to retain a sense of exclusivity. We got our hands on the UC3 chrono-diver and took it for a spin around New York in a Porsche 992 GT3 to understand just where this watch, and UNIMATIC, fits with the modern collector.

UNIMATIC has redefined what it means for a watch to be a classic. With the UC3, classic doesn't mean old, but rather a design that is both timeless and contemporary. This Italian-made dive watch is a testament to UNIMATIC's commitment to modern watch design and its ability to create something unique, yet classic. Its black matte dial and bezel paired with its iconic design ques create a recognisable but unique look that gets questioned on the wrist as much as anything that Rolex, Tag or Omega produce. The UC3 is a must-have for anyone looking to add a touch of understated elegance and a perfect daily driver to their collection.

Not surprisingly this watch pairs perfectly with the new GT3. Considered one of the best driving experiences on the market, the GT3 shares an unparalleled level of finish with the UC3 a finish, in the car at least, that has been refined over may iterations and years of development. 

With its narrow streets, bustling traffic, and iconic landmarks, New York City presents a unique set of challenges, and navigating it in a GT3 requires precision. The car is designed for track use and features a high-revving naturally aspirated engine that produces 502 horsepower, as well as a lightweight design with aerodynamic enhancements that provide exceptional performance and handling, perfect for slow moving traffic right? In the same vein the UNIMATIC UC3 is rated for 300m in deep water so if the events of the 2004 classic “The Day After Tomorrow” ever did come true it’s safe to say you are covered! 

Overall, the UNIMATIC UC3 and the Porsche 992 GT3 share a common dedication to modern design and high-performance capabilities. Navigating the streets of New York in the GT3, while wearing the UC3 on your wrist, feel unique and exclusive. Both the watch and the car exude a sense of precision and attention to detail, and UNIMATIC's commitment to creating practical, durable, and affordable watches is evident in the UC3's functionality and style. As a relative newcomer to the watchmaking scene, UNIMATIC has quickly established itself as a brand to watch and the Classic Editions range, including the UC3, offers an accessible option for collectors looking to add a touch of understated elegance to their collection. Ultimately, the UNIMATIC UC3 and the Porsche 992 GT3 represent a winning combination of high-quality craftsmanship and design, perfect for those who value performance, style, and exclusivity.


Mitch Kemp


Ben Zacaroli

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