Collins Sonar

I'm a fan of Collins Watch Company and the way that founder Jimmy Collins has imparted his own unique spin on traditional tool watch designs. His latest is the SONAR. The first Collins dive watch, the SONAR was inspired by the sound-based technology that has kept submarines on course for over 100 years. The watch features 300-meter water resistance, sapphire crystal, refined brushed and polished finishes, and a Swiss-made Sellita SW200 movement. True to the Collins aesthetic, it is a mid-sized watch (39.5mm wide and just 12mm thick).

So far, I have only seen the renders, but it looks like a winner. The stylized Collins numerals reappear on the SONAR's bezel. The 12 o'clock arrow first seen on the Bronson is back as well. I particularly dig the keyhole looking markers at 3, 6, and 9.
Six models will be released: orange, blue, green, or yellow dials with engraved steel bezels, or black and full-lume white dials with lumed black bezels. All look cool, but that full-lume promises to be spectacular. Initial production will be limited to just 20 units of each variant so you would be well advised to jump on this soon. Early birds can pre-order the SONAR for $550 with a $150 refundable deposit at the web store. The balance will be due in January 2020. After the pre-order period, full retail will be $750.
Also, visit Collins Watches and a slew of other brands at District Time Sponsored by NTH Watches, October 12-13, 2019, District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

  • Movement: Sellita SW200 Swiss-made Automatic Movement - Regulated in six positions
  • Crystal: Raised flat sapphire
  • Water Resistance: 30ATM (300M)
  • Lume: Super-LumiNova C1 on dial and bezel triangle / Blue-glow C3 on bezel numerals and indices
  • Dial: White with applied polished indices
  • Hands: Diamond-cut polished steel
  • Case: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Case Finishing: Brushed and polished surfaces
  • Bezel: 120-click unidirectional rotating bezel
  • Crown: Screw-down / Polished and decorated with the Collins “C”
  • Dimensions: 39.5mm Diameter / 47.5mm Lug-to-Lug / 12mm Thickness / 20mm Lugs
  • Case Back: Engraved screw-down (featuring limited-edition print for the first 20 units of each variant)
  • Bracelet: Collins custom brushed and polished 316L stainless steel bracelet / 20mm tapering to 18mm
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Return Policy: 30 Day

  • Assembled, tested, and tuned in the USA

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