The crazy folks at Underd0g Studios have released a rather interesting watch based on the design of a talented 11 year old girl. The watches will be a limited edition of only 2 pieces (piece 2-nique).
Press Release details with commentary in italics.
New: Underd0g Pumpkin
The watch will be auctioned on Ebay via the ‘Ebay for Charity’ programme. The auction will be live for 1 week with a starting bid of £0.01 and will end of the 24th of October at 3pm BST.
We love the fun aspect of the Underd0g guys, and how spontaneous they can be. When we met with them in London, and was presented with the watches for the first time, we saw the passion. And we were hooked…and regular readers know we are not often head over heels with microbrand independents. The collaboration with Miguel Seabra was so intriguing that we carried it. And it is also with this latest release.
And the guys had the heart to not only gift the young artist with the first of the two piece edition, but to also offer the second to the highest bidder, with 100% of the proceeds going to a charity serving meals to children across the world.
The watch itself follows the Underd0g scheme of fruity/food shemes. And this time, the watch is called the Pumpkin, inspired by the pumpkin, especially relevant for the Halloween. The movement is a capable, Seagull ST-1901. This is an interesting movement as it is based on the Venus Caliber 175, which is also used in their other watches.
Underd0g chronographs usually retail for about EUR 600 inclusive of shipping worldwide, but as this is a worthy charity, we encourage you to bid high, do the world a good deed, and get yourself a fun and very cute watch.
Studio Underd0g piece 2-nique.
For some inexplicable reason most brands in the horological space don’t tend to leave any design responsibilities to their younger enthusiasts, but as proven by James Stacey’s 2019 article, maybe they should…
Earlier this year, a talented 11-year-old girl sketched her vision of a Halloween-themed Studio Underd0g Chronograph, so of course we had to make it a reality!
Just two pieces have been created (piece 2-nique). The first has already been gifted to the young artist behind the design and the second will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Mary’s Meals who serve life-changing meals to children living in 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.
This charity project will be announced on the 17th of October from 4pm BST. The auction will be hosted on Ebay via the ‘Ebay for Charity’ programme. The auction will be live for 1 week with a starting bid of £0.01 and will end of the 24th of October at 3pm BST.
Championing British Independents
Both Pumpkin watches have been Assembled in Great Britain, and each come on a handmade Forest Green Epsom calfskin strap courtesy of The Strap Tailor.
Underd0g Pumpklin Launch information / Technical Specifications
Availability: via Ebay for Charity (linked at the bottom of this page)
Date: 17th of October – 24th of October
Auction finish: 3pm BST
(10am EST / 7am PST / 4pm CET / 10pm SGT / 2pm GMT)
Delivery: The winner can expect to receive their watch within days of the auction ending.
To be determined by auction (Free worldwide shipping)
Case dimensions: D38.5mm * W13.6mm (10.8mm excluding crystal)
Additional dimensions: 20mm Lug width, 44.5mm Lug to lug
Architecture: 3-part case construction, screw down case-back and a signed crown Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal: Sapphire crystals (Double domed front and flat exhibition back) Lume: Super-LumiNova C3
Water-resistance: 5 ATM
Movement type: Seagull Manual Winding ST-1901(with Swan Neck Regulator) Beat Rate: 21,600
Winding crown: Clockwise wind system
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, and tachymeter
Power reserve: Chronograph off: 50h Chronograph on: 45h
Made by: The Strap Tailor
Band: 20mm tapered to 16mm Bespoke Epsom Calfskin strap Spring bars: Quick-release
Buckle: Signed 316L Stainless Steel
Dial: 2-layer with a satin sandblast base dial and coarse dégradé top dial Function: Tachymeter markings
Term: Limited 2-year warranty