U3-AS
EDITION OF 200

The Italian watchmaker launches in 2021 with a new astronomical reference Modello Tre U3-AS. Limited edition of 200 pieces, it is a celebration of the Apollo Soyuz 1975 mission and a homage to the Russian architect and designer of the Soviet Space Programme – Galina Andreevna Balashova, the creation of the legendary Apollo-Soyuz logo.

 

Features for the first time a rotating tachymeter bezel. The dial depicts the emblematic blue and red Apollo-Soyuz logo. Comes on a ‘Made in Italy’ black laser etched premium buccaneer leather strap. Housed in a uniquely branded  Unimatic Tough Case and individually numbered limited edition print of Galina A. Balashova’s design.

 

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    The Made in Italy Modello Tre U3-AS features two-eyed black matte dial with the emblematic blue and red Apollo-Soyuz logo on the 24h sub-dial with creamy Super-LumiNova® Old Radium markers and the first for Unimatic black anodized aluminium tachymeter insert with cream trims.

    Time is indicated thanks to the matching ladder phantom H+M, reverse lollipop S with Old Radium tip. The 2.5mm thick double domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal provide best performance in every light condition.

    The solid 316 brushed stainless steel case, the screwed-in 2mm thick caseback, the 8mm diameter crown coupled with fat 5.5mm screw-in pushers, together with the high quality gaskets set provide a water resistance tested individually to 30 atm=300m=1000ft.

    Timing accuracy is guaranteed by the VK64 mecha-quartz movement tuned to 32,768 Hz for 3 years battery life, with 1/5 of second indication plus 60 minutes counter.  Comes on a galaxy blue cordura two piece strap and an extra black laser etched buccaneer leather two piece strap with a stainless steel brushed hardware signed Unimatic.

    The caseback features the Unimatic Apollo-Soyuz 1975 engraving and the individual progressive number. The watch is covered by a 24 months worldwide warranty and is part of a unique edition of 200 pieces.

     

    300m = 1000ft = 30atm WR

    Diameter 40mm case with 41,5mm bezel

    120 clicks mono-directional security bezel

    2.5mm thick double domed sapphire

    Anti-reflective coating on lens inner-side

    Black anodized aluminium tachymeter insert, cream trims

    316 stainless steel case brushed finish

    Fat screw-down chrono pushers

    Black matte, two sub-dial with Apollo-Soyuz logo

    Super-LumiNova® Old Radium

    Gold open second rail and dial trims

    Mecha-quartz calibre Seiko VK64

    1/5 second sweep second hand with mechanical reset

    Accuracy -20/+20 s/month

    Antimagnetic 1600 A / m

    Galaxy blue cordura two piece strap

    EXTRA: Black laser etched buccaneer leather two piece strap

    Stainless steel brushed hardware signed Unimatic

    Unimatic Apollo-Soyuz 1975 screwdown caseback

    Unimatic tough case, warranty card with unique ID seal

    Individually numbered original G.Balashova print

     

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