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Studio Underd0g 02Series for British Watchmakers’ Day Watch Review

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

Many British watchmakers and producing special edition watches ahead of the Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers’ British Watchmakers’ Day in March. One of those brands is Studio Underd0g, who have released the 02Series for British Watchmakers’ Day. For a little bit of added zest we put it on a orange goat strap from Jean Rousseau to pair with the new hands and gave it a thorough watch review.

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

Let’s jump right to discussing the dial, which is the major update for this special edition. When I say major update, it’s actually relatively subtle. Taking the cream colour dial of 02Series Full Mo0n and the black hands with orange lume of the Steffany Blue and combining them together. However, this small change makes a big difference to the aesthetic of the piece. The slash of orange across the hands gives the piece a hyper legible quality that reinforces the field watch aesthetic.

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

At the same time, I also prefer the combination of the orange with the beige, cream dial. The warm tones complement each other instead of contrasting as is the case with the Steffany Blue. It has a sort of faux vintage charm, as if the dial and the lume have been discoloured and aged by the passing of time in the style of a Tropical display.

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition
Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

Although maybe I’m making that association because the 37mm diameter steel case with polished bezel reminds me of the Explorer. The watch doesn’t feel too dissimilar to the Explorer on the wrist either, especially at the older sizes of 36mm. Versatile, comfortable, rugged enough to endure adventures and also svelte enough to slip under a cuff. The Studio Underd0g 02Series for British Watchmakers’ Day is just 12mm thick.

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

Powering the watch is the Sellita SW210-1 manual winding movement with 42-hour power reserve. It’s protected by a solid steel caseback that features and engraving of a jellyfish. More important than the jellyfish is the inscription around the edge that reads “Assembled in Great Britain”, which is something the British Watchmakers’ Day is celebrating.

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

The inaugural Watchmakers’ Day is taking place on March 9th at Lindley Hall (Royal Horticultural Halls) in Westminster and is being organised by the British Alliance of Watch and Clock Makers. In support of the occasion many watch brands in attendance are producing special limited edition or unique pieces that are only available at the event, such as the Christopher Ward Bel Canto 9324 and Duckworth Prestex No.1 Series.

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day Limited Edition

Studio Underd0g 02Series The British Watchmakers’ Day with original strap

With regards to the Studio Underd0g offering, it’s limited to 25 pieces at a price of £800, available exclusively at the event. I think this is up there as the best looking 02Series to date, which is quite surprising given how little has changed compared to the existing models. It just goes to show that small changes make a big difference.

Price and Specs:

Model: Studio Underd0g 02Series Field Watch The British Watchmakers Day Limted Edition
Ref: 02BEBR-O
Case: 37mm diameter x 12mm thickness, stainless steel
Dial: White sandwich dial with full lume
Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
Movement: Sellita calibre SW210-1, manual winding
Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42h
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: Brown leather by The Strap Tailor with additional green NATO fabric strap (pictured with a Jean Rousseau classic goat strap)
Price: £800, limited to 25 pieces

More details at Studio Underd0g.

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.