New Releases Watches

Undone Lean into Retro Nostalgia with New Vintage Salmon Wristwatch

Undone Vintage Salmon

Undone are a brand known for their philosophy that every watch collector should be able to find their perfect timepiece. For that reason they offer diverse customisation options as well as fun and quirky collaborations that serve unique niches, such as the Dark Knight Retrospective. However, they also create homages to iconic vintage watchmaking with the latest example being the new Undone Vintage Salmon.

It’s a bicompax chronograph with a salmon pink dial. Nowadays the term ‘salmon dial’ applies to practically any watch with a rose gold dial, but historically that wasn’t the case. The term was only used for watches that had rose gold coloured dials with white metal cases and did not apply to tone on tone watches with rose gold cases, which was the dominant combination.

Undone Vintage Salmon

The contrast between white gold or steel cases compared to the pink dial visually represents the skin and meat of the titular fish. It might sound bizarre but in a world with the Rolex Hulk and Pepsi, it’s not the strangest naming convention.

Undone’s Vintage Salmon is therefore a true salmon watch, pairing the pink dial with a 40mm stainless steel case. Stylistically the case is based on the Urban design, with an understated round design, relatively straight lugs and classy pushers flanking a wide, knurled crown.

Undone Vintage Salmon

The signature salmon dial features a vertically brushed finish and is accented by the pair of subdials on either side of the central hand stack. Those subdials are a 24-hour scale and small seconds. What’s particularly nice about the dial is the inclusion of Breguet numerals, a typography developed by the legendary watchmaker Abraham Louis Breguet. It adds a sense of retro nostalgia to the piece, which is totally in keeping with recent watchmaking trends.

Undone Vintage Salmon

Under the surface and visible through the display caseback is the calibre TMI VK64 meca-quartz movement with flyback chronograph. Meca-quartz is a hybrid style of calibre that uses a quartz system to power mechanical functions. It’s a solid halfway compromise between accessibility and the prestige of mechanical watches. Which means the Undone Vintage Salmon is just £297, sitting squarely in the middle of Undone’s price range.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Undone Vintage Salmon
  • Case/dial: 40mm diameter x 12.7mm height, stainless steel case, salmon pink dial with tachymeter
  • Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)
  • Movement: Japanese TMIVK64 Mechanical-Quartz Hybrid Flyback Chronograph
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 24 hour subdial, 60 second subdial
  • Strap: Brown leather
  • Price/availability: £297

More details at Undone.

About the author

Michael Sonsino

As Junior Content Producer 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. While a relative newcomer to the magazine, he's nonetheless a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get the latest watch and luxury lifestyle news straight to your inbox