UNDONE offers exclusive personalized watch models and Popeye diving watches have been at the forefront of all. After giving us playful colorful iterations of the cartoon man sailor, UNDONE launched a Monochrome series concept led by two new UNDONE Popeye Mono and UNDONE Brutus Mono watches that should appeal to spinach lovers and watch enthusiasts alike.
With their stunning designs, these two watches pay homage to the cartoon character they evoke like never before. This is also partly because the new watches are part of the brand’s most exclusive series and come in a highly detailed and intriguing black and white layout of the existing design.
The housing and the layout
The new and stylish limited editions Popeye Mono and Brutus Mono both arrive in a matte black DLC coated 316L stainless steel case. While the Brutus Mono, as you might expect, is the more daring of the two, it comes in a 43mm case and is 16.5mm thick. Reminiscent of traditional diver’s watches, the beefier Brutus Mono features slightly raised polished numerals on its diver’s bezel.
On the contrary, the Popeye Mono is a smaller and slimmer watch, but it shares the design language with the Brutus Mono. The desirable watch is only 40mm wide and is distinguished by its bidirectional rotating bezel with zirconia ceramic insert. The Popeye Mono comes with a signed wallpaper with a frosted effect to allow a slight glimpse of the watch movement inside.
The printed diving indices are white on a grained matte gray dial. Popeye and Brutus sit gracefully on the dial – in their individual iterations – with their comically muscular arms serving as functional hour and minute hands.
Both watches are powered by the Seiko NH35A automatic movement beating at 21,600 bph and providing the watches with a 42-hour power reserve. The UNDONE Brutus Mono comes on a black rubber strap while the Popeye Mono is paired with an oyster style strap covered with black DLC in 316L stainless steel. As diving watches, both have variations in water resistance levels.
The Brutus Mono is waterproof to 300m, while the Popeye Mono is limited to 100m. The watches are limited to 100 and 300 copies of UNDONE Brutus Mono and UNDONE Popeye Mono priced at $ 599 and $ 699 respectively.