New York, NY (July 25, 2023) — Massena LAB is proud to announce its latest release, as well as its first creative partnership with Revolution Magazine: the Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949, a Swiss-made chronograph with a glossy black dial, vintage styling, and an eyecatching, luminous Roman numeral sector track.
The collaboration between Massena LAB and Revolution was born out of a friendship— that between William Massena, founder of Massena LAB, and Wei Koh, founder of Revolution—and of their mutual appreciation of vintage watches, especially stainless steel chronographs from the mid-century. Vintage-enthusiasts and connoisseurs will observe that the dial of the Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949 is inspired by one such watch: a completely unobtainable pièce unique dating to 1949.
The most striking feature of the dial of the Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949 is its raised, luminous sector track with Roman numerals and generous lume. The colour of the SuperLumi-Nova was developed specifically for this dial, and while it is an exact colour match to the vintage model, its glow is far brighter. The hour and minute hands are blued steel and filled with this same lume, while the chronograph hand and subdial hands are white, matching the dial’s indices and tachymeter.
The stainless steel case Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949 has a diameter of 39mm, and a thickness of 13, including its crystal. The anti-scratch acrylic crystal is produced in Switzerland by Kyburz et Cie and is faithful to the vintage styling of the Uni-Racer 1949. Engraved on its closed case back: the M LAB signature within the Revolution signature star logo. Each watch is engraved “One of 120”.
The watch within the Uni-Racer 1949 is the Swiss-made, hand-wound Sellita calibre SW510 M Elaboré, with 58 hours of power reserve and a 4Hz vibrational rate.
The watch will be delivered in a Massena LAB Uni-Racer box, with an instruction manual and a Massena LAB NFC card.
The watch will be available for purchase on Friday, July 28 at 10:00am EDT / 10:00pm SGT exclusively at www.revolutionwatch.com. The Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949 will be priced at US $3,750 and is a limited-edition of 120 pieces.
Massena LAB x Revolution Uni-Racer 1949 Technical Specifications
Limited to 120 pieces – US $3,750.
- Hours, minutes, small seconds, c
- Sellita calibre SW510 Elaboré.
- 28,800 half oscillations per hour (4Hz),
- Power reserve of 58 hours,
- 23 jewels.
- 316L stainless steel.
- Dimensions: 39mm case; thickness:13mm including its crystal.
- Crystal: Acrylic crystal with engraved logo and anti-scratch treatment made by Kyburz Cie in Switzerland.
- Case back: Closed, stainless steel case back with circular graining and “One of 120” engraving. M LAB signature and Revolution star logo.
- Glossy black dial with a luminous setter dial filled with Super-LumiNova.
- Blued steel hour and minute hands filled with Super-LumiNova.
- “Base 1000” tachymeter.
- Black deerskin, made in Italy with Massena LAB stainless steel buckle.
- Lug Width: 20mm.
About Massena LAB
Massena LAB, founded by William Massena, is a creative horological studio that designs, develops, and produces timepieces, often in collaboration with respected watchmakers from around the world. Massena LAB exists to be a reference point of horological culture and to play an integral part in its constant evolution, using elements of style from the past to enhance the future of watchmaking. It aims to create and nurture a community of informed watch enthusiasts with a passion for novel timepieces from independent watchmakers. The “LAB” in Massena LAB is a combination of two words: “laboratory,” for our willingness to experiment and our embrace of new ideas, and “collaboration,” for our fruitful, long-standing relationships with our partner brands.