Inspired by the Prohibition era and the stealth of rumrunners on Michigan waterways, Shinola’s new bronze treatment for their automatic diver is a first for the Detroit-based watchmakers.
The Shinola Bronze ‘Monster’ seeks to transport wearers back to the 1920s with a commanding wrist presence that simultaneously flies under the radar.
Joining a collection of steel dive watches otherwise named after the Great Lakes, the new Monster keeps a low profile with a black dial and a black bezel highlighted with matching bronze numerals.
Housed in its 43mm case is a Sellita SW 200 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve and 300 metres of water resistance.
Given that bronze is both a first for Shinola and still a relatively premium material, the Bronze Monster costs US$200 dearer than its steel original, retailing at US$1,650.