Baltic’s Prismic Is A White-Hot Bling Watch (Even If Bling’s Not Your Thing)
— 16 February 2024

Baltic’s Prismic Is A White-Hot Bling Watch (Even If Bling’s Not Your Thing)

— 16 February 2024
Randy Lai
Randy Lai

It seems like Baltic, the increasingly high-profile indie watchmaker from Paris, can do no wrong. After a year of well-received, commercially rock-solid releases, the brand is kicking off 2024 with an entirely new collection: the Baltic Prismic.

Inspired by “geometric shapes and luminous refractions of the prism,” these 36mm Prismics are a pretty big departure from Baltic’s usual order of operations.

The brand is better known for its dive watches and vintage-inspired chronographs, but this collection gives enthusiasts yet another way to play; with its most intricately finished and visually specific run of timepieces yet.

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Even from the press images, you can immediately tell that these Prismic watches are a substantial departure in terms of colour alone. Available with purple, green, salmon, and greyish-blue dials, these tones serve as a prismatic springboard for the many features and design cues that you can see playing out.

The centered part is executed with a guilloché motif, and as your eye moves outward, you’ll catch sight of the radial brushed sector containing eight very interesting pyramid-shape indices. There are no precious gems in sight (at this price point, why would there be?) yet the array of metal finishes — variously consisting of engine-turning, polishing and chamfering — lend these Prismic watches a touch of icy extravagance.

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Collectors can choose to purchase these new Prismics on bracelets and/or leather straps; and even here it’s worth stopping to reflect. Somewhere between a mesh and beads-of-rice construction, the bracelets are in fact a serial reproduction of the style that was utilised for Baltic’s experimental perpetual calendar (released at Only Watch 2023).

Rounding out the stats deck is the watch’s movement: an ETA Peseux 7001, to which Baltic has applied its “top finishing.” One of the thinnest pre-fab Swiss movements available on the market, the Peseux 7001 solidifies the Prismic’s angle as an affordable dress watch with a radical design.

Baltic is already taking pre-orders for all four models and shall continue to do so until February 25th. Intriguingly, the first 100 pieces of the grey-blue variant will be numbered — so be sure to get in fast if that’s your sort of thing.

Baltic Prismic

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Randy Lai
Following 6 years in the trenches covering consumer luxury across East Asia, Randy joins Boss Hunting as the team's Commercial Editor. His work has been featured in A Collected Man, M.J. Bale, Soho Home, and the BurdaLuxury portfolio of lifestyle media titles. An ardent watch enthusiast, boozehound and sometimes-menswear dork, drop Randy a line at [email protected].


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