Swatch Group has introduced a revolutionary mechanical watch – the Swatch Sistem51. It’s a Swiss automatic watch that that uses 51 individual parts and is held together with one screw. This is at least half the number of parts for a typical mechanical movement – and all of those use a lot more than one screw.
The build process is also revolutionary – it is built in 5 modules – all held together with one central screw – and they are assembled on a fully automated production line. There’s no human adjustment to the watch before it is hermetically sealed in the case. This is also unheard of – up until now – in the world of Swiss mechanical watch movements.
The other unique feature is that the watch will run for 90 hours after it is worn and “charged” through the self winding mechanism. This is about double the amount of time that a typical mechanical watch will last without wearing it.
Some articles are calling this the anti Apple Watch. Not everyone wants the technology of the Apple watch – or wants to spend $350 and up for a watch. The Sistem51 is a new technology – revolutionary in the mechanical watch world – and has an MSRP of $150. It’s new technology for people who don’t want a mini smartphone on their wrist.
Now – lets look at some of the available models:
Sistem Class – SUTS402 – MSRP $150
I like the blue case and the simple dial with date window on this watch. The blue stitching on the band is also a nice detail. If this is the one for you – go buy it here and it’s 10% off.
Sistem Black – SUTB400 – MSRP $150
This watch reminds me of constellations in the starry night sky – the all black case, band – and then the white dots for markers. The 6 red dots on the face are a trademark of the Sistem 51 movement – representing some of the ruby jewels that are actually used in the movement. These watches are also very interesting on the backside – where you can see inside through the clear back. It will make you want to take it off to show it to your friends. If this starry night inspired model is the one for your wrist – you can purchase it for less than MSRP – by clicking here.
Sistem Navy – SUTN400 – MSRP $150
The white face on this watch really stands out against the dark blue case and band. I like the simple and easy to read numbers and date on the face. This one has the classic smooth watch case and band that Swatch is known for – and the back has the see through case to see the movement. This is a great classic looking watch – and if you want to have one just click here.
Here’s a little bonus part of the review. I usually talk only about men’s watches – but my wife saw these and commented specifically on the next one. So – if you’re looking for a women’s model – for your wife or girlfriend – or maybe you’re a women here shopping for the man in your life – check out the next watch.
Sistem White – SUTW400 – MSRP $150
This watch is interesting – because it’s very white – but also colorful at the same time. There’s enough color on the hands and the various dots on the face to make it interesting. The movement as seen through the back is also full of color – so you can take it off and show off the backside too. If you want this watch – as a gift for someone – or for yourself – you can find it here at 25% off MSRP.
If you’re interested in reading about some other Swatch models – check out my review – Swatch Watches for Men
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