It’s been two years since we first introduced Rossling & Co. and the three brothers behind the brand here on worn&wound. Their first watch, a simple and clean time-only quartz watch, was a massive success on Kickstarter, with the campaign being funded in full in just one day. The brand returned a year later with another successful Kickstarter project, this time with an update to their first model, adding an automatic movement to the lineup. Now, Rossling & Co. are back once again with a new automatic model, the Metropolitan. With its restrained mid-century styling, the Metropoltican series may very well be Rossling & Co.’s best offering yet.
Right out of the gate the Metropolitan has a lot going for it. The dials feature applied polished indices for the hours and a printed minutes track. The dials are available in black and white variants (both painted with enamel), as well as a sunburst blue variant. Silver leaf hands are paired with the blue and black dials, and blued hands with the white. There are two distinct styles in the Metropolitan collection: an open-heart with a cutout on the dial above 6 o’clock exposing the movement, and a date version with an aperture right above 6. Both variants contain simple text on the dial below 12 o’clock: the “Rossling & Co.” logo and “Automatic.”