Introducing the Earthform Collection, a Limited Edition Series by Unimatic and Huckberry Inspired by Colors Found in the Natural World

Our friends over at Huckberry are on a bit of a roll. They just teamed up with Timex for an Ironman Flix reissue that gave watch collectors of a certain age a hefty dose of nostalgia when they were least expecting it. And now we get word that they’re working with Unimatic, the Italian watch brand and design house, on a trio of colorful tool watches inspired by, as Unimatic puts it, colors and textures from the natural world. That feels right in line with the Huckberry ethos. They’re a retailer that is clearly bent towards outdoor adventure and a general fascination with cool gear, and the new Earthform Collection seen here slots nicely into their larger catalog. 


What we have here are three iterations of the Unimatic Modello Quattro, which is on the toolier end of Unimatic’s larger collection of tool watches. It’s essentially a Modello Uno (the brand’s dive watch) but with a fixed bezel, sans markings. So we get a highly legible diver-style dial with big plots of lume at the hour markers and a case that’s designed to meet a 300 meter water resistance rating, but without the extra moving piece of a bezel insert. It’s really a distillation of the Unimatic aesthetic, which itself is a distillation of classic sports watch design cues, filtered through a minimalist, Italian sensibility. 

First up is the Sandstone Modello Quattro, which has an orange dial with a fumé-like effect, but instead of fading to a darker tone at the dial’s perimeter, it appears darkest at the top, near 12, and then gets lighter toward 6. The inspiration here is the orange striations of rock formations found in the grand canyon. Next is the Lichen Modello Quattro, which has a gray dial with teal colored accents that is lightly textured, and inspired by lichen that grows throughout Yosemite. Finally, there’s the Redwood Modello Quattro, with a green dial inspired by the Redwood trees found along the west coast of the United States. All watches have rigorously simple dials with open minute tracks at the perimeter and basic, lume filled, fence post handsets. 

The watches in the Earthform Collection are powered by Sellita SW200 movements that provide up to 38 hours of power reserve and run at 28,800 bph. The cases are stainless steel and sandblasted all around for a completely matte finish that fits the general tool watch vibe, and also allows the colorful dials to really take center stage. They measure 40mm across and are 12.4mm tall, with a lug to lug span of 49mm. Each watch is paired with a rubber strap in a color that complements the dial, and they also ship with an additional gray NATO style strap.

Each colorway is limited to just 75 pieces and is individually numbered. The watches are available now via the Huckberry website at a retail price of $1,057. 

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.