What do Unimatic and Automobili Amos have in common? Well for starters, they fully embrace being Italian made. They also draw inspiration from classic vintage design and have created their very own thing by combining their passion for vintage mechanical objects with a contemporary design approach and use of modern materials. We’re all familiar with how Unimatic does this with their sleek and minimally designed range of tool watches which take cues from iconic mid century dive watches. Comparatively, Automobili Amos does so by restoring 80’s rally cars such as the Lancia Delta Integrale and adding their distinct style, unique colorways and integrating modern parts and technology. Today, the two Italian brands link up to release a pair of limited edition watches with the UT4-AA and UT4-AA2.
The UT4-AA and UT4-AA2 are similar in appearance at first glance. Both take after the Unimatic Modello Quattro sporting the distinct monoblock fixed bezel and minimal dial layout with the horizontal rectangular marker at six which has become somewhat of a calling card for the Italian watch brand. The stainless steel case gets the sandblasted treatment and is dressed in a gunmetal coating. The Super-Luminova C3 filled markers and ladder hands have that pale green tinge to them and harmoniously accompanies the matte green dial which Automobili Amos calls a “Brinzio Green” named after a small Italian town northwest of Milan.