Unimatic is returning to their Model 2, or Modello Due, with some very welcome updates, not the least of which is a fully titanium case. As handsome as Unimatic’s field watch has always been, one consistent complaint about the watch has been its size (shape, really) and heft, creating a somewhat awkward experience on the wrist. This latest limited edition collaboration with Lorenzi addresses those issues not only with a lighter material, but also a thinner case. It wasn’t so much the numbers that were problematic, but rather the wearability. The U2S-T-L is a promising step in a new direction for the Model 2, and one that we hope to see more of.
The UNIMATIC x Lorenzi Modello Due ref. U2S-T-L features a deep green dial and keeps the design relatively simple. A horizontal hour bar resides at 6 o’clock, and all branding and labeling is relegated to the bottom half of the dial in favor of a sterile top section. It’s a straightforward design that maximizes legibility through stark white hands and hour plots, all filled with C1 lume.