Generation 1986

The New Blacked-Out Watch from Swatch and Hodinkee Is Their Best Collaboration Yet


November 21, 2019 Watches By

Hodinkee’s collaborations with Swatch have thus far yielded two fun, affordable watches for everyday wear: the Vintage 84 and the Blue Edition, both powered by the Sistem 51 automatic movement and priced under $200. However their new project, announced today, may be their most versatile and attractive to date.

Inspired by the 1986 Emerald Diver, which featured a green case, fixed bezel, day-date indicator, black dial and a mixture of yellow and green markers, the Generation 1986 is an updated version featuring an all-black 42mm plastic case and similar hour and minute markers with a date indicator at 6 o’clock.

Powered by the automatic Sistem 51 movement with Nivachron hairspring, featuring Swatch Glo lume and water-resistant to an impressive 300m, the Generation 1986 ships on a black silicone strap and is available starting today from Hodinkee’s shop, Swatch’s website, and Swatch’s Times Square Flagship in NYC for $170.

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