For William Massena's latest release, the watch industry vet and collector has created an all-new from the ground-up design called the Uni-Racer. Inspired by the Universal Genève Uni-Compax that was available from 1963-1965, the watch has been in development since 2017 and has gone through a careful design process to create the perfect modern interpretation of the watch known as "The Big Eye" for its oversized right subdial.
The watch applies elements informed by vintage examples and ex-Universal Genève employees, who helped confirm details such as the vertical case finishing used on the original watches. The completed watch is one that looks as if it time traveled from the 60s with its classic design that features a 39mm stainless steel case, a chronograph dial with a "Big Eye" subdial, and a Sellita SW510 M manually-wound movement with a 58-hour power reserve.
Only 400 Uni-Racers will be produced and will only be available at The Hodinkee Shop and Massena LAB's online store.