Lake Erie Monster Timepiece – Shinola’s First Ever Dive Watch
Named after the unidentified creature first spotted in 1783, the Shinola Lake Erie Monster Timepiece celebrates the Great Lakes as well as the explorers, sailors, pioneers and divers who have spent centuries discovering the wonders of the US’s largest fresh water lakes. The brand’s first dive watch is also their first to utilise an automatic movement.
The Lake Erie Monster Limited-Edition Timepiece by Shinola honours the natural beauty of the Great Lakes in Northern America. Machined from 316L stainless steel, the 43mm case is inspired by the elegant lines of classic sailing ships and their movement through the water.
The watch is Shinola’s first dive watch, and can reach depths of up to 1000 feet (30ATM). It features a double dome sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic insert and a black enamel dial. Super Luminova indexes allow for maximum visibility, while the diver down flag is represented at 12 o’clock.
The timepiece is powered by the Argomatic R-150 automatic movement, which features 25 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve. The movement is manufactured by Ronda in Switzerland, while – like all Shinola products – the watch is assembled in their Detroit factory.
The Lake Erie Monster watch set comes on a stainless steel three-link bracelet and includes an interchangeable black rubber dive strap and a black fabric strap. Other features include a unique caseback which illustrates the Lake Erie Monster with a genuine blue sapphire eye.
Limited to just 500 timepieces, the limited edition Shinola Lake Erie Monster Timepiece is set to retail for £2,200 in December and includes a Princeton Tech diver’s flashlight and a diver’s map of the Great Lakes. Head over to the Shinola Website for more details.