Since its inception in 2014, Hong Kong-based brand UNDONE has built its name on offering personalized and personalized watches, many of which feature bright colors and playful designs. The premise of the brand is fun – it’s a breath of fresh air in a hobby that can sometimes feel a bit exclusive or intimidating to newbies and outsiders. Much of the UNDONE collection consists of designs inspired by some of our favorite cartoon and comic book heroes, such as Popeye, Snoopy and Astro Boy. Approaching 100and Disney’s anniversary, UNDONE presents us with two new character watches that feature one of the most famous characters of all: Mickey Mouse. Let’s discover the new Mickey “Fantasia” and Disney “Guess Who’s Back” watches.
Inspired by Walt Disney’s groundbreaking 1940s masterpiece, UNDONE’s Mickey “Fantasia” features Mickey as the famous “sorcerer’s apprentice” character, sporting his signature wizarding cap and robes as he lights up the constellations on your wrist. Fans of the film will no doubt appreciate Mickey’s wizard outfit, as well as the watch’s midnight blue star-marked dial and the film’s instantly recognizable title. The Mickey “Fantasia” look is completed by a textured blue suede strap fitted with a stainless steel pin buckle.
Flip the watch over and you’ll find a blue-tinted caseback with a larger rendering of Mickey Mouse and “Fantasia” signage. Beneath the semi-transparent caseback is Seiko’s VK64 mechanical hybrid quartz chronograph movement. The UNDONE Mickey “Fantasia” is based on the brand’s famous Urban Chronograph, which features a 41.8mm 316L stainless steel case that measures approximately 13.5mm thick. The Urban Chronograph is also distinguished by the added functionality of a 60-minute register and a 24-hour sub-dial.
UNDONE’s second new Mickey watch for 2022, the Disney “Guess Who’s Back”, is perhaps more in line with what watch lovers imagine when they think of a Mickey Mouse watch. Like many Mickey Mouse watches from the mid 20’sand century, the ‘Guess Who’s Back’ features a large rendering of Mickey on the dial, with his arms serving as hour and minute hands.
However, for the first time, Mickey’s back faces outward on the dial, while a rendering of his face and front face is visible against the semi-transparent background. This is a fun and thoughtful twist on the classic Mickey watch aesthetic that is likely to appeal to collectors of vintage Mickey Mouse watches. The piece is fitted with a domed Lexan crystal which distorts the appearance of the dial when viewed from an angle and adds even more personality to the watch.
The “Guess Who’s Back” features a 40mm stainless steel case with mirror polishing, a white dial background and a matte black ceramic bezel insert that gives the watch an urban and sporty vibe and frames the dial nicely. The piece runs on Seiko’s workhorse NH35/70 – an automatic caliber with approximately 41 hours of power reserve. While playful and full of character (pun intended), this one can also double as a sports watch; it has a sufficient water resistance rating of 100 meters.
Overall, the new UNDONE x Disney Mickey Mouse collaborations are fun, well-designed watches that should appeal to watch collectors and Disney fanatics alike. Both items are relatively affordable, with the Mickey “Fantasia” at $480 USD and the Disney “Guess Who’s Back” at $599 USD. Order yours now at CANCELLED.com.
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