Milan-based watch brand UNIMATIC extends its support to FAI — Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano (the National Trust for Italy) – by launching a dedicated watch: the Modello Uno U1S-FAI.
FAI is a non-profit foundation established in 1975 with the aim of protecting and enhancing Italy’s historical, artistic and landscape heritage. Thanks to FAI efforts, Italy has seen many of its beautiful sites saved from neglect, restored, promoted and opened to the public.
Modello Uno U1S-FAI is UNIMATIC’s pledge to support FAI and stand by its threefold mission to safeguard Italy’s heritage; to promote education, appreciation, awareness and enjoyment of Italy’s environment, landscape and artistic heritage; as well as to monitor the protection of Italy’s natural and cultural assets.
The slim Modello Uno U1S-FAI is a Made in Italy professional diving watch that belongs to a limited edition of 200 individually numbered pieces. This timepiece is powered by the Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement.
The Uno U1S-FAI watch features a galvanic black dive dial with markers in Super-LumiNova® C1 white lume, which are accurately painted by hand on every piece, which is chosen to pay homage to traditional watchmaking and Italian craftsmanship, as opposed to the standard silkscreening or pad printing application.
The markers in Super-LumiNova® match the raised lume dot of the FAI green aluminium minimal insert that is placed within the 120 clicks mono-directional bezel.
The solid 316 brushed stainless steel case, the ‘UNIMATIC sostiene FAI’ screwed-in caseback, the 8 mm diameter crown, together with the 2.5mm thick double domed sapphire, are all set to guarantee the 30 atm (300m/1,000ft) water resistance to which each watch is individually tested, along with time accuracy.
The Uno U1S-FAI watch comes on a black two-piece calf leather strap, and it features a spare FAI green NATO strap with a FAI orange nylon keeper. In the tough case, together with the watch, spare strap and UNIMATIC warranty card with unique ID seal, one will also find a FAI Membership card.
This card offers a long list of benefits, such as free entry to FAI Properties in Italy as well as properties of the National Trust of England and Wales, Jersey, Scotland and Australia. This membership includes the owner into the community of lovers of Italian art and beauty, who take concrete action for the protection of Italian heritage.
The new U1S-FAI is available for 1,050E UR excl. vat.
Model: Unimatic Modello Uno U1S-FAI
Material: 316L stainless steel
Case finishing: Brushed finish
Lug width: 22mm
Bezel: 120 clicks mono-directional safety bezel
Bezel insert: FAI green aluminium minimal insert with raised lume dot
Case-back: “Unimatic sostiene FAI” screw-down caseback
Crown: Alchemical Sun ☉ 8mm screw-down
2.5mm thick double domed sapphire glass with inner side anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 300m = 1000ft = 30atm WR
Galvanic black dial
Galvanic screen negative silver closed second rail and dial trims
Hand-applied Super-LumiNova® C1 white
Matte black ladder phantom H+M, reverse lollipop S, Super-LumiNova® C1 white
Automatic calibre Sellita SW200-1
Frequency: 28,800 bph
Hacking seconds hand
Self-winding/ manual winding
Accuracy: +/- 12 sec/day up to +/-30 sec/day
Power reserve: 38h
Antimagnetic: 4800 A/m
Black two-piece calf leather strap, stainless steel brushed hardware signed Unimatic
FAI green nato strap with FAI orange nylon keeper, stainless steel brushed hardware signed Unimatic
Unimatic tough case, warranty card with unique ID seal, FAI Membership card
Made in Italy
Individually numbered, limited edition of 200 pieces
2 years warranty