Just how hot are premium vintage-inspired diver’s watches right now? To find out, scope MAEN Watch’s newest Kickstarter campaign, which has soared nearly 200K over its initial funding goal. Dubbed the Hudson Automatic, the nascent brand’s latest stunner offers a formidable design and bevy of technical features. Powering the piece is Swiss made ETA 2824-2 Automatic movement, alternately known as the ‘workhorse’. Indeed, this baby is built to last and dressed to impress.
Created as an ode to vintage watches, but definitely rolled out in modern fashion, the Hudson Automatic delivers potential owners a range of options. More to the point, you can choose between the standard 38mm case or a newly unveiled 42mm case, as well as a few different models. Along similar lines, both open and closed case-backs are available (offering 10 ATM and 20 ATM, respectively), as are date and no-date versions. Consistent throughout is domed sapphire glass with AR coating, a stainless steel unidirectional bezel with aluminium insert, brushed lugs, custom-designed hands, and C3 SuperLuminova-equipped indicators. Sealing the deal are tasteful accents and a brushed 316L metal, 5-link bracelet.
Brimming with sophistication and functionality, the Hudson Automatic is a brilliant nod to the past and present alike. Back it on Kickstarter to get in on those early bird specials, and then bask in its vintage glory.