The original Type 20 was created as a pioneering flight instrument for the French Air Force and Naval Aviation personnel in the 1950s.
This is UNDONE’s contemporary and customizable commemoration of the Type 20: an embodiment of the intrepidness and innovation that propelled aviation to new heights this past century.
For aircraft instruments, strength, weight and balance are crucial factors. Type 20 is constructed from 316L stainless steel, and weighs in at just 52 grams. It’s light, agile, and nimble, with great body rigidity for those daily knocks and bumps.
Perfected for everyday wear, indoors or outdoors, Type 20 is built on the chassis of our best-selling Urban range. A sleek, well-balanced presence at 41.5mm in diameter and 12.5mm thick. Lug-to-lug length is 48.5mm and lug width 20mm, allowing it to wrap comfortably around your wrist.
Classic body, modern engines - Type 20 is powered by the industry-trusted Seiko VK64, a hybrid mecha-quartz movement that couples the heritage of a mechanical 60-minute sweeping flyback chronograph with the low-maintenance reliability and precision of quartz.
Legibility is key within the dimly lit confines of a cockpit. Larger sub-dials and contrasting hands give a nod to the iconic look of the watch that inspired our Type 20.
Providing pilots with better grip for rotation - the coin-edged bezel, without doubt one of the aesthetically defining features of certain vintage aviation watches.
Attempting to set the time while wearing thick leather gloves proved no easy task for navigators. The tactile diamond crown has since become a staple feature of many flight-worthy timepieces.
A revival of the time-honored Type 20 prototype. True to its name, the “Classic” boasts the defining look of the original watch - black dial background with black sub-dials and vintage lumed numerals.
Flaunting a sportier appearance, the Type 20 “Panda” design harks back to the 1960s and 70s. Its white background contrasts boldly with black numerals and black sub-dials for enhanced readability.
A unique, 21st-century interpretation of the first Type 20.
Dim the lights and prepare for takeoff. The centre console houses two large, white sub-dials surrounded by blue numerals; they glow sky blue under low-light conditions.
All of this is encased in a stealthy, satin black PVD case and buckled up on a black cordura strap. Type 20 Special Edition comes exclusively with a secondary strap: the black NATO.
Fasten your seatbelts. You don’t want to miss this one!
Type 20’s stainless steel case comes in two choices: silver; or, for those who prefer to play it down, satin black. The latter is thanks to an application of PVD coating, so you can fly under the radar.
The customizer offers a carefully curated selection of 15 different straps in multiple colors, textures and materials to suit the visage and vibe of the Type 20. All are fitted with quick-release technology for easy interchange.
Pick from a trinity of Type 20 dials. The Classic and Panda: both inspired by the original and racing era of watchmaking; the Special Edition: a marriage of soft, white sub-dials with sky blue numerals - a union of classic styling and contemporary coloring.
|The Hardware||Stainless steel case with bezel is 41.5mm in width, excluding crown. Thickness measures 12.5 including hardened domed K1 crystal. The watch is tested for 30m / 3 bar water resistance.|
|The Straps||For the “Classic” and “Panda” - your pick out of 14 interchangeable 20mm quick-release straps. For the Special Edition, you get two - a black cordura, plus an exclusive black Nato strap.|
|The Packaging||A grey, snap-fastened fabric box with pull-out capsule. Your Type 20 rests snugly inside, next to a separate bed made for an additional strap.|
|Shipping & Returns||All UNDONE watches come with free worldwide shipping and one year warranty. Our 14-day return policy applies to all watches except those with personalized parts such as engravings and prints.|