|Price||AU$ 6,363 (= $4,888)|
|Case diameter||47 mm|
For Australian customers cost is A$6,999.00 - Including GST (Aust)
Azimuth SP-1 Mechanique MR ROBOTO MKII MR2 auto watch GMT Retro min. Steel case
Mr. Roboto- The R2 (2nd Generation)
Domo Arigato! Mr. Roboto R2!
Witness the evolution of Mr. Roboto as he morphs into a new machine with bolder design cues!
A unique timepiece that transcends time, the 2nd generation Mr. Roboto, named R2 aims to revive the passion of the tin robot generation of enthusiasts and enduring science fiction lovers.
At the first glance, the features of R2 are unmistakable; it boasts an aesthetic upgrade with 3D eyes and a robot’s mouth that reveals the depths of the complications within its machinery system. Sporting a robust steel body which is larger than its predecessors, the R2 feels sturdier and more substantial on one’s wrist.
Inspired by the Golden Robot of the 1950s, Azimuth’s designers once again defy conventions to prove that a timepiece’s practical functionality does not have to take a back seat to aesthetic visual designs. Witness the perfect marriage of ingenious design and user-friendly functions, where the enlarged left eye shows the hour register while the right eye the GMT indication. The mouth displays a retrograde minute counter.
The high quality 316L stainless steel case retains its hardy block form with a warm touch of beveled edges at the sides of the tonneau shaped timepiece. For those with a preference for high-tech materials, another version of R2 comes with a forged carbon mid-case, which reinforces the philosophy that tradition and modernity do agree with each other… at times.
Also for the first time, the R2 is hooked-up with a brand new heart; an Azimuth developed movement beating at a heart-rate of 28,800 vph. It has a mystery sapphire automatic rotor that is enlarged to ensure that the R2’s power reserve is ramped up fast to its peak efficiency to perform its robotic task of precision time recording.
Caution- with the R2’s strong visual cues, it’s no wonder that one cannot help but gaze at time more often than required.
Movement: Azimuth calibre 1500.2, modified automatic winding, 28,800 beats per minute
Functions: hours register, GMT, retrograde minutes
Case: 316L stainless steel, 47.5 mm width x 55 mm length, water resistant 3 ATM
Band: 24 mm perforated calf strap with folding clasp