Today Hodinkee and Swatch debuted their third collaborative timepiece, the Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986.

The design inspiration came from Swatch’s 1986 Emerald Diver which features an electric green case and fixed bezel, paired with a black dial, a mix of yellow and red markers, shovel hands, and a day-date indicator at three o’clock.

Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 wristshot
Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 wristshot

Presented in a modern 42 mm x 13.9 mm black plastic case and caseback, instead of green, along with a black silicone strap, the color will appeal to a wider range of consumers. Additionally, the hands are thinner, in a baton-shape, and the date window has been moved to six o’clock, and the day indicator has been removed altogether. The hands and markers are luminous.

Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986
Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986

What remained from the original Emerald Diver are the hour markers which are a mix of colors (red and cream) and shapes (triangles, rectangles, circles). 

Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986
Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986

The movement (automatic caliber Sistem51) drives hours, minutes, seconds, date functions, features a Nivachron hairspring, and visible through the clear caseback you can see the black-and-gray “Hodinkee” pattern filled with interlocking “H” characters running across the bridges. The power reserve is 90-hours.

Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 caseback
Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 caseback

Comes with a black silicone strap (interlug width is 20 mm) and water-resistance is 300 meters. (Ref. SUTZ406) The Swatch Sistem51 Hodinkee Generation 1986 retails for $170.

Learn more at Hodinkee.

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