October has arrived, which means Halloween is right around the corner. In order to celebrate, aBlogtoWatch is giving away a suitably costumed watch. One lucky community member will receive this Out of Order Swiss Blue Automatico watch, combining classic diver cues with a playful, heavily worn aesthetic. With a one of a kind distressed look and a sturdy STP 1-11 automatic movement, this is a must for any patina enthusiast.
While the 44mm form of the Out of Order Swiss Blue Automatico is a pure classic dive watch, with wide athletic lugs, prominent crown guards, and an iconically styled coin-edged dive bezel, the stainless steel finish is like nothing else on the market. Much like fashionable denim that’s been faded and torn before wearing, Out of Order is dedicated to the look and feel of a heavily worn, patinated vintage watch straight from the factory. The brand’s proprietary aging process ensures no two Swiss Blue Automatico models are exactly alike, with a unique pattern of scratches, wear, and discoloration that make this familiar shape a standout on the wrist. Although the look may be worn and vintage, the Swiss Blue Automatico boasts a few hidden modern features, including a sapphire display caseback and a solid 100-meter water resistance.
Like the case, the dial of the Out of Order Swiss Blue Automatico takes familiar forms and distorts them in new and dramatic ways, adding a thick layer of rugged patina along the way. The handset is particularly surprising, combining a broad arrow hours hand with a narrow Mercedes style sword hand for the minutes, while the traditional set of applied diver indices is given new depth with a mix of applied markers and recessed sandwich dial indices. The dial surface itself takes on a cobalt blue degradé finish, with a heavily grained texture that feels broken in over decades right out of the box. One of the Swiss Blue Automatico’s most playful touches comes in the rehaut. Where many brands take this space for showcasing finishing or displaying brand iconography, Out of Order uses this element to dispense some cooking advice, with an engraving that reads “Do not cook spaghetti for more than 8 minutes.”
Out of Order powers the Swiss Blue Automatico with the sturdy STP 1-11 automatic movement. With a 44-hour power reserve and a smooth 28,800 bph beat rate, this is a reliable performer with an impressive level of decoration. Both the movement plates and bridges feature a dynamic perlage finish, while the winding rotor is topped with a Geneva stripe pattern.
Out of Order finishes the Swiss Blue Automatico with a unique jubilee style bracelet in the same distressed 316L stainless steel as the case. With an exaggerated pattern of wear and discoloration, it makes and eye-catching pairing with the watch itself, and is finished with a butterfly deployant clasp. The Out of Order Swiss Blue Automatico carries an MSRP of €629.
To Enter You Must:
- Comment on this post below (on aBlogtoWatch.com, not Facebook, or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required. (If you’ve signed up for the commenting system before, your e-mail should already be in there.) For a chance to win, share in the comments with what you would like to see next from the brand.
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- Wait until the giveaway is over on October 31, 2020, for the winner to be chosen at random. A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non-U.S. entrants may apply, based on sponsor’s policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor’s inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. If you are chosen as a winner, you then have 24 hours to ensure receipt of your full shipping information or an alternative winner will be chosen. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.
Good luck, and thanks to Out of Order, sponsor of the Out of Order Swiss Blue Automatico watch giveaway on aBlogtoWatch!