Azimuth's Mr Roboto - Tribute to Tin Robot Generation

Mar 31, 2008
Mr Roboto has been inspired by the World's First tin robot concept introduced in the 1950s. If you feel nostalgic about the vintage tin robot era, Mr Roboto will no doubt greatly appeal to you. The timepiece pays tribute to the passion of the tin-robot-generation fans and science fiction lovers.

In the 1950s, the world witnessed the appearance of a great number of battery-operated tin robots originally developed in Japan. The whimsical toys fascinated the imagination of kids and grown-ups worldwide, demonstrating notions of human behavior, flying sparks and mechanical gestures. Almost 50 years later, tin robots have become highly demanded among collectors.

The design of Mr Roboto created by Azimuth will remind you of the Lantern Robot of the 1950s. The one-of-a-kind timepiece has smartly combined irresistible visual appeal with practical functionality, meaning it features ingenious design and user-friendly functions. Mr Roboto will no doubt cause a lot of buzz at Baselworld 2008.

Mr Roboto watch is much alike a vintage tin robotic spaceman. The left 'eye' is the hour register, while the right 'eye' features the GMT indication. The 'nose-mouth' region represents the seconds and retrograde minutes placements. Mr Roboto is equipped with a modified automatic ETA 2836-2 movement.

The robust case of the tonneau-shaped timepiece is produced from hardy 316L stainless steel blocks with a touch of bevelled edges at the sides. It guarantees 50-meter water-resistance.

True to the name 'Azimuth', meaning route taken by a traveler, the Azimuth's hallmark creation is a new addition to the Mecha-1 BMF Collection of watches created as a unique mixture of avant-garde design and industrial machismo.

Mr Roboto watch is expected to be available from September 2008 at the retail price of about 4,800.00 Swiss Francs (4,800 dollars).

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