A new Batman watch with the coolest name ever: here's Quantum

'cause anyone can be a hero, yo

I apologize for interrupting your morning coffee with a mishmash of popular fictional characters but I want to talk about Batman, starting with...007. I bring this up because I think that Quantum of Solace, the 22nd Bond film released in 2008, has one of the best movie titles of all time, chiefly because it includes the word 'Quantum'.

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Quantum is a word that's almost always only used in physics but it sounds cool, majestic. It sounds indisputable. "I reckon the the Ferrari F50 is better than the Ferrari F40" "There's not a quantum of truth in what you just said". That's it. End of conversation.

I apologize for interrupting your morning coffee with this rather long preamble but I did it because custom watch specialist Undone has just unveiled a brand new Batman watch called, yup, 'Quantum'.

The Quantum is essentially the third iteration of what is now becoming a series of watches dedicated to Batman. Undone released the Batman 80th Anniversary about a year ago and it was sold out within days which is why they made another one, a couple of weeks later, and then another one, which is the one you see here.

The Quantum (the name actually takes its inspiration from the Quantum radar) is powered by a Seiko cal. NH35A automatic movement, housed in a (sandblasted) Grade II Titanium alloy case, 47 mm in diameter, with scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel inserts. The quantum radar/sonar concept is actually incorporated in the dial because when it goes dark, the lume illuminates to showcase a radar with icy blue luminous hands. Brilliant. The best part about the watch, in my view, is the crown + case combo. The crown features a debossed Batman logo, which is expected, but then you notice that the case also resembles the shape of the Batman insignia.

The dial is also semi-transparent, which allows you to catch a glimpse of the NH35A heart beating underneath, and it comes with military-style indices inspired by the exhaust tips of the Batmobile's jet and there's the yellow date indicator wheel, a nod to the original Batman's oval insignia.

The watch is available in two different variants. The Quantum Silver ($650) and the Quantum Black ($799), limited to 500 pieces, which is finished in something called DLC, diamond-like-carbon.

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