A 'Space Jam' watch specifically designed for basketball games
Meet The Space Jam: A New Legacy, Slamdunk and Tune Squad by Undone
Remember the original Space Jam? It was an interesting idea, and a quirky one at that. 25 years ago, Warner Bros. teamed up with NBA stars Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird (among others) and created the most successful animated/comedy crossover and Looney Tunes-based film in Hollywood history and now, in 2021, Warner Bros. has released a sequel starring Looney Tunes characters along with LA Lakers' small forward LeBron James.
Hong Kong-based watch company Undone has just launched a watch collection (named after the film) using Looney Tunes characters (under license) to mark the occasion. They call it 'The Space Jam: A New Legancy "Slamdunk" and "Tune Squad'' and it features Undone's first tonneau case. It is also the first hybrid meca-quartz* watch specifically designed for basketball games.
It features a 60-minute, 5-section counter at the 9 o'clock to indicate the four quarters of the game (12 minutes each), while the fifth section indicates overtime. The collection consists of two pieces. The Slamdunk features James and Bugs Bunny's silhouettes at the 3 and 9, while the Tune Squad features James, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny figurines at the 3, 6 and 9 respectively but the watch is customizable with your favourite Looney Tunes character(s).
The Slamdunk has a black dial with pink accents with the same texture, lines and shapes as a basketball, while the Tune Squad has a semi-transparent dial with orange and white accents revealing the movement underneath. The black DLC 316L stainless steel case (41.80 mm, lug-to-lug 48 mm) is paired with a black bezel with white accents and a double-domed sapphire crystal and it houses a Seiko-sourced TMI VK63 meca-quartz Flyback Chronograph movement with a sweeping central chronograph.
Both watches come with a 22 mm rubber strap and they both retail for $369. The Slamdunk is limited to 300 pieces.
*a meca-quartz movement features a quartz (battery) module, which vibrates at a higher frequency when compared to a 'standard' quartz movement. In a quartz watch, the seconds hand ticks, whereas in a meca-quartz watch, it sweeps