LIMITED EDITION

Blue Roulette

The MR01 Blue Roulette; a watch inspired by vintage classics retold in a contemporary narrative. This new release is limited to just 300 watches.

£500.00 (excl. VAT) - Sold Out

"We are very delighted to work with A Collected Man on this collaboration as we share common values, such as the quest for aesthetics and the dedication to vintage watch culture."

Etienne Malec, Founder of Baltic

"We’ve always admired Baltic’s amazing value proposition. Great taste married with accessible horology. We're delighted to be working together."

Silas Walton, Founder of A Collected Man

DESIGNED IN LONDON AND PARIS

We sat down with Baltic’s Founder, Etienne Malec, and Creative Director, Jas Rewkiewicz to discuss the inspiration behind the new model and its finer details.

Based in Paris and London respectively - both cities steeped in style, culture and horological history - they talk about the vintage watches that inspired the MR01 Blue Roulette and the design process behind it.

Discover the inspiration and details that modernise it, along what we love most about the watch.

Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch

"With a lot of modern watches, the dials are very flat. We were inspired by old sector dials, with multiple layers and textures. A lot of the modern versions play off a very similar design but the roulette is very different in that way. It feels like something you discover when you’re already into sector dials which is super fun and interesting."

Jas Rewkiewicz, Designer
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch

IN DETAIL

Drawing inspiration from early mid-century dress watches - in particular the Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 96 - the Blue Roulette pays subtle homage to this era. It’s made from brushed and polished stainless steel with a 30-metre water resistance. A watch to be worn for the entire day, with both the clarity of thoughtful design and the advantages of modern construction.
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch

The roulette dial revisits an aesthetic from the past, but in a contemporary, bold blue. It has an uncommon configuration and scale of numerals that gives the watch a unique aesthetic. The dial construction plays with levels and texture; from the contrasting polished rings stepping down to a subtle grain on the base, reminiscent of some of our favourite neo-vintage watches.

Look closely at the numerals and discover the typographic calling cards often highlighted by collectors; serif details, a flat four and curved open six. The indications are a warm off-white, paired with sharp dauphine hands.
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch

"Take the flat four, originally designed for optical clarity back in the day when printing techniques were not precise. It has now sadly disappeared from modern typography so we developed this font exclusively for this watch, to add in details that matter to us."

Jas Rewkiewicz, Designer
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch

The case comes in a three-part construction with a mix of brushed and polished components, offering a muted, almost utilitarian feel that instantly modernises it. The widely spaced and downward sloping lugs create a strong presence despite its 36mm size and slim crown. With a slightly raised crystal adding depth, it balances the polished screw-down ring holding the display caseback.

A Closer Look

Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch
Baltic for A Collected Man MR01 Blue Roulette Limited Edition watch

Powered by the micro-rotor movement found across Baltic’s MR01 range, it keeps the profile of the finished watch slim (9.9mm) whilst ensuring it maintains a power reserve of 42 hours.

Worth knowing

How can I be notified when the MR01 Blue Roulette is available? Is it possible to pre-order it?

The watch will be available from 14:00 BST on Wednesday, 21st September, 2022. It is not possible to order it in advance.

You can sign-up to our newsletter, if you would like to be notified as soon as the watch is released.

Is the MR01 Blue Roulette by Baltic for A Collected Man available anywhere else? How can I buy it?

The MR01 Blue Roulette is exclusively available through A Collected Man.
Please note that the watch is not reserved in your bag, until the checkout process is completed.

Will UK sales tax be applied? Can this be reimbursed if shipped internationally?

Buyers from the UK will have 20% VAT added at the checkout.
International purchases will be subject to local import duties and taxes. Please note that these charges are the responsibility of the buyer.

What payment methods do you accept?

At this time, we are only able to accept payment by Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, through the online checkout process.

When will the watch be shipped? Can I collect the watch in person?

All orders will be shipped at the beginning of October, and will require a shipping address. We offer fully insured, complimentary shipping worldwide. Please note that local import duties and customs charges are the responsibility of the buyer. 

Does the watch come with a warranty?

The MR01 Blue Roulette comes with a 24-month warranty through Baltic. For warranty-related concerns, buyers will need to contact BALTIC directly.

Can I choose the individual case number of my watch?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate requests for case numbers.

Can I choose a different strap?

The watch comes on a taupe Baltic strap. It is not possible to choose a different strap.

However, other compatible straps are available through Baltic directly and you can see our collection of 20 x 16 mm straps, for additional options.

Can I return the watch?

Yes you can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you. To find out more about the steps you need to take if you wish to return a watch to us, visit our FAQ page here.