Hear ye, hear ye — everyone’s fave boutique French watch brand is back with new wares! Baltic’s handwound Bicompax and automatic HMS three-handers are perennial favorites here at GP, and we’re thrilled to show you the brand’s newest versions.
Each is available in three new colors (black, blue and silver) and adds a touch of Art Deco to Baltic’s 1940s aesthetic: the watches now feature a stepped, brushed chapter ring for numerals 1-12 along with a central matte inner dial. The stepped look of the dial matches well the watches’ stepped cases, a hallmark of 1940s case design and a standout feature of Baltic’s first two timepieces.
The cases themselves are otherwise unchanged from those of the original Bicompax and HMS 001: both are stainless steel, 38mm in diameter by 12mm and 47mm lug to lug. Baltic has upgraded the strap choices to seven new leather options, each of which is produced by a company near Besançon, the historical heart of French watchmaking. (You can also purchase each watch on a steel beads-of-rice bracelet.)
The Bicompax chronograph is powered by the Seagull ST19 handwound movement, while the HMS is powered by the Miyota 821A automatic. Each watch ships in handsome cork box packaging directly from the brand. Best of all, pricing remains the same as that of the original Mk1 models: ~$639 for the chronograph and ~$393 for the three-hander.
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