Italian company Locman signed a deal with Ducati early in 2017, and now the results have been launched, three limited-edition watches that have both brand logos on the dial. The Locman Ducati watches were presented during the Milan Furniture Show as part of the Fuorisalone events, at the brand’s flagship store at Via Manzoni 29, Milan.
Automotive, unisex feel
The Locman Ducati Automatic has a tonneau-shaped case in stainless steel and titanium, about 37 mm across and about 45 mm from one strap attachment point to the other. The result is a watch that can be worn by men and women alike, with a distinctly automotive feel created by the carbon fibre dial, the black colour and the red details. It is similar to another model that Locman made in the past, the 3000. One of the positive features of the new watch is the water resistance, 100 metres, making it a great all-round, all-weather sports watch. The silicone strap is silky smooth and very comfortable, and it is available in all-black, or black and red, versions.
The movement is visible through a circular window in the caseback. Locman haven’t communicated details about the origin of the movement, but it is personalized in-house by their watchmaking school S.I.O., with a rotor in dark finish. It looks to me like a Miyota 8215, a Japanese-made movement that runs at 3 Hertz (21,600), and is self-winding, with a power reserve of 40 hours. It doesn’t provide the stop-seconds function.
Price and availability
The Locman Ducati Automatic is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. Two other models are available, a quartz chronograph with stainless steel case, or with a black PVD case and carbon fibre dial. The Locman Ducati Automatic, reference D551A09S-00CBRDSK (black strap) or D551A09S-00CBRDSR (black and red strap), costs €695 inclusive of tax. Read more on the Locman website.