Established in Detroit in 2011, Shinola is a relative newcomer to the watch space. The brand is known for simplistic yet highly functional watches made with the best materials and prides itself on expert craftsmanship and design. The new 43mm Shinola Canfield C56 watches, available in gray and black, pay homage to Detroit’s automobile history, bringing a timeless tribute to General Motors.
The gray Shinola Canfield C56 watch was designed in the Argonaut Building, where countless cars were assembled piece by piece. The watch features stunning details, like a bright bezel and Bourbon Harness leather adjustable strap. It is defined by the cool gray tones on the dial, elevating this watch from everyday functionality to an elegant and timeless style. The watch has Super Lumi-Nova hands for easy legibility, and hand-welded numerals added onto the dial.
The black Shinola Canfield C56 features many of the exact details like the gray watch iteration, including the streamlined dial design and the leather strap. The dial is entirely black, creating a minimalist, dramatic style. Like the gray watch, this color iteration also features Super Lumi-Nova numbers and hand-welded numerals.
The Argonite 715 movement powers both models of the Shinola Canfield C56 watches. The movement is built in Detroit but features Swiss watch components assembled in the United States. The movement features hour, minute, and second functionality and a calendar aperture. The gray and black Shinola Canfield C56 watchers are priced at $695. Each order comes with a specialized Shinola watch box made from premium wood.
For another recent Shinola release, see its Eight Watch Collector’s Box.