The Shinola Harbor Monster Automatic takes historic nautical tradition as its inspiration. The Detroit company designed this bold stainless-steel watch with the noble red lighthouses of the often-tempestuous Lake Michigan coastline in mind. Hence, the timepiece is adorned with a deep blue semi-matte bezel that’s evocative of wild waves and a lacquered enamel face, dressed in a shade of cardinal red reminiscent of those long-serving luminous beacons. The diver-down flag marking 12 o’clock on the dial is another homage to the heritage of the lighthouses that serve as its inspiration.
Rated to be water-resistant at up to 1,000 feet, the 43mm case boasts an anti-reflective sapphire crystal meant to heighten visibility when taken under submarine depths. Shinola builds with diver watch on a Swiss-made SW200-1 calibre automatic movement runs the course of a 38-hour power reserve. The same brushed stainless steel of the case is echoed by the three-link bracelet with a micro-adjustable clasp that is easy to adjust to find the perfect fit.