As the saying goes ‘the best things come in threes’ and the new SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition watch is here to prove it true. First introduced to the world in 2013, the Kuka robot inspired timepiece almost immediately sold out with both the Kuka I and Kuka II selling more than 3,600 pieces worldwide. Returning with much celebration, the Kuka III is being released this November just in time to make it onto everyone’s Christmas lists.
Just like its two counterparts, the new SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition watch boasts an aesthetic directly inspired by the Kuka robot. Arnaud Duval, Head of Design at SevenFriday, got the chance to witness the Kuka robots hard at work in an automobile factory a few years back. The bold impression these robots made on him with their precision, speed and strong innovation made for the perfect inspiration for his next SevenFriday watch design.
As usual, the SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition watch shows off an impressive dial with a multi-level interface with six layers of orange and gun metal discs, a bright orange hour hand filled with Super-Luminova, a matte gun metal minute wheel with orange detailing and a six-hole punched gun metal seconds wheel. The AM/PM disc has a stunning 24 hour feature with gun metal showing for daylight hours and orange for night.
The stunning array of functions found in the SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition watch are powered by the Miyota 82S7 automatic movement which also equips the watch with a power reserve of 40 hours. The bold orange aesthetic of the dial is complimented by a black silicone animation ring that is detailed in grooves, just like the gripper extensions found on the Kuka robot to maximise its reach.
The case measures to 47mm x 47.6mm and is crafted from black PVD coated stainless steel with an exquisite sandblasted finish. The case back is also stainless steel but has been beautifully engraved with the KUKA insignia and the SevenFriday globe which hides the NFC chip allowing for authenticity verification via the SevenFriday Android app. To complete the futuristic look of the SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition watch, a bright and unmissable orange silicon strap is added with stunning black stitching detail.
Now here’s the scary part… even though there are 750 pieces of the SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition watch being released, only 10 of these are coming into the UK. To ensure you get your hands on one, make sure you order it as soon as possible here. They are expected in stock in a matter of days!
Specifications: SevenFriday P3/07 Kuka III Limited Edition Watch
- Movement: Miyota 82S7 automatic
- Power Reserve: 40 hours
- Case Size: 47mm x 47.6mm
- Water Resistance: 30 metres
- Case Material: Stainless steel black PVD sandblasted
- Bezel: Stainless steel with black PVD sunray finish
- Animation Ring: Grooved matte black silicone
- Case Back: Polished stainless steel with KUKA insignia
- Glass: Specially hardened mineral glass with antireflective coating
- Dial: Six layers of orange and gun metal discs. Hour and minute hand filled with Super-Luminova, seconds wheel, 24H disc
- Strap: Orange silicone with black stitching
- Limited Edition: 750 pieces (only 10 coming into the UK)
- RRP: £1,200
- Release Date: November 2017