Calling all Superman fans! The day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. Following the success of UNDONE’s most recent Batman collaboration, and a limited-edition run of Joker and Harley Quinn pieces, the brand is paying homage to one of DC Comic’s most timeless superheroes. Forget changing into your favorite Superman tee in a cramped phone booth. Now you can proudly show off your love for The Man of the Steel on your wrist, thanks to UNDONE’s latest limited-edition release: the Kryptonian Decryptor.
No stranger to creative, pop culture-themed collabs, UNDONE has produced a truly one-of-a-kind collector’s piece for comic fans here. Elegant, yet not overly flashy, the Kryptonian Decryptor is part Man of Steel, part Clark Kent, incorporating a host of subtle details and DC-inspired touches. Superman super-fans will want to get their hands on this one sooner rather than later though – available at a discounted pre-order price for a limited time, these watches are guaranteed to move faster than a speeding bullet.
The Kryptonian Decryptor features a sandblasted and PVD-coated gunmetal case, a matte black rubber strap and a “pistol grip” bezel for a dark, sleek, tactical look inspired by the Kryptonian battle armor worn in 2013’s Man of Steel. Meanwhile, a textured dark grey dial — resembling the surface of a meteorite – acts as another subtle nod to the Son of Krypton’s origin story.
Those looking for more immediately recognizable Superman branding won’t be disappointed either. You’ll find them in the form of a metallic applique Superman emblem at the signature, as well as nods to the hero’s iconic colors: spot the blue minute track around the dial’s edge and the splashes of red on the bezel, dial, the seconds hand and cerakoted crown.
This is a piece that is uniquely Superman in its details, yet subtle and elegant enough to serve as a daily watch for when you want to go Clark Kent incognito.
Perhaps the most notable detail though is the very reason it’s called the Kryptonian Decryptor. With the Kryptonian alphabet outlined around the bezel and the English alphabet around the dial, fans can easily compose and decode messages written in the native language of Superman’s home planet, Krypton. The transliteration chart can also be found laser-engraved into the caseback as a special added touch. This clever novelty feature was inspired by the “Secret Superman Code,” a Kryptonian message guide published for members of the Superman of America club in the 1940s.
This DC Comics-themed collector’s piece doesn’t just get by on looks, however. It also boasts some fittingly powerful specs. Made of – what else? – 316L Stainless Steel, the case measures at 43mm in diameter with a 52mm lug-to-lug length, while the height is 16.5mm. Based on the brand’s popular Aqua model, the Kryptonian Decryptor runs on the trusted Seiko NH35A automatic movement, giving an accuracy of -20/+40 seconds per day, and making the watch more powerful than a locomotive. It also boasts a water resistance of 200 meters (with the solid caseback) and 100 meters (with the glass). The only thing it can’t do is leap tall buildings in a single bound.
The UNDONE Superman: Kryptonian Decryptor is now available at a special pre-order price of $399 USD, but like all of the brand’s limited-edition collabs, you can expect these watches to move fast. Order yours now for an expected delivery by end of July.
And for those DC fans still waiting to see their favorite hero graced with their very own collector’s piece, stay tuned to UNDONE. Thanks to their three-year global licensing agreement with Warner Bros. and DC, you can expect to see even more iconic DC characters get their own UNDONE collabs soon enough.