Modest Luxury: Classic NATO Watch


Eduardo Umaña was born in Bogota, Colombia and attended Swarthmore College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in engineering. He started trying to make a watch sophomore year and by the time he was a senior I launched classic engineering with a limited number of classic NATO’s that he made myself and sold to friends and family.

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The classic NATO watch was entirely designed, engineered, and created by Eduardo Umaña. He sourced the highest quality materials: case machined and ceramic treated right here in the U.S, swiss movement and assembly, sapphire crystal, and a beautiful
handmade in Amsterdam leather strap. The leather is vegetable tanned, full-grain sourced from Tuscany, Italy. The classic NATO comes in gold, black, and silver, and the straps in chianti, black, and natural. There are 9 possible combinations altogether. The packaging of the classic NATO is solid acrylic and raw paper, all made here in the U.S.

The design language is a balance of the classical and the modern, an upgraded minimalism that adds perhaps a modest amount of luxury or
ornament. The design is simple and elegant.

Get your NATO watch here.

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