Gear Patrol: An Affordable, American, Carbon Fiber Watch That’s ‘Meant to Create a Little Controversy’

The One.M meets those demands at 29.7 grams, thanks to a Swiss quartz movement and a case and dial that are entirely made of a single block of American-made carbon fiber with a ceramic coating to protect against deep scratches. Just like Niall’s other watches (e.g., the Eterna movement–driven, steel-cased GMT and Super Panda), almost every piece is produced and assembled in the US, other than the movement and the stem that connects the crown. For the first time, this will include the NATO strap. Buyers can customize the finish of the screws in the bezel and the color of the seconds hand and can choose between a “Stealth Black” or “True Blue” dial.


Nick Manoogian