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Shinola Detroit The Forged Carbon Monster Automatic 45mm

Shinola Detroit The Forged Carbon Monster Automatic 45mm

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Our latest Monster Automatic Dive Watch has surfaced. The innovative Forged Carbon Monster features a 45mm case crafted from forged carbon, a cutting-edge material that takes carbon fiber to the next level. Ultralight and corrosion-resistant, forged carbon is ultra-strong—but weighs as much as plastic.

 

Inspired by the Black Beach of northern Minnesota, the Forged Carbon Monster has a uniquely etched and colored case back that features the Great Lakes and arrives in a special edition gift set with a black rubber strap and woven orange nylon strap with a leather backing. 


Close-up of the Forged Carbon MonsterFORGEDCARBONMONSTER

BEAUTIFUL
THINGS FORM
UNDER
PRESSURE

Introducing the Shinola Forged Carbon Monster Automatic Dive Watch: Our boldest, strongest, most technically advanced dive watch to date.

Inspired by the marbled, granite-like finish of this cutting-edge material, the story of the Forged Carbon Monster is rooted in the dark sands of the Black Beach in Silver Bay, Minnesota.

Close-up of the crownClose-up of the case-back
Blueprint/Outline of the watch

WHAT IS
FORGED CARBON?

Carbon fiber is the stuff of racecars, space
shuttles, and robots.

FORGED CARBON IS THE STEP ABOVE.

To create the case of the Forged Carbon Monster, carbon fiber is chopped into small pieces and mixed with resin. Under intense heat and pressure, it solidifies into a forged composite capable of incredible feats.

  • ONE-THIRD AS DENSE AS TITANIUM—BUT STRONGER
  • HALF A BILLION CARBON FIBERS PER SQUARE INCH
  • NO TWO FORGED MARBLED PATTERNS ARE ALIKE
Birds-eye view of the watchClose-up of watch dial
Black-and-white mountain background image

UNDER THE SURFACE

Along the shores of Lake Superior, there is a legendary Black Beach surrounded by rust-orange cliffs. This dark sand and bright stone bear witness to the Great Lakes’ long industrial history. Taconite, a byproduct of iron mining, is the source of the shore’s strange color.

Long since regulated and now a public park, the beach stands as a unique reminder of what the Great Lakes have given us—and what’s worth protecting.

DIVE IN

  • 30 ATM
  • BUILT TO ISO-6425 AND BEYOND
  • AUTOMATIC SW200-1 MOVEMENT
  • 38-HOUR POWER RESERVE
  • 26 JEWELED BEARINGS
  • LEATHER-BACKED NYLON AND BLACK RUBBER STRAPS
  • ETCHED CASEBACK FEATURING GREAT LAKES
Close-up of watch indices glowing in the dark
A look at the watch movement parts

MOVEMENT

AUTOMATIC SW200-1 MOVEMENT

Powered by your movement, this Swiss automatic movement drives the hours, minutes, seconds and calendar aperture function and boasts a 38-hour power reserve. 26 jeweled bearings help reduce friction to maintain accuracy. An iron inner housing protects the movement from magnetic disruption.

CASE

FORGED CARBON CASE

To create the case, carbon fiber is chopped into short pieces and forged by mixing, melding, and molding it with resin under intense heat and pressure. Ultra-light, the forged carbon case possesses three-dimensional strength that traditional carbon fiber sheets can’t achieve.
Rated at 30 ATM and built beyond ISO-6425 specifications, the case also features a stainless steel core, a sandblasted PVD black stainless steel backing and top ring, a screw-down crown, and a unidirectional bezel to keep track of time elapsed under water.

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Close-up of the watch dial

DIAL

IN THE SHADOW OF
THE BLACK BEACH

The Forged Carbon Monster’s unique look takes its cues from the Black Beach of Silver Bay, Minnesota. An industrial past left the beaches as dark as the sandblasted black dial. Applied polished gunmetal indices with blue glow C1 lume fill and cream-tipped hands provide easy legibility in the dark. A diver down flag sits below the twelve o’clock marker, and a calendar aperture sits at three o’clock.

STRAP

LEATHER-BACKED NYLON

The rust orange woven nylon strap has a comfortable leather backing. Use the included black rubber strap for diving and other watersports. Quick release features make the straps easy to swap in and out to suit your activity—or your style.

Close-up of the watch strap
Picture of the watch packaging and contents

PACKAGING

A DIVER’S TREASURE CHEST

Inspired by tackleboxes and treasure chests, the metal packaging for the Forged Carbon Monster features a metal name plate and contains the watch and fold-out poster with a look inside the story.

DETAILS

CASE BACK PLATE Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number
CASE SIZE 45mm
CASE THICKNESS 15.2 mm
MOVEMENT SW200-1 Automatic
DIAL COLOR DETAIL Black
COLOR Black
BAND MATERIAL Nylon Strap
STRAP TYPE Quick Release
STRAP LENGTH 120mm x 80mm
STRAP WIDTH 22mm
STRAP COLOR DETAIL Orange Nylon w/ additional Black Rubber
CASE MATERIAL Forged Carbon
CASE PLATING PVD Black
CASE FINISH Sandblast
CROWN PLATING PVD Black
CROWN FINISH Sandblast
CROWN CONSTRUCTION Screw-down
BUCKLE SIZE 20mm
DEPTH RATING 30 ATM
CRYSTAL Single dome with Anti Reflective coating
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