Collins Watch Company Hyperion

By: Michael Penate

As a value-focused brand that offers one of the coolest “Flieger alternatives” on the market, I was excited to see Collins Watch Company introduce their first release in two years. The Collins Watch Company Hyperion is a new take on the brand’s overall design approach with a combination of field and pilot watch elements. The progression here is natural, which is what attracted me to the watch in the first place. I’ve always enjoyed the way Jimmy Collins approached his designs and I think anyone who found his debut Bronson model to be a little too cluttered might find that the Hyperion is just right.

Like previous releases, I think we can all agree that Collins isn’t breaking any new ground here. But, I love that prices have remained reasonable throughout years and that Collins knows what he is good at. The Hyperion features a straightforward case design that’ll work for any sports watch fan. With a nice array of Arabics at 12, 3, 6, and 9, it has that cool Explorer vibe that seems to mesh well with the pilot-inspired handset. Personally, I find the dial to be well-executed, even with the date window at 4:30. The Hyperion will be available in Silver, Black, and Carbon case variations and the Carbon version will actually have the date window removed.

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Collins Watch Company Hyperion Specs

  • Case Diameter: 40mm
  • Case Thickness: 13mm
  • Lug to lug: 48mm
  • Movement: Sellita SW200 Automatic
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Strap: Leather and nylon options (20mm width)
  • Water Resistance: 100m
  • Price: $495 (Kickstarter Early Bird) $750 (Final Retail)

The Collins Watch Company Hyperion is currently live on Kickstarter and you can learn more by visiting the official Collins site.

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