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Black PVD Titanium G10 Military Watch with 300m Water Resistance, Sapphire Crystal, 10 Year Battery Life and GTLS Tritium Illumination

$415.00 USD

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SKU Code: T/1224/SL23PV

This is the latest MWC self luminous G10 model from our Combat Elite range, the watch has a titanium case with 300m (1000ft) Water Resistance, screw down crown, screw caseback, scratch and shatter resistant sapphire crystal and Tritium GTLS light sources on the hands and markers plus the digits and triangle are also printed with Luminova for maximum performance during the hours of darkness. 

The special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish used for this watch is often specified in military contracts for special forces units as well as by anti terrorist teams for various covert operations. In the PVD process the titanium is not black all the way through because the color is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some lower quality watches which can easily fade or wear off. This PVD process means that the color of the metal is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be destroyed if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.

The MWC 300m Black PVD titanium G10 with a Swiss Ronda 715li movement is one of our highest specification general service watches, it’s by far the highest specification watch of its type manufactured anywhere worldwide. Essentially this model combines the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. It retains all the popular features from the conventional 300m steel models but the titanium case, ultra low maintenance movement, cutting edge self luminous GTLS tritium vials which provide unbeatable night visibility set this apart from it’s competitors, now add in the shatter and the scratch resistant sapphire crystal and it's clear this is the ideal timepiece for all military, law enforcement and security applications.

The actual specification of this watch was dictated by American Military Specification Number: US MIL-W-46374F and this model is the 12/24 hour North American market version. The self luminous system makes the watch very easy to read at night and it has a very distinctive high visibility dial. The, hour markers and the hour and minute hands each have a brightly glowing vial of Tritium gas. Whilst the vials contain radioactive gas even when they are all taken together they contain less than the personal limit of 25 millicuries. (see U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations 10 CFR 30.15).Military watches of this type are the easiest in the world to read in low light or total darkness thanks to a self-activated light source which is 100 times brighter than traditional light sources such as paint. The light-emitting tubes require no battery power or any other form of charging, and never need servicing or maintenance. 

We designed these watches specifically for a government contract, when it was pointed out they would not be used continuously and needed to be able to be held in storage and then issued when required without the stores worrying that the batteries might be dead we immediately recommended the Ronda 715li because the 10 year battery life of this movement completely avoids this issue.

The standard MWC G10 is one of the most tried and tested military watches and in its earlier variants has been in service since the 1980s, this model shares a similar design to the steel models but the titanium case puts it into a very separate class of watches. The G10 Combat Elite range are supplied with a US pattern nylon military webbing strap. The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.

Specification:

  • Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
  • Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
  • Lug to Lug: 46mm
  • Thickness: 13mm
  • Weight: 52g
  • Dial Colour: Black
  • Case Material: PVD Titanium
  • Caseback: Screw down
  • Crown: Screw Down 
  • Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with non reflective coating *
  • Movement: Swiss Ronda 715li 
  • Battery Life: 10 Years
  • Standard Spring Strap Bars
  • Strap: Black 20mm US pattern nylon military webbing strap

* A lot of people ask us what are the benefits of sapphire crystal over a standard mineral crystal? The answer is that synthetic sapphire is by far the best material for watch crystals because it is very strong and also shatter and scratch resistant, these characteristics make it very appealing to military and security personnel, police officers and people who lead active outdoor lifestyles, these groups account for over 70% of our customers. To get things into perspective we find that when clients have accidents with watches resulting in a cracked crystal over 90% are usually watches with mineral glass crystals, even factoring in that we use hardened mineral crystals they still do not come close to sapphire for durability under adverse conditions. The reason that sapphire crystals are so strong is that after the sapphire glass is manufactured it is also heat-treated to remove its internal stresses—which can cause weakness—it is then made into the watch crystals and two layers of anti-reflective coating are applied, interestingly sapphire crystal is now used on the latest iPhone. Of course sapphire crystal comes at a price hence you find that it's normally only fitted to higher end watches.

 

 


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