During the Second World War, a growing need for military timekeepers for all kinds of different applications evolved. Thus, for example, belonged to every radio station, whether portable or stationary, a so-called radio-station's clock. Quick readability due to large digits on a clean dial where the key features of these timepieces. It is this simple but highly functional design that inspired us to re-design our Military-series, led on by the new Military 42.
The 42 in the name stands for the case's diameter of 42mm, a very wearable size, neither too big nor is it likely to be too small. The classic snake hands harmonize very well with the large numbers that are only interrupted at 6 clock by the subsidiary dial for the small seconds. The domed sapphire crystal with two anti-reflective coatings on the inside allows a clear view of these components of timekeeping, that even without light remain visible, thanks to the generous use of Swiss luminous paint.
Turning the stainless steel case of the Military 42 around, will reveal yet another crystal. It lets one have a good view of the richly decorated ETA Unitas 6498 manual winding caliber, an extremely robust movement that fulfilled its duties in pocket watches already decades ago. A classic mechanical Swiss movement. And so the new Military 42 may have what it takes to become a classic as well, a must-have for any watch collection.
Steinhart Germany - Swiss Made
Swiss ETA Unitas 6498-1, made in Switzerland mechanical movement
Black with Arabic numbers and markers
Superluminova 3 D printing, white Bgw9. Arabic numbers, markers, hour and minute hands.
Satin brushed Stainless steel
Push-in XL crown
Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflecting coating on the interior side
22mm Russian leather Vintage Brown
42mm in diameter, 52mm lug to lug, 13mm thick