Imagine a gunmetal Holton with all its hard earned military stripes, then tone it back one notch with a super technical, matt bead blasted steel case that marries perfectly with grey-green Superluminova high performance luminosity and matt black dial and case-hardened bezel insert for ultra clear visibility in all conditions.
It's a powerful combination resulting in a watch that's arguably more wearable more of the time. A little smarter, extremely easy on the eye and absolutely perfect for any adventure or occasion you care to throw at it, with its human powered automatic movement perfect for long or short periods off grid.
Elliot Brown reckon it's possibly the best looking watch they've ever put their names to and so easy to wear on rubber or equally at home on their technically advanced webbing straps like the grey-green that matches so perfectly.
Sharing a tech spec with it's military issued cousin, this is a genuine best of both worlds watch you never need take off. So easy to wear and if you're fortunate enough to ever own one, you'll notice people cocking a head to one side to read the name on the dial.
The Brief: capable of prolonged exposure to water and dust, durable, shock resistant, clear visibility day or night, unidirectional ultra high grip timing bezel operable with a gloved hand, easy strap changes and comfortable strapping options that don't break.
The specification of the bezel gives a perfect insight into the level of detail required for the project to be successful.
A precise 120 click ultra high grip bezel houses a stainless steel insert precisely embossed with hours and minutes indentations then flooded with high grade C3 SuperLuminova. The hobnail outer knurling is slightly higher than the insert to form a high grip surface for trustworthy operation even when using the palm of a wet gloved hand. Both components are matt bead blasted, hardened to 1200HV (Vickers hardness scale) then a 0.8 micron PVD coating is applied whose hardness matches that of the stainless steel components.