Vertex

MP45 Automatic

$ 3,840

  • In 1944, Vertex along with 11 other companies were tasked by the British Ministry of Defence to produce a timepiece that we know better today as one of the "Dirty Dozen". The Caliber 59 Nav watch is celebrated in British and international military and watchmaking history even today.

    Vertex was revived in 2016, a century after its establishment, by Don Cochrane, the great-grandson of founder Claude Lyons. Its first line of watches paid homage to the brand's Dirty Dozen success, and in 2019 it's following up with another remake of a historical Vertex piece. The MP45 celebrates the monopusher chronograph timing watch designed by the brand in 1945. These timekeepers were designed for convenient one-handed operation, with a single pusher controlling the chronograph start, stop and reset operations.

    The watch retains various characteristics of classic military watches, from the broad arrow at six o'clock to the oversized Arabic numeral hour markers. Two registers on either side of the dial indicate the small hacking seconds as well as 30-minute chronograph totaliser. Powered by a brand new Sellita SW510 MP, 4Hz movement with a 48-hour power reserve, this version comes with automatic winding, visible via the sapphire crystal case back.

    In homage to its historic conception, Revolution is also offering a complimentary copy of British Military Timepieces: Uhren der britischen Streitkräfte, a hardcopy publication that encompasses over 1,200 timepieces used in the history of the British Military. This is the second edition written by Konrad Knirim.

  • Model: MP45 Automatic
    Box/Papers: Yes/Yes
    Functions: Hours, minutes and small hacking seconds, central chronograph with 30-minute totaliser counter
    Material: Stainless steel
    Dimension: 40mm
    Dial: Black
    Case: Brushed stainless steel
    Movement: Automatic
    Power Reserve: 48 hours
    Lume: Super-LumiNova
    Calibre: Custom Sellita SW510 MP automatic
    Water Resistance: 100m
    Strap: Comes with a black leather two-piece strap, an additional rubber strap, a nylon NATO and a French calfskin handstitched vintage brown leather strap.
    Lug Width: 20mm
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    The watch must be returned unworn with the protective cover on the face and in its original packaging including the warranty, presentation box and any outer packaging.

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