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MWC 500m (1650ft) Water Resistant Stainless Steel Automatic Divers Watch With Sapphire Crystal, Ceramic Bezel and Helium Valve

£335.00 GBP £435.00 GBP


Product Details

SKU Code: XLDAU12/SS/500

The MWC Kampfschwimmer (Military Diver) 500m water-resistant models, equipped with a helium escape valve, are part of MWC's latest heavy-duty range of divers' watches. These models feature a significantly more robust case than most other military dive watches, along with additional crown protection. They also benefit from an impact-resistant sapphire crystal and a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel.

The Kampfschwimmer range includes a wider 24mm strap, compared to the typical 20mm strap on most military divers' watches, and a thicker bezel design for easier grip. This feature was specified in a procurement contract, as these watches were specifically designed for use by police and military divers, as well as in inflatables operating in cold and extreme environments.

This particular model has a European NATO pattern dial and is finished in brushed stainless steel. The movement is a high-quality 24-jewel automatic with a hacking function to enable synchronization and a 41-hour power reserve.

Dimensions and Specifications:

  • Movement: 24 Jewel Automatic with hacking function
  • Water Resistance: 500m / 1640ft
  • Helium Escape Valve
  • Crown: Screw Down Locking
  • Width Including Crown: 48mm
  • Width Excluding Crown: 43mm
  • Thickness: 16mm
  • Weight Including Strap: 120g
  • Crystal Diameter: 31mm
  • Crystal Type: Shatter and Scratch Resistant Sapphire with Anti-Reflective Coating
  • Lug to Lug: 50mm
  • Case: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Illumination: Luminova on markers and hands
  • Lug Type: Spring
  • Strap: 24mm NATO Webbing Strap

Benefits of Sapphire Crystal:

Synthetic sapphire is the best material for watch crystals due to its exceptional strength and resistance to shattering and scratching. These characteristics make it highly appealing to military and security personnel, police officers, and those with active outdoor lifestyles. Over 70% of our customers belong to these groups.

To provide perspective, in cases of accidents resulting in a cracked crystal, over 90% involve watches with mineral glass crystals. Even though hardened mineral crystals are more durable than regular glass, they still do not match the durability of sapphire. Sapphire crystals are heat-treated to remove internal stresses, making them even stronger. The superior strength of sapphire crystal is also why it is used in the latest iPhones. Although more expensive, sapphire crystal is typically found on higher-end watches for these reasons.

These attributes make the MWC Kampfschwimmer an excellent choice for those seeking a robust, reliable, and stylish timepiece suitable for both professional diving and demanding everyday use.

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