Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC Classic 40mm Covert Black PVD Steel Aviator Watch with 24 Jewel Automatic Movement and 100m Water Resistance

£315.00 GBP


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This MWC classic aviator model is 100m water resistant with a covert black non reflective stainless steel case and screw-down crown and case back. 
Although it is very similar in style to the watches made way back in the 1950s, these watches use up-to-date modern technology with greatly improved accuracy through the use of a modern 24 jewel NH35 Automatic movement with up to 41-hour power reserve and a hacking function plus the benefits of a shatter and scratch resistant sapphire crystal.
The special covert matt black non-reflective PVD finish (PVD is short for Physical Vapor Deposition) used on this watch is often specified by many special forces units as well as by anti-terrorist units and sometimes police forces for various covert operations. In the PVD process, the steel is not black all the way through because the colour is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on budget watches which can easily fade or rub off over time. The PVD process means that the colour of the metal is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be damaged if the case has a piece of metal gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar. In normal use you would expect the PVD finish to last for years, we regularly see watches we made 30 years ago which still have PVD plating that is totally intact and has stood the test of time.
  • Width Exc Crown 38mm
  • Width Inc Crown 40mm
  • Thickness: 12mm
  • Lug to Lug 45.5mm
  • Screw Down Locking Crown
  • Crystal 31.5mm
  • Water Resistance Rating: 100m / 330ft
  • Movement: 24 Jewel NH35A Automatic
  • Band: 20mm Black Nylon Webbing Strap
  • Illumination: Luminova
  • Crystal: Shatter & Scratch Resistant Sapphire with Anti-Reflective coating *
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    * 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% 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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