Black PVD Titanium G10 Military Watch with 300m Water Resistance, Sapphire Crystal, 10 Year Battery Life and GTLS Tritium Illumination
SKU Code: T/12/SL23PV
This is the latest MWC self luminous G10 model from our Combat Elite range, the watch has a titanium case with 300m (1000ft) Water Resistance, screw down crown, screw caseback, scratch and shatter resistant sapphire crystal and Tritium GTLS light sources on the hands and markers for maximum performance during the hours of darkness.
The special covert matt black non reflective PVD finish used for this watch is often specified in military contracts for special forces units as well as by anti terrorist teams for various covert operations. In the PVD process the titanium is not black all the way through because the color is created by a special chemical PVD plating process which is vastly superior to the painted finish used on some lower quality watches which can easily fade or wear off. This PVD process means that the color of the metal is altered at a molecular level, therefore it will not deteriorate even during heavy usage although it can be destroyed if the case is badly damaged by a piece of metal being gouged out or if the case is worn down by really heavy abrasion against rocks or something similar.
The MWC 300m Black PVD titanium G10 with a Swiss Ronda 715li movement is one of our highest specification general service watches, it’s by far the highest specification watch of its type manufactured anywhere worldwide. Essentially this model combines the best of both new and traditional watchmaking technology. It retains all the popular features from the conventional 300m steel models but the titanium case, ultra low maintenance movement, cutting edge self luminous GTLS tritium vials which provide unbeatable night visibility set this apart from it’s competitors, now add in the shatter and the scratch resistant sapphire crystal and it's clear this is the ideal timepiece for all military, law enforcement and security applications.
The self luminous system makes the watch very easy to read at night and it has a very distinctive high visibility dial. The, hour markers and the hour and minute hands each have a brightly glowing vial of Tritium gas. Whilst the vials contain radioactive gas even when they are all taken together they contain less than the personal limit of 25 millicuries. (see U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations 10 CFR 30.15).Military watches of this type are the easiest in the world to read in low light or total darkness thanks to a self-activated light source which is 100 times brighter than traditional light sources such as paint. The light-emitting tubes require no battery power or any other form of charging, and never need servicing or maintenance.
We designed these watches specifically for a government contract, when it was pointed out they would not be used continuously and needed to be able to be held in storage and then issued when required without the stores worrying that the batteries might be dead we immediately recommended the Ronda 715li because the 10 year battery life of this movement completely avoids this issue.
The standard MWC G10 is one of the most tried and tested military watches and in its earlier variants have been in service since the 1980s, this model shares a similar design to the steel models but the titanium case puts it into a very separate class of watches. The G10 Combat Elite range are supplied with a black NATO pattern nylon military webbing strap. The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Weight: 52g
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: PVD Titanium
- Caseback: Screw down
- Crown: Screw Down
- Water Resistance: 300m / 1000ft
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with non reflective coating *
- Movement: Swiss Ronda 715li
- Battery Life: 10 Years
- Standard Spring Strap Bars
- Strap: Black 20mm NATO nylon military webbing strap
* Many buyers inquire about the advantages of sapphire crystal compared to standard mineral crystal. The rationale behind sapphire crystal's superiority lies in its exceptional strength, shatter resistance, and scratch resistance. These attributes render it highly desirable for individuals with active lifestyles, particularly among military, security personnel, and police officers, constituting over 70% of our customer base.