Field & Marine “Red 12”

Regular price CHF 1,550.00
Sale price CHF 1,550.00 Regular price
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Mechanical automatic 
Sellita SW200 Swiss made movement
41mm diameter
316L Stainless Steel
White enamel dial with red 12
30ATM | 1000ft | 300m water-resistant
Depollier bayonet crown
Compressor case-back
Domed sapphire crystal
X1 grade Superluminova® luminous
Genuine black leather strap
Swiss made

Net price

Delivery, VAT and duties included

14 days

Right of return

5 Years

International warranty

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TRENCH WATCH

The trench or field watch was developed for use by the military during World War I, as pocket watches were not practical in combat. It was a transitional design between pocket watches and wristwatches, incorporating features of both. With the Field & Marine Waltham invented the first waterproof, dust-proof and mustard gas proof watch. Today, the trench watch is an iconic watch design which combines classical elegance with the practicality of a military watch.

DESIGN DNA

The design DNA of the Field & Marine is found in the crown and crown protection area. This area distinguishes the Field & Marine from any other watch. Historically, the bayonet crown, the screwed bezel, and the "compressor" case-back assured the water-resistance, making it the first waterproof wristwatch ever made. Today the Waltham Field & Marine is the only watch with a bayonet crown.

The dial and case design are inspired by the original 1918 model and have been updated in a subtle but noticeable way to meet today's aesthetics and usability requirements.

RED 12

The "Red 12" is a famous brand signature. It adores most of the important Waltham timepieces and trench watches from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1960s

THE ORIGINAL PATENT

The bayonet crown of the Field & Marine has been developed on the basis of the original patent granted on January 28th in 1919. In total four patents for screw down crowns have been filed between 1917 and 1919 by the Depollier-Waltham team.

The Field & Marine Saga

The book ""The Inconvenient Truth about the World's First Waterproof Watch", by NAWCC awarded Waltham and WWI watches historian Stan Czubernat, documents the story of the ingenious Charles Depollier and his waterproof wristwatch technology. His collaboration with Waltham resulted in the first waterproof watch, the Waltham Field & Marine.

Why should you own this watch?

The first

In 1918 the Field & Marine became the first waterproof watch. Ten years before any other manufacturer. This makes it a historically significant and collectible watch.

Bayonet crown

The only watch on the market today with a bayonet crown. A uniquely robust and user friendly technology from the beginning of the 20th Century.

Hall of Fame

The Field & Marine is displayed in the permanent exhibition of the Musée international d'Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The hall of fame of horology.

Red 12

The red 12 is the signature identity of the Waltham Watch Company. It appeared on most Waltham trench watches of the 1910-1925 era

The movement

Movement
Swiss made Sellita SW200

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Jewels
26

Winding
Mechanical, self-winding, 28’800 bhp/4Hz

Power Reserve
38 hours

Specifications

Type of Production

Swiss made
In-house production

Production quality level

Top grade

Case Size
  • 41mm diameter,
  • 13.40mm thickness
  • 46.9mm lug to lug
Case Features
  • 316L stainless steel  
  • Double domed scratch-proof sapphire crystal
  • Triple layer anti-reflective coating underneath the crystal
  • Bayonet crown closure with brass locking lever (Depollier patent inspired)
  • Compressor case-back system with “Chuck Key” opening
Finishes

Polished bezel. 12 to 6 brushed on top. Vertical brushed case body. Circular brushed case-back

Dial
  • Enamel finish
  • Luminous (Superluminova© Grade X1) hour markers and H, M hands
Strap

Genuine leather strap with Waltham “W” stitching at the lugs. Easy change system. 316L stainless steel pin buckle

Strap width

20-20mm

Water Resistance

30ATM | 1000FT | 300m