With an incredible 3657 meters water resistance, CX SWISS MILITARY’s 12’000 Feet combines state-of-the-art technology with a highly innovative approach. The Oceanographic Institute of the University of Southampton has successfully tested and certified the water resistance both in a pressure tank and in the Atlantic Ocean, exposed during a whole year to a pressure of 250 ATM. Not a surprise that this instrument for professional divers, limited to 365 pieces, entered the Guinness Book of World Records.
While the CX Swiss Military Watch’s 12000 FEET is undeniably exceptional in size and weight it is also easy and comfortable to wear with the rubber strap. The 12000 FEET comes with a massive solid stainless steel bracelet. This bracelet alone is as heavy as most ordinary watches, yet comfortable to wear as its weight counterbalances the weight of the case. The engraved butterfly-buckle is secured by a safety-clasp and operated by two pushers; it also has a diver’s extension. This extension and the screwed links allow for easy adjustment of the length of the bracelet. The quality of the bracelet seems to fall somewhat below the quality of the case.
Charmex offers the following choice of dials: yellow, black blue and silver. The yellow version obviously offers more contrast than the black or blue and is, together with the red and white logo, more active. The black edging of the hands somewhat reduces their readability on the black dial though.
The crown offers a fantastic grip (no wonder with a diameter of 8mm) and an engraving aligned with the case; the pushers have markings “unlocked” / “locked”; the caseback is stylishly engraved (with an embedded colour marking); the perfect fitting of the sapphire crystal. The CX Swiss Military Watch’s 12000 FEET is equipped with the COSC-certified Valjoux 7750, one of the most reliable mechanical movements.
Automatic chronometer with COSC certification, ETA calibre Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels, 28’800 oscillations/h, Etachron regulator system, Glucydur Balance Bridge, Nivaflex mainspring, antichoc with Incabloc shock-absorber, power reserve of 48 hours
Hour, minute, second, date, chronograph
Stainless steel, 49 mm
Unidirectional rotating bezel
Screw-down crown and pushers, crown with side guards
Helium relief valve
Screw-down caseback, engraved
Water-resistant to 12’000 ft = 3’657 m certified
Yellow, black, silver or blue
Small second at 9 o’clock
12-hour and 30-minutes counters at 6 and 12 o’clock
Date window at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel bracelet, double-pusher folding clasp with safety catch and fold-out extension
Separate genuine rubber strap & screw-driver