Swiss watch maker Montres Charmex SA creates a new benchmark in regatta watches by launching TYPHOON from their CX Swiss Military Watch line.
The brand CX Swiss Military Watch™ is best known for the flagship model, the ultimative diving watch 20’000 FEET . Launched in 2009 the 20’000 FEET won the world record for water resistance for automatic diving watches with a Guinness Book of World Records approved depth rating of 20’000 feet or 6’000 meters (ISO 6425).
With several other diving watches already in their collection Montres Charmex SA decided to use their experience to branch out into the realm of REGATTA watches, used in yachting contests but offering all the functionalities for any type of water sport. The Racing Rules of Sailing (or short RRS) are an intricate body of 90 rules governing yacht racing. Unlike car races regattas obviously have to start with the yachts already in motion – hence there is a need for a countdown function which allows the skipper to – ideally – cross the starting line exactly at the time of the start.
The TYPHOON is equipped with the Swiss Made ISA cal. 8270, a movement developed especially for yachting or regatta watches. The TYPHOON sets a new standard in its class: the case consists of a rarely seen combination of titanium reinforced with carbonfibre, ensuring not only a light-weight sports watch but a timepiece that is highly resistant to saltwater corrosion. The uni-directional rotating bezel is also manufactured out of solid titanium and reinforced with carbonfibre.
The sapphire crystal protects an intricately designed dial offering all information needed for yachting. The countdown function has an acoustic alert – superior to the mere visual indication seen with some competitors. The solid titanium bracelet has screwed lug-ends as well as screwed links using Allen screws. The double pusher butterfly buckle bears the CX Swiss Military Watch™ logo and is as indestructible as the watch itself. The screw-down crown is protected by massive crown guards and the TYPHOON is water resistant to 200 meters.
The TYPHOON is available in four dial colors – silver, black, arctic blue and signal orange – with highly luminous Superluminova™ indices. The TYPHOON is sold in a luxurious wooden gift box. The TYPHOON SCUBA – same case as the TYPHOON but equipped with heavy duty genuine rubber strap – will be launched at this year’s BASELWORLD.
Model: CX Swiss Military Watch™ TYPHOON Regatta Timer
Swiss Made ISA cal. 8270
Rotating stepping motors
Quick date correction
Hour; minute; small second at 2pm
Regatta timing: adjustable countdown function with acoustic alarm
Post-countdown chronograph with 96 hour counter at 10h, central minute counter and second counter at 10h
Date at 6h
Solid titanium case with carbonfibre reinforcements, Ø 45.0mm, thickness 14.5mm, weight 160gr
Color coordinated alarm pusher / alarm hand
Uni-directional bezel, Superluminova™ indices
Solid titanium bracelet with double pusher butterfly buckle
Water-resistant to 200 meters
Alarm hand color coordinated with alarm pusher
Silver, black, arctic blue or signal orange
Recommended retail price
CHF 1’222. – (Switzerland excl. VAT)