SEALS Watch Company Model C Field Explorer

Seals Watch Company, the independent watchmaker based in California, announces its latest model: C Field Explorer.

The Model C collection is now available to pre-order on their own website and consists of two different references – an exposed 316L brushed stainless steel with a granulated black dial, another with German blue dial, plus an optional vintage finished case developed through the traditional process of tumbling and polishing.

The Model C Field Explorer is a military style automatic watch featuring a battle tank style stainless steel case crafted from 316L stainless steel. At 3’o clock of this three-hand watch is a signed hexagonal crown with embossed “S”. Measuring 40.50mm diameter and 10.40mm thickness, the watch case is offered in different finishes such as brushed & polished, media blasted, or vintage styled. Fitted with a sapphire crystal front glass and stainless steel case back, the watch is water resistant is up to 200 meters.

The watch has a lightly granulated, black or German blue dial featuring an applied 3-tier SEALS logo and elevated dial ring with railroad style markings. The hour markers as well as the 5minute markers of elevated ring employ Swiss Super-Luminova.  The timekeeping functions are looked after by  Super-LumiNova filled hour & minute hands and painted white second-hand with burnt red tip. The watch is also available with matte steel colored second hand by special request only.

Powering this timepiece is the Swiss Made STP 1-11 self-winding movement rated for a power reserve up to 44 hours. The watch is secured with a handmade with Italian leather and heavy Chinois Au Fils thread. Each strap will be made in Spain, Italy, Singapore or USA. Each strap will come fitted with a bespoke designed buckle to match the case finishing. The brand is also offering a 2-year limited lug to lug warranty.

SEALS Watch Company will launch the Model C project as a pre-order on the last week of January 2018. Purchasing opportunities will end once either 250 pieces are successfully sold or February 28th 2018. Production will commence early March 2018 with an anticipated delivery time of Q3 2018.

Technical details
Movement
Swiss Technology Production (STP) 1-11
Height of 4.60 mm
Hours, minutes and center seconds
Stop seconds device / Hacking seconds
Self-winding functionality
28,800 Vibrations Per Hour / 4Hz
26 Jewels
Power reserve 44 hours

Case
40.50mm width x 48.50mm lug to lug x 10.40mm height
316L Stainless Steel case
Patent pending case design
Lug width 22.00mm
2.4mm thick sapphire crystal
Water resistant to 20 ATM / 200M

Dial
Lightly granulated, black or German blue with applied 3-tier SEALS logo in a brushed finish
Elevated dial ring, with railroad style markings
Markers and dial ring (5-minute marks) employ Grade A Swiss Super-Luminova

Hands
Individually manufactured, Brushed, Super-LumiNova filled hour and minute, and painted white second-hand with burnt red tip
Matte steel colored second hand by special request only

Strap
Owner’s choice of leather or canvas strap, 3 selections will be available

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