Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Swiss watch brand Milus pays tribute to the legendary Snow Star watch by launching the new automatic models.
The Milus Snow Star belongs to the world of tool and military watches so popular with watch enthusiasts. When it was created in the 1940s, Milus’ Snow Star offered a dimension of exchange value, in addition to its vocation for precision and resistance in extreme environments.
Housed in the heart of a pocket box that looked like a survival kit, this watch was a mandatory element in the equipment of US Navy soldiers. It offered them an additional chance to survive in the event of capture: if caught or lost in enemy territory, the soldier could trade it for information, temporary shelter, an escape route and sometimes even life. The pouch also contained other valuables, some of which were in gold with inscriptions in the local language.
The Snow Star 2019 is available in two versions. Irradiating its former values, the Snow Star uses one of the most resistant steels, 904L, to assert its strength. Then, thanks to the mastery of mirror polishing, it uses thousand glints to remind us of the preciousness of its Swiss origins.
Almost confederal and resolutely sporty, the red of its date placed at 3:00 in its window, like the red of its inscription “AUTOMATIC”, claims the power of new blood without betraying its original hues. Its leather lined textile strap is secured by a pin buckle clasp. It is attached to raised horns that stand out from the reassuring comfort of the case.
The desirable oblong shape of its stature case shows flexibility in the face of the obvious lines of its silhouette and the curved sapphire crystal. While two rhodium-plated and diamond-shaped Dauphine hands linger on the applied hour and minute hour-markers, a slim-line second hand sweeps the depths of the black and the sun-brushed silver highlights of its dial.
Two versions inhabited by a 4 Hz calibre known for its robustness and flawless quality, the ETA legendary 2892 in its most advanced version today.
Hours, minutes, seconds, date.
Mechanical self-winding caliber with bidirectional oscillating weight, 21 jewels, 42 hours power reserve, date window (positioned at 03:00), 28,800 oscillations per hour (4 Hertz), time setting with second stop, Etachron raquetry. The 2892 from ETA which is a reliable and robust Swiss watchmaking myth is available here in its current mature version, the 2892A2
Finishing: pearled bridges, studded reliefs, blued screws, “Milus” skeletonization of the rotor
Diameter of 39 mm. Superior steel 904L, mirror polished finish
Screwed case back
Waterproofing guaranteed to 100 meters (10 atmospheres)
Toothed crown for an optimal grip
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating (inner surface)
2 sunny-brushed versions: silver (MIH.02.001) or black (MIH.02.002)
Indexes applied by hand
Rhodium-plated and diamond-shaped Dauphine hands
Textile wristband in khaki colour (version MIH.02.002 black dial) or black colour (version silver MIH.02.001)
Polished 20mm pin buckle in 904L steel, (20 mm between horns)