Watch Angels SA presents 13 unique Field & Marine watches to celebrate the Declaration of American Independence.
The United States Declaration of Independence on 4th July in 1776 was a very important milestone in the history of the world. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America marked the independence of these states from Great Britain.
In its preamble it also sets out the principles for American civil society. The key phrases of this preamble are engraved on the case-back of each watch of this special Waltham Field & Marine Edition.
This special series includes thirteen unique collector pieces. One watch for each of the 13 Colonies present at the signature of the Declaration of Independence. Each piece is unique.
The thirteen colonies represented by this collection are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
The Waltham Field & Marine “Independence 12” watch features a 41mm diameter case in black PVD treated stainless steel.
Part of the preamble, the Betsy Ross flag (in color), the name of the Colony and the inscription “Unique Piece” are engraved on the case back.
The white dial features Arabic hour markers, with 12’o clock numerals in red color and others in black. The red twelve evokes two special attributes. Firstly, the red twelve is the historic signature of Waltham trench watches. Moreover, twelve is the number of Colonies which actually signed, because New York abstained every time a vote was called.
Each Waltham Field & Marine “Independence 12” timepiece houses a Swiss made automatic movement. It displays hour, minute, centre seconds and date (at 6 o’clock).
For each watch, an individual handmade box made of solid fir wood with the colony name and “unique piece” inscription.
Model: Waltham Field & Marine “Independence 12”
Black PVD coated 316L stainless steel
41mm diameter, 13.18mm thickness, 46.9mm lug to lug
Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment underneath
Bayonet crown closure with brass locking lever (Depollier patent inspired)
Compressor case-back system with “Chuck Key” opening
Water Resistance: 30ATM / 300m / 100ft
12 to 6 brushed on top
Vertical brushed case body
Circular brushed case-back
Enamel white dial with red 12
Luminous (Superluminova© Grade X1) hour markers and H, M hands
Automatic (Sellita SW200)
Hour, minute and seconds
Date at 6 o’clock
Genuine Italian black leather strap with Waltham “W” stitching at the lugs
Easy change system
Black PVD coated stainless steel pin buckle
Strap width: 20-20mm
13 unique pieces
CHF 1,590 / US$ 1,650