Vertex

Vertex MP45 Automatic

$ 3,815
  • Product Notes

    While once the standard in chronograph design, monopusher chronographs have become something of a cult icon in watchmaking today. The design was evolved from pocket watch chronographs for one-handed control onto wristwatches, popular until the two-pusher design was developed for easier operation on the wrist. With its asymmetric format, monopusher chronographs today are eye-catching timepieces on the wrist.

  • Size Notes

    40 mm diameter

  • Materials and Care Notes

    Made in Switzerland


    Stainless steel

    Comes with a black leather two-piece strap, an additional rubber strap, a nylon NATO and a French calfskin handstitched vintage brown leather strap
  • Delivery & returns

    This product is in Singapore. It will be dispatched in 3-5 working day(s).

    We very much hope that you'll enjoy your purchases. Should you need to return an item, we'll happily collect it from your home or office free of charge.

    The watch must be returned unworn with the protective cover on the face and in its original packaging including the warranty, presentation box and any outer packaging.

    Terms and conditions apply

The Story

In 1944, Vertex along with 11 other companies were tasked by the British Ministry of Defence to produce a timepiece that we know better today as one of the ""Dirty Dozen"". The Caliber 59 Nav watch is celebrated in British and international military and watchmaking history even today.

Vertex was revived in 2016, a century after its establishment, by Don Cochrane, the great-grandson of founder Claude Lyons. Its first line of watches paid homage to the brand's Dirty Dozen success, and in 2019 it's following up with another remake of a historical Vertex piece. The MP45 celebrates the monopusher chronograph timing watch designed by the brand in 1945. These timekeepers were designed for convenient one-handed operation, with a single pusher controlling the chronograph start, stop and reset operations.

The watch retains various characteristics of classic military watches, from the broad arrow at six o'clock to the oversized Arabic numeral hour markers. Two registers on either side of the dial indicate the small hacking seconds as well as 30-minute chronograph totaliser. Powered by a brand new Sellita SW510 MP, 4Hz movement with a 48-hour power reserve, this version comes with automatic winding, visible via the sapphire crystal case back.

In homage to its historic conception, we are also offering a complimentary copy of British Military Timepieces: Uhren der britischen Streitkräfte, a hardcopy publication that encompasses over 1,200 timepieces used in the history of the British Military. This is the second edition written by Konrad Knirim." Comes with four straps: a black leather two-piece strap, an additional rubber strap, a nylon NATO and a French calfskin handstitched vintage brown leather strap.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model:

Vertex MP45 AUTOMATIC

Box/Papers:

Yes

Functions:

Hours, Minutes, Small hacking seconds, Central chronograph with 30-minute totaliser counter

Lume:

Super-LumiNova

Material:

Stainless steel

Dimension:

40mm

Dial:

Black

Case:

Brushed stainless steel

Movement:

Automatic

Caliber:

Custom Sellita SW510 MP Automatic

Water Resistance:

100 m

Strap:

Comes with a black leather two-piece strap, an additional rubber strap, a nylon NATO and a French calfskin handstitched vintage brown leather strap.

Lug Width:

20 mm

ENQUIRIES

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