BEACHMASTER AUTOMATIC: Founder's edition: 0H0-A03-B06

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$2,673

The Founder's Edition Beachmaster® Professional.

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Beachmaster - our apex mission timing watch has been four years in the making and so original it's been granted a patent.

Named Beachmaster due to its mission timing story based around D-Day landings. Initially imagined in response to a request put to us at a Royal Marines event then honed into the most capable watch we have ever put our names to. 

Imagine you’re nine hours out from mission start: simply rotate the split scale inner bezel using the upper crown and set it nine hours in advance of the GMT hand. The GMT hand will travel around the bezel scale, counting down towards H hour (- mission start) and then continue its journey around the second half of the split inner bezel, counting up to a rendezvous at a predetermined time after H hour.

As well as its timing functionality Beachmaster is also an automatic 'caller' GMT automatic with a jumping GMT hand as well as an external ceramic 60 minute uni-directional countdown bezel. 

The Founders edition is subtly different to the other Beachmaster models and is more focused on functionality, with an anti reflective matte beadblasted case and bracelet and matte black crowns and bezel.

The hands are military-style 'sword' hands inspired by our Holton range for maximum legibility, and more X1 C3 luminous has been applied to oversize markers for maximum low light performance. The double triangle GMT/timing hand and external bezel marker are highlighted in our signature 'safety orange' which matches our orange straps perfectly.

View the watch at night or in poor visibility and everything changes. High grade X1 BGW9 Superluminova glows blue for mission timing and X1 C3 Superluminova green for normal time checks.

The case back is of course perfectly straight and true because it’s precisely bolted down, compressing the oversized seal perfectly whilst tensioning the movement shock protection system.

In the centre, the Beachmaster wordmark is deeply stamped above the wave NATO amphibious assault symbol. An octagonal frame represents the ‘spatial placement symbol’ from the NATO APP-6(C) Joint Military Symbology manual, used to control the proportions of all NATO battle space signage.

One turn of the high grip upper mission timing crown is all you need to feel our obsessive pursuit of detailed perfection. As the inner bezel moves, spring-loaded ceramic ball bearings click in and out of precisely machined chambers, securing the bezel precisely where required.

Delivered on a metal bracelet with solid links with screw in bars and a ratchet divers buckle in an exclusive Beachmaster case wrapped in dark green bookbinding fabric along with a black basketweave rubber divers strap with folding deployant buckle, tools to remove and adjust the straps, a Beachmaster challenge coin, and a serial numbered card.

To read on, jump into this blog post from our Journal for the full Beachmaster story. 

For the full feature set, expand the Specification and Instruction tabs below.


Specification

• Swiss made high performance Sellita SW330-2 automatic movement with 56hr power reserve and independently adjustable 24hr/GMT hand
• 40mm beadblasted stainless steel case with matt black bezel and crowns; individually serial numbered
• Deep matte black dial with oversized graphics and central subtle wave graphic
• Waterproof to 300M/1000ft; individually tested
• Internal timing graphics: X1 BGW9 white Superluminova glows blue
• Hours, minutes, seconds, hour markers etc: X1 C3 green Superluminova glows green
• External matte black ceramic unidirectional 120 click rotating bezel with X1 C3 Superluminova
• Bi directional rotating Internal bezel with click-lock ceramic ball bearing mechanism and X1 BWG9 white Superluminova
• Scratch resistant domed sapphire crystal with clear internal anti reflective coating
• Custom black hobnail knurled crowns at 2H and 4H
• Easy change screw in strap bars with socket heads
• Solid link stainless steel metal bracelet with ratchet divers extension + rubber divers strap with deployant buckle also included
• Bespoke Beachmaster challenge coin
• Patent No. GB2509109

Sizing

  • 9H-3H - 40mm case excluding crowns
  • 41mm divers bezel
  • 12H-6H - 50mm max to tip of case shoulders
  • Maximum thickness - 14mm
  • Strap width - 22mm

Instructions

Use in water:
Ensure your crown is firmly screwed down before use in water. Please note that use in water with the crown unscrewed will void your warranty.
When used in salt water, give your watch a good rinse in fresh water turning the bezel to rinse salt from under it.

Second Time Zone:
To set the GMT hand to a different time zone, unscrew the lower crown, gently pull until it clicks to the first position, rotate clockwise. The GMT hand will advance in half hour segments aligned with the current time. Use the inner 24-hour track to set the GMT hand to your chosen time zone.

Mission Timing:
To count down to an event up to 12 hours in the future:
Align ‘H’ on the internal timing bezel to the time that the event starts.
The number of hours until the event starts can be read directly off the scale on the inner bezel in conjunction with the tip of the 24-hour hand.

The mission timing function can be used no matter where the 24-hour hand is set to.

Once the 24-Hour hand has reached H, it will automatically count up the other side of the scale to an event in the future, for example to rendezvous a set number of hours after mission start.

To count up from an event:
Align the ‘H’ on the internal rotating bezel to the time that the event starts.
The number of hours since the event has started can be read directly off the scale on the inner bezel in conjunction with the tip of the 24-hour hand.

To count down to an event up to 60 minutes in the future:
Align the triangle on the external rotating bezel to the minute that the event starts.
The number of minutes until the event starts can be read directly off the scale on the outer bezel in conjunction with the minutes hand.

Manual
Download the PDF here.

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