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DHU Special Edition Canford
DHU Special Edition Canford
Please note this is the original pre-order page that has been adapted to offer a few additional watches that are now in stock on a first come first served basis..
The Canford is the first watch model we designed and remains a highly sought after signature model. Shockproof and waterproof, it's the perfect every day watch steeped in natural durability with a neat internal timing bezel controlled by the upper crown.
This limited edition is only available to serving or former HUMINT personnel and will never be available to the general public.
The watch comes with a fitted black leather deployant strap. Should you wish to purchase a different strap such as a matching steel bracelet, this code DHUstrap30 will knock 30% off when purchased with your watch.
The engraving takes approx 2 weeks from completion of your order. Simply enter your engraving, order your watch then click continue shopping and add a strap using the discount code if you'd like an additional strap.
There is space for 25 characters of personal engraving on the case back (spaces and punctuation marks count as characters). Your engraving will be in an arc around the bottom of the case back where it shows Personal Engraving in the visual.
Engraving is mandatory to help prevent watches being resold for profit.
From every watch sold, we will donate £35 to the PRI fund.
Design Story: "The DHU motto, 'Piscatores Hominum (Fishers of Men)' is taken from Matthew 4:18, and has a long association with military HUMINT, having been first used by the DHU's antecedent units. From the image of the fisherman is drawn the retiarius gladiator, or 'net fighter'. The retiarius' traditional weapons, the trident and net, form the DHU logo. As such, the retiarius' trident is represented on the watch-face.
The depth rating of 418m/1371Ft micro-printed in purple underneath the trident is a reference to Matthew 4:18. Task Force 418 was the cover name under which the DHU operated in one of many theatres, providing significant impact for UK Defence. The actual tested depth rating of the watch is 200m."
Trident printed in subdued grey at 6H
Seconds hand tipped in purple
12H micro marker dot in purple
200m depth rating replaced with 418M/1371FT at 6H alludes to Matthew 4:18
Capbadge deep embossed in relief in centre of case back
Case back message encrypted using one-time pad; key provided at point of delivery
25 charcaters of personal engraving in an arc towards the bottom of the caseback
Swiss Made 5-jewel Ronda 715 quartz movement with custom date printing at 4 o’clock
Internal rotating bezel with SuperLuminova marker
Steel & elastomer damped shock-absorbing movement holder
Water-resistant to ISO2281 and individually tested to 20ATM/200M
3 year battery life with EOL indication
Shock-resistant to ISO1413
Solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
Domed & anti-reflective coated hardened mineral crystal
Triple sealed 6mm knurled crowns
Bolted down caseback with oversize seals
SuperLuminova coated indices & hands
Screw-in steel strap bars with tool included
Premium oiled leather strap with nubuck lining and deployant buckle