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Pathfinders Special Edition Holton


This bespoke version is only available to serving or ex Pathfinders personnel and is not available to the general public.

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The Holton Professional was developed in response to a request from a specialist branch of the military who demanded a fit-for-purpose professional watch capable of a life in the field.


This bespoke version is only available to serving or ex Pathfinders personnel and is not available to the general public.


  • Pathfinders insignia printed on the dial in subdued grey at 6 o'clock
  • 9 and 3 hour markers in maroon and 6 hour marker in pale blue, referencing the unit's DZ flash
  • '16th' date printed in pale blue, referencing 16th Air Assault Brigade
  • Seconds hand tipped in Olive Drab
  • Triangle at 12 replaced with Pathfinders chevron
  • Pathfinders insignia deep acid etched in relief in the centre of the caseback with Pathfinders  First in etched in relief above and below
  • Fitted with black rubber strap with gunmetal tongue buckle
  • 25 characters of personal engraving included


A precise 120 click high grip bezel houses a stainless steel insert precisely embossed with hours and minutes indentations then flooded with high grade C3 SuperLuminova. The hobnail outer knurling is slightly higher than the insert to form a high grip surface for trustworthy operation even when using the palm of a wet gloved hand. Both components are matt bead blasted, hardened to 1200HV (Vickers hardness scale) then a 0.8 micron PVD coating is applied whose hardness matches that of the stainless steel components.

Straps are easily changed and secured via solid steel screw in bars operated with a five lobe tool and matching socket in the strap bar ends.

The recessed screw-down crown is located out of harm's way at 4H whilst retaining the water protection afforded by our proprietary seals. 

316L stainless, sandblasted and coated in a non-chip anti-reflective gunmetal grey PVD.
9H-3H 43mm excluding crown
12H-6H - 52mm max to tip of case shoulders
Maximum thickness 12mm
Easy to read at a glance day or night with military styling that’s relevant and familiar. The hour markers are bold C3-coated pyramids reminiscent of 1970s military dive watches, brought up to date with our trademark 12-3-6-9 cardinal graphics, with a white chevron at 12H to help orientate the watch when it’s dark

Clear differentiation between hours, minutes and seconds hands with minimal chance of confusion. Short stubby ‘sword’ hour hand, long slender parallel minutes hand with pointed tip that reaches precisely to the minute markers. The seconds hand has a fine olive drab tip and C3 filled arrow head counterbalanced by a dark gunmetal ‘lollipop’

Bevelled 2mm sapphire glass with anti reflective coating applied to the inner surface to minimise glare for perfect visibility in all light conditions. Mounted fractionally below the hardened bezel to minimise the chance of the edge getting chipped, fitted using a black sealing ring.

Swiss Ronda calibre 715 with low-battery/end of life indicator that reduces the risk of the watch being worn with a low battery. It is housed inside our proprietary shock protection system consisting of a steel housing suspended by elastomer shock absorbers. Three year battery life.

Black rubber strap with gunmetal grey buckle fitted, with matching metal bracelets, webbing, and leather straps also available.

Strap bars:
Solid steel strap bars that screw directly into the case shoulders, driven by a 5-lobe head so that the driver (included with the watch) can't slip or climb out, ensuring simple and fast strap changes whilst also providing maximum security.

Bolted down using hex bolts creating a perfect compression seal and correct tension for the shock absorption system. Multiple surfaces minimise skin contact for comfort.The caseback graphics are always aligned perfectly vertically.
* Pathfinders insignia deep acid etched in relief in the centre of the caseback with Pathfinders  First In etched in relief above and below
* 25 characters of personal engraving included


We design and re-design every component to make watches that are fundamentally fit-for-purpose, minimising or eliminating typical points of failure such as spring bars breaking, straps snapping, or watches leaking - all potentially catastrophic failures.

Any watches damaged in service can be repaired quickly and economically at our in-house workshop in Poole and returned to service with the minimum of disruption.

Not only is our servicing world class, the warranty has no small print. It’s honest, comprehensive, and straightforward. The whole watch is covered for 5 years, not just the movement. The only exclusions are accidental damage, the battery and wear & tear.

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