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Royal Corps of Signals Centenary Special Edition Holton

Price
$514

This bespoke version is only available to serving or ex Royal Corps of Signals personnel and is not available to the general public.

Full Description

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. There are a limited number available, once they are sold, we'll turn this page off.
 

This bespoke version is only available to serving or ex Royal Corps of Signals personnel and is not available to the general public.

 If you'd like to read a little more about the development behind the Holton, please click here.

 

From every watch sold, we will donate £45 to the Royal Signals Charity.

 

Please note that engraving is currently taking around 20 days because of the Covid pandemic.

Quantities are strictly limited, so they're offered on a first-come first served basis.

  • 'Jimmy' printed on the dial in dark subdued grey at 6 o'clock
  • 9 and 3 hour markers in dark blue and white, referencing the Corps' TRF
  • '20th' date printed in yellow, referencing the Centenary year
  • Seconds hand tipped in Olive Drab
  • 'Jimmy' deep acid etched in relief in the centre of the caseback with Royal Corps of Signals Centenary etched in relief above
  • All watches serial numbered as One Of 1920
  • Black rubber strap with gunmetal tongue buckle
  • 25 characters (including spaces) of personal engraving included

Specification

Bezel:
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:
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.
 

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

Case:
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
 
Dial:
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 triangle at 12H to help orientate the watch when it’s dark
 

Hands:
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 maroon tip and C3 filled arrow head counterbalanced by a dark gunmetal ‘lollipop’
 

Glass:
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.
 

Movement:
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.
 

Strap:
Supplied on a black rubber strap with gunmetal grey buckle fitted.
Matching metal bracelets, webbing, and leather straps also available separately.
If you'd like to order an extra strap, add it to your shopping cart along with your watch, and it will be included with your watch when it's delivered. Every watch has screw-in strap bars, so changing the strap is straightforward using the tool included with every watch.
 

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.
 

Caseback
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.
* 'Jimmy' deep acid etched in relief in the centre of the caseback with Royal Corps of Signals Centenary etched in relief above

* Individually serial numbered as One Of 1920

* 25 characters of personal engraving included
 

Warranty

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.

Manual
Download the PDF here.
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