By TLex Introducing the new WRX "A" Automatic Chronograph from RALF TECH. Building on the success of its predecessors, the WRX "A" Hybrid and WRX "A" Automatic, RALF TECH have extended their WRX divers family. The new watch is directly derived from the two previous French military models developed and used by commando HUBERT’s Navy Special Forces, and by the GIGN COS (Command Special Operations).
Its 47.5mm diameter (excluding crown) case is constructed from 316L surgical grade Stainless steel. It is fitted with a 5.9mm thick domed Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on its inside, a steel 120-click type unidirectional rotational divers bezel with an aluminum insert with time scale for displaying elapsed dive time, a screwed and engraved with serial # solid steel caseback and a signed screwdown crown with protected by case integrated crown guards.
It combines the powerful looks of those watches with a sporty new chronograph caliber. However the WRX "A" Automatic Chronograph is first and foremost a professional and ultra reliable diving tool. It has a NATO approved water-resistance of 300m /1000ft, but also complies with ISO 6425 for diving watches. Its index are in professional luminescent material, SuperLuminova® C3 or C1 (depending on finish) for enhanced night reading. It comes in a variation of 4 sober finishes Featured here, the NIGHT is in black DLC and the DAY in brushed steel.
The watch houses an RTAC001 caliber derived from the venerable Valjoux 7750 chronograph with 25 jewels, 28'000 A / h, 4 Hz, incablocs ® and a power reserve of 40 hours. Functions include: hours, minutes, seconds, day, date and chronograph. RALF TECH will release the watches in a Limited Edition of 300 pieces, which includes 25 pieces that will be available prior to Baselworld where the new watch will be show cased. The remaining 275 pieces will be available from the first September 2013.
The WRX "A" Automatic Chronograph comes with two 26mm tactical straps, a hypoallergenic black silicone divers strap and a second hand-stitched calf leather band. The watches are delivered in a small NATO approved waterproof case. RRP is 2990€ (pre-production) or 3490€ (September). For further details please contact RALF TECH directly via EMAIL or by following link embedded in the logo below. . .
Read my in-depth review the WRX ''A'' HYBRID and see live images of the WRX ''A'' Auto DLC