By TLex I was just wondering when the world's leading manufacturer of deep diving chronographs was going to release something new; it's been a while!
I am very pleased to introduce to you, CX Swiss Military Watch's newest 100 piece Limited Edition diving chrono, the Conger Nero Auto.
It was actually released at Baselworld this year, but somehow went undetected by my dive watch radar. It takes its name from the aggressive, Conger eel, an ocean predator that can grow up to 10 feet long and is endowed with a set of razor-sharp teeth that have on occasion met with a diver who got too close to it!
The Conger Nero is water resistant to 2000 meters and has a stealthy black appearance thanks to its DLC (diamond like carbon) coating that is highly scratch resistant, ensuring that the watch will retain its pristine appearance for many years.
With a formidable looking case that puts me in mind of the 12,000 feet (lots of DNA) and with equally formidable dimensions, the Conger Nero's solid Stainless steel case measures 48.5mm in diameter with a thickness of 22.5mm and has a total weight of 375 grams.
The case boasts an X-large screwdown crown with side-guards, screwdown chrono-pushers and a screwdown caseback with a Limited Edition engraving.
The chronograph pushers are fully operational with unscrewed pushers to a depth of 300 meters. If diving below 300m, the pushers have to be screwed tight to ensure maximum water-resistance.
Further divers features include: an anti-reflective coated Sapphire crystal, a Helium escape valve, a uni-directional rotational divers bezel and a water-resistant to 200 atm, 6600 ft or 2000 meters plus a 25% safety margin in accordance with ISO 6425 norms.
As well as the above, the Conger Nero is fitted with a black DLC coated solid Stainless steel bracelet with hex-screwed lug-ends and links. It features a solid Titanium double pusher folding clasp with a divers safety catch and extension.
So what's powering this swarthy beast? Of course it's a 7750. A chronometer-certified automatic chronograph ETA cal. 7750 Valjoux C.O.S.C. with 25 jewels, 28’800 oscillations/h, a power reserve of 48h -
- an Etachron regulator system, a Glucydur balance bridge, a Nivaflex mainspring, Antichoc with Incabloc shock-absorber and an anti-magnetic ISO 764, 4800 A/m rating.
Functions include: hour; minute; small second at 9h, a chronograph with 30 minute counter at 12h, 12 hour counter at 6h, central second counter and a day/date display at 3 o'clock. Its dial, which can be had in either: black, blue with a sunburst finish, silver or yellow has Superluminova applied hands and markers.
The Conger Nero Auto comes in a Limited Edition of 100 pieces, presented in an XL black lacquered wooden box.
Its list price is 4300USD, but I believe they're being sold for 3450USD on the Charmex site, HERE.