By TLex This is the new Multifort Chronograph Caliber 60, housing a Swatch Group exclusive caliber (ETA A05H31 base) that boasts up to 60 hours of power reserve. It has been made in celebration of the 80th year of Multifort production, drawing inspiration from the Sydney Harbor Bridge that was completed in 1934, the same year that the first Multifort was produced.
The watch features a satin-finished and polished 316L Stainless steel case, measuring 44mm in diameter. Additionally there is a black PVD steel case, with a black dial and touches of blue on its bezel and hands. The case is fitted with a Sapphire crystal exhibition caseback affording a view of the Caliber 60 automatic movement, decorated with blued screws and Geneva stripes. The case is fitted with no less than 5 crowns and pushers!
The crown at 3 o’clock is for time-setting and winding while the one at 8 o’clock is for adjustment of the internal divers bezel. The two chrono-pushers at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock activate the chronograph functions, while the pushers at 10 o’clock enable quick-setting of the date. These five crowns and pushers are all screwed down.
The dial is available in either; anthracite, black or silver. It is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes and dots recalling the suspension cables and rivets of the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge. It is fitted vertical satinated and nickel-plated hands applied with white and orange SuperLumiNova. Two counters are positioned at 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock. A date window is at 6 o’clock.
Divers features of the watch include: an inner rotating divers bezel with an elapsed dive-time scale marked out in SuperLumiNova, an anti-reflective Sapphire crystal, treated on both sides and and a water-resistance up to a pressure of 20 bars (200 m / 660 ft). It is also equipped with a Stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp and a divers extension.