MWC G10 100m GTLS Hybrid Black Titanium Model
This is the latest MWC self luminous G10 model from their Combat Elite series in a heavy duty covert black titanium case with 100m (330ft) Water Resistant, screw down crown, screw caseback and unlimited battery life due to the sophisticated hybrid movement which combines the characteristics of an automatic watch with a super accurate quartz movement.
The watch has an Electricity Storage Unit or E.S.U the great thing about this feature is that it means no batteries are needed and hence there are replacements required EVER unlike many battery powered quartz watches which needs a battery swap every two or three years. When fully charged the watch has a 6 month power reserve so even if you wear it for a few weeks a year it will still keep running for 6 months as opposed to around 36 hours with a standard mechanical automatic watch. You will also have plenty of warning when the power reserve is low because the second hand will start moving at two-second intervals instead of the normal one-second intervals, the watch will run down in approximately 12 hours once this happens unless it worn to get the E.S.U charged up again.
With such a sophisticated movement the MWC G10 SL Hybrid is currently by far the highest specification G10 military watch available from any manufacturer and is among the two most sophisticated models made by MWC the other being the solar powered titanium model which we can also supply.
Essentially this model combines the best of new and traditional watchmaking technology. It retains all the popular features from the conventional steel G10 models but has a titanium case, hybrid ultra low maintenance movement plus the benefit of the cutting edge self luminous GTLS tritium vials for improved night performance.
The actual specification of this watch was dictated by American Military Specification Number: US MIL-W-46374F. The self luminous system makes the watch very easy to read at night and it has a very distinctive high visibility dial. The hour and minute hands each have a brightly glowing vial of Tritium gas with 2 lights at 12 which is a feature unique to MWC. Whilst the vials contain radioactive gas even when they are all taken together they contain less than the personal limit of 25 millicuries. (see U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations 10 CFR 30.15).
Military watches of this type are the easiest in the world to read in low light or total darkness thanks to a self-activated light source which is 100 times brighter than traditional light sources such as paint. The light-emitting tubes require no battery power or any other form of charging, and never need servicing or maintenance. The life expectancy of the light sources is at least 10 years after which they would start to fade.
MWC designed these watches specifically for a government contract when it was pointed out they would not be used continuously and for this reason the ability to be kept in storage and issued when required whilst still remain accurate and ready for use when needed was a vital consideration. Clearly this makes sense because if the watches are not being used all the time the last thing a government department or military unit would want is to remove them from the stores only to find that the batteries are flat! These watches solve that problem 100% because there are no batteries to worry about and there are therefore no circumstances where they could not be utilised at very short notice.
The standard MWC G10 is one of the most tried and tested models and in its earlier variants has been in service for almost 30 years, this model shares a similar design to the steel models but the titanium case means this watch is the most high quality G10 model available anywhere in the world.
The G10 Combat Elite range are supplied with a heavyweight NATO webbing strap. The reverse of the case carries various contract markings.
- Case Diameter: 40mm Excluding the crown
- Case Diameter: 42mm Including the crown
- Lug to Lug: 46mm
- Thickness: 13mm
- Dial Colour: Black
- Case Material: Titanium
- Caseback: Screw down
- Crown: Screw Down
- Water Resistance: 10atm (100m/330ft)
- Glass: Hardened Mineral Glass
- Movement: Self Charging Electronic Hybrid (No battery Required)
- Strap: NATO issue strap 20mm