Sunday, November 24, 2013

Montres Militaire MIL no 7104 Timothy John

Montres Militaire is a new boy in the world of horology but the owner, Mr. Marcus Tschopp is no strange to the industry with over 2 decades of experience. With a couple of friends, they have launched the brand Montres Militaire. Their first watch is the Officier De Marine, which at the moment forms the back bone of the brand. 

The unique aspect of the collection is that all the watches are cased in bronze and is powered by the hand-wind ETA 6497. All the watches are water resistant to 10 ATM and are 47mm in diameter. The watch that has me interested is the MIL No 7104, a Special Edition watch for the brand. 

The watch features a unique dial. The dial is a work of art and is the work of Australian Artist Timothy John, who himself is no stranger to the horological world, having worked other watch companies in the past. The MIL No 7104 is a Special Edition of only 39 pieces and each of the 39 dials, which features a stylised painting of a skull. Pretty Gothic but I like it. Each dial will be different, playing with colour and texture. Yes, the dial is textured. The dial will also be sterile, meaning no other markings on the dial save the painting. This allows the owner of the watch to fully appreciate the art work. 

The watch....

The case back.

The watch will come with a shark skin strap and a bronze buckle (note the skull).

A sample of the different colours and texture of the art work. 

Photographs: Montres Militaire

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The watch will retail for about USD 4,300. 

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