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A bronze diver paying tribute to Her Majesty's Armed Forces
Specifically dedicated to the Navy, its 42mm two-piece case is constructed from CuSn8 corrosion resistant bronze which is considered to be a ‘marine metal’. Bronze is entrenched in naval heritage, making it the perfect material selection for this 300m military diving watch.
Its name is inspired by Greek mythology and is synonymous with Navy history having appeared on commissioned ships for nearly 250 years. The use of bronze nods to the material’s importance in naval engineering due to its high corrosion resistance to salt water. The case is made of CuSn8 bronze, a solid solution strengthened copper alloy with 8% tin. The high tin content adds to strength, wear, and resistance to corrosion and its bronze patina will develop over time and be totally unique to the wearer meaning no two watches will look the same.
In the 1940s very strict performance specifications for the original Dirty Dozen were set which included waterproofing, regulation to chronometer specification, luminous markings on the dial and a robust case construction. The Argonaut has not only been designed and engineered to meet these criteria but also to reflect the needs of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces today.
- Case: 42mm Bronze
- Caseback: Solid stainless steel screwdown with Supermarine airplane engraving
- Dial: Superluminova-coated hands & numerals
- Crystal: Domed sapphire
- Movement: Automatic, Bremont BE-92AV (hours, minutes, seconds, date)
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Strap: 20mm black sailcloth with bronze coloured pin buckle
- Chronometer certified, ISO 3159 rated
- Date at 3:00
- Water Resistance: 300 meters (10atm)
- Uni-directional inner rotating dive bezel
Toppers is excited to offer a free extended warranty on the purchase of new watches. This warranty begins when the manufacturer's warranty runs out. As such, Topper Fine Jewelers will provide an additional non-transferable warranty for a period of one year.*
*Restrictions Apply. Service provided anywhere other than at Topper Fine Jewelers or a service center of the original manufacturer is not covered and shall void the warranty. Topper Fine Jewelers will have sole discretion to determine whether the work for the warranty will be performed "in house" by Topper Fine Jewelers or at a repair facility of our choice. The limited warranty does not cover bracelets, crystals, batteries, or any damage to the case or movement caused by moisture that might have entered the watch as a result of improper handling, nor does it apply, on a more general basis, if there is evidence of misuse or abuse. Only Topper Fine Jewelers will determine at its sole discretion to repair any watch under this warranty.