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    New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    I just got a press release in my email on this new model. I was wondering what your thoughts were on this.



    The RAF’s HURRICANE, the trustworthy “workhorse” of the British airforce bore the brunt of the battle that lasted from July 10th 1940 to October 31st 1940. A solidly built single engine aircraft equipped with eight Browning 303 machine guns the HURRICANE proved a formidable foe despite being slower than the German Messerschmitt. Generally the RAF’s Spitfire would intercept the German fighters, leaving HURRICANES to concentrate on the bombers, but despite the undoubted abilities of the "thoroughbred" Spitfire, it was the HURRICANE that scored the highest number of RAF victories during this period. The HURRICANE - RAF's forgotten fighter star of the Battle of Britain, the plane “never known to fail”. To commemorate the HURRICANE and the brave pilots who fought and fell with them we are proud to introduce our new pilot’s watch, the aptly named “HURRICANE” on this the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Britain. Based on our AIRFORCE I model the HURRICANE by CX Swiss Military Watch™ is equipped with the chronometer certified ETA cal. 7750 COSC and sets a new standard in its class: the stainless steel case, highly scratch resistant due to the DLC (diamond-like) black coating houses a bezel designed as a fully functional circular slide rule and is anti-magnetic as per ISO 764. The bezel allows for all relevant aeronautical calculations. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal protects a rugged dial evoking the artificial horizon in a cockpit. The small second hand is constructed in the shape of a propeller, relentlessly churning away against the tide of time. The nanotech Swiss Made® leather strap is a new development, nearly impermeable and thus exceptionally long-lasting. The solid stainless steel buckle – also in DLC



    The oversized pilot’s crown and the pushers are screw-down and the HURRICANE is water resistant to 200 meters. The red color of the pushers disappears once they are screwed-in and the watch thus fully water resistant. The HURRICANE is available in four dial colors - silver, black, RAF red and arctic blue – and is sold in a luxurious wooden gift box.
    Technical Specifications:
    Movement: . Chronometer-certified automatic chronograph ETA cal. 7750 Valjoux COSC . 25 jewels . 28'800 oscillations/h .
    Power reserve 48h . Etachron regulator system .
    Glucydur balance bridge .
    Nivaflex mainspring .
    Antichoc with Incabloc shock-absorber
    Functions: .
    Hour; minute; small second propeller-shaped at 9h .
    Chronograph with 30 minute counter at 12h, 12 hour counter at 6h, central second counter .Date at 3h
    Case/bracelet: .
    Solid stainless steel case, black DLC plated, Ø 47.0mm, thickness 17.0mm, weight 150gr total .
    X-large crown .
    Screw-down crown and pushers .
    Red safety marking on pushers (visible when unscrewed) .
    Anti-reflective sapphire crystal .
    Bi-directional circular slide-rule bezel, Superluminova™ indices .
    Genuine Swiss Made® nano-tech leather strap with black DLC plated buckle .
    Screw-down caseback, Limited Edition engraving .
    Water-resistant to 200 meters . Anti-magnetic ISO 764

    Dials: . Silver, black, arctic blue or RAF red .
    Superluminova™ indices Hands: .
    Superluminova™ coating .
    All chronograph hands in red
    Limited edition of 200 watches only




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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    I don't know. Stylistically not much about that watch makes me think about Second World War era fighters. Needs more brown and silver, different font maybe.
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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    I might find these appealing if I was 12 years-old.

    Nice movement, though...
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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    I like them, they're like a cross between the Alpnach chrono and a Breitling
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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheWalrus View Post
    I don't know. Stylistically not much about that watch makes me think about Second World War era fighters. Needs more brown and silver, different font maybe.
    +1
    I don't see anything that screams WWII in this one. The black one seems most appealing to me, but generally not my cup of tea.

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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    Are these watches supposed to remind us of the RAF in WWII? Should be mid-size, time-only, simple black dial. And lose the Swiss flag. Where was the Swiss Airforce in the Battle of Britain? Just my humble opinion, but maybe Cx ought to give up borrowing other people's military heritage to promote their 'Swiss Military' watches.
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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    And lose the Swiss flag. Where was the Swiss Airforce in the Battle of Britain? Just my humble opinion, but maybe Cx ought to give up borrowing other people's military heritage to promote their 'Swiss Military' watches.
    +1

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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    The 7750 is too common. I would rather spare money and get a nice vintage watch instead.
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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    The hands look way to small for that watch.
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    Re: New Cx Swiss Hurricane.

    I think the entire composition is far too busy. With the flight bezel, chronograph, etc..... I'm not sure why they thought it needed a heavily textured dial. I assume there is historical significance to the use of purple, but it doesn't work for me, perhaps if I was a Lakers fan.
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