Movement : Automatic Modified ETA Valjoux 7750
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : June 2016
Case Size : 44mm
Case Thickness : 14.5mm
Lug to Lug : 54mm
Lugs : 22mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Month Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original OFFSHORE box, paperwork, and a USB dog tag with the details of the watch. The watch comes paired with a 22mm leather strap with the original unworn stainless steel bracelet and deployment clasp inside the box. The watch is from June 2016 and is sold in worn condition, overall, however, the watch is in good condition as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2016 OFFSHORE Professional Field Engineer Type 00 hand built in Ealing, UK, this rugged chronograph was designed to be worn in brutal environments, their prototypes have been to the arctic and deserts around the world. The 44mm low carbon 316L (Surgical Grade) stainless steel case curves over your wrist with thick tapered lugs, the inner case is made of soft copper, plated in rhodium and acts as a faraday cage making it resistant to magnetism, a lug-to-lug length of 54mm and a case thickness of 14.5mm gave the watch an impressive wrist presence and polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. Down the right side, we have the chronograph pushers double sealed with deep knurling for extra grip and in the centre, a signed triple-sealed floating crown with the same deep knurling for extra grip. The wide steel bezel has an engraved tachymeter scale holding a flat sapphire crystal AR coated for excellent viewing angles above a four-layer off-white dial designed for low-light and harsh-light situations. The watch's dimensions, colour pallet and layout are based on numerical ratios from the Fibonacci sequence, creating a perfectly balanced and proportioned timepiece so important to lorne. An outer minute chapter ring surrounds baton indexes coated in C3 SuperLumiNova between brushed applied segments marking the hours, at 12 o’clock we have a 30-minute register, at 6 o’clock 12-hour register and finally, at 9 o’clock a continuous second register each is slightly recessed and coloured silver/grey a nice contrast to the off-white dial, the unique handset is infilled with C1 SuperLumiNova complemented by a tapered chronograph hand complete with trident counterweight, at 4 o’clock we have a day and date module which was designed in-house by Darius of The Clock Gallery, Ealing, UK who fits and regulates all their movements, and at 3 o’clock we have the Offshore professional motif. On the reverse, a screw-down exhibition case back, inside an automatic modified ETA Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, the skeletonised rotor has the cutout trident and individual serial numbers engraved into it, the main plates are rhodium plated with thermally blued screws. The watch comes fitted on a 22mm leather strap with the original unworn stainless steel bracelet and deployment clasp inside the box. The watch comes with its presentation box, paperwork, and a USB dog tag with the details of the watch.
Before this I had never heard of OFFSHORE and researching the brand I was impressed, the attention to detail and the build quality for the price are amazing. This on the bracelet would look amazing too, it is great how much a watch can change in look from bracelet to strap, this is definitely one to see in person and try on for yourself.
Marine Chronometer Company is based in Ealing, UK. The company was founded by Lorne Gifford with the help of his son Reuben. Lorne sadly passed away in 2019 he was a professional subsea engineer who worked on the most complex renewable energy and fossil fuel projects around the world. He always had a love of watches and modified many he owned before deciding to create his own watch brand, he designed, engineered and manufactured the watch in the UK, while Reuben deals with social media, marketing, supply and new product development. His designs use the Fibonacci ratio, a sequence of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. Found in nature the ratio creates perfectly proportioned geometric forms such as spirals found in flowers, and leaves, this leads to the Golden ratio (Greek letter "phi") used by artists and architects to create perfectly proportioned structures and balanced artwork. Their in-house Cal. 775M2 based on the Valjoux 7750 was designed by Darius of The Clock Gallery, Ealing, UK who fits and regulates all their movements.