Movement : Manually Wound ETA 7001
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : Circa. 2019
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 10mm
Lug to Lug : 49mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Vertex Peli case and Vertex paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original black Vertex signed leather strap with Vertex signed buckle and an additional Hand made Bund strap with a vertex buckle. The watch is from Circa. 2019 and is in great condition with light signs of wear on the watch. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2019 Vertex M100 Manually Wound "Dirty Dozen", the original version was first used in 1944 as a military issue watch, they were part of the 12 brands: Buren, Cyma, Eterna, Grana, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lemania, Longines, IWC, Omega, Record, Timor, and Vertex commissioned by the military during WWII. The brushed 40mm stainless steel case curves over your wrist with tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 49mm and a case thickness of 10mm ensuring a comfortable fit. A brushed stepped bezel holds a double-curved sapphire crystal above a matte black dial that has moulded Super-LumiNova Arabic numerals adding height and real interest and dimension. Elegant syringe hands are lume filled and at 6 o’clock we have a sub-seconds register, at 12 o’clock in keeping with its military heritage there sits a Broad Arrow (pheon), the mark indicating British Government Issue property. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with Vertex embossed across the centre, inside a manually wound ETA 7001 with Rhodium finish and Cotes de Genève decoration. The watch comes paired with its original black 20mm Vertex signed leather strap with Vertex signed buckle and an additional Hand made Bund strap with a vertex buckle and the watch comes with its Vertex Peli case and paperwork.
Amazingly we have sold many of the M100 Manually Wounds but never have we had one make it to the website, this is the first! So if you are interested I'd suggest snapping it up whilst you can. A fantastic and faithful modern interpretation of the Vertex Dirty Dozen, that is the reason this has been so popular among collectors, rightfully so too.
Vertex was the brainchild of Claude Lyons of London born in 1885. At the age of 17, he started his involvement in the watch Industry. With the help of a £1000 loan, he set up Dreadnaught Watches in 1912. In 1915 they were producing watches for the British armed forces during WW1. In 1916 he founded Vertex Watches Ltd in both Hatton Gardens and Switzerland. In 1927 Vertex became the exclusive importer of Movado Watches to the UK. 1938 Henry Lyons Claude's son-in-law joins the company. In 1940 their Hatton Gardens premises were destroyed by a Luftwaffe bomb. 1941 as a Captain in the British Army Henry was asked to create a watch suitable for the British military. 1944 saw the production of the Cal.59 W.W.W. Nav watch. Business continued successfully throughout the 50s and 60s. Sadly in 1972 due to the emergence of the Quartz revolution and the expiring of his lease in Hatton Gardens, Henry closed the Company. In 2015 Claude’s Great Grandson Don Cochrane re-established the Company. And the rest is history as they say.