Movement : Automatic Sellita SW510 MP
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : February 2019
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 16mm
Lug to Lug : 49.5mm
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 case & Vertex paperwork, plus all the accessories that come with the MP45. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Vertex-signed rubber strap with Vertex signed buckle. The watch is in worn condition with very few signs of wear, hardly worn since its purchase. The watch was originally purchased in February 2019 and comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have the Vertex MP45, a mono-pusher chronograph first commissioned in 1945 but never put into production due to rationing. Its 40mm brushed stainless steel case has a stepped bezel, a double-domed box crystal protects a black dial with an outer minute track with lume pips and applied Arabic numerals for hours, liberally coated in SuperLumiNova, at 3 o’clock sits the 30-minute sub-register and at 9 o’clock sits the sub-seconds register, precise syringe hands and needle-sharp chronograph seconds hand-painted with Super-LumiNova In keeping with the military theme sits the Broad Arrow (pheon) signifying a British military issue, British government property, marking at 6 o’clock. On the back, we have an exhibition screw-down case back showcasing the automatic Sellita SW510 MP, 27 jewels, beating at 28,800 beats per hour, a movement finished in Rhodium. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm black rubber strap with a 20mm leather strap and a 20mm NATO strap in the box.
The MP45 has been a great success for Vertex and we can see why, the design is fantastic and it comes as no surprise that the build quality is excellent! This automatic reference sits higher on the wrist than the manually wound model, but it still wears incredibly well and looks at home. If you are unsure, book an appointment and come see for yourself.
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 in 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 expiration 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.