A Piece of History
In 1945 Vertex was commissioned to make an 'Ordnance timing watch' for the British War Office. When the war ended, Vertex was rationed on how many movements it could import and the Mono Pusher was never made.
Made for the Military
The Vertex M100 is a faithful homage to our Cal59 WWW made for the War Office during World War II. The M100 is available to serving military personnel and military veterans.
The M100 has a hand-wound, bespoke ETA 7001 mechanical movement with rhodium finish and Côtes de Genève decoration. It has a moulded Super-LumiNova ® dial and a brushed steel 40mm case, box crystal glass and is waterproof to 100m.
DLC or Diamond Like Carbon, uses a form of carbon which is blasted onto the surface and then rapidly cooled. It’s very similar to the way synthetic diamonds are created, hence the name. The resultant finish is extremely hard-wearing and perfectly complements the brushed finish of the M100.
Our Design Philosophy
Vertex returns us to a more virtuous era. When actions spoke louder than words. When a reputation opened doors. When a gentleman’s word was his bond. When, in the words of Vertex’s original catalogue, it was ‘safe to judge by appearance, for the same standard applies throughout’.
Simple, elegant, dependable. Three words that describe not only those times, but also the Vertex M100. Its precise Swiss movement relying on the wearer’s winding it by hand to ensure it keeps perfect time.
The Vertex watch company and all it stands for – the proudly-held reputation, the uncompromising quality, the rugged elegance – are all present and correct in the new M100