SLC – Automatic Chronograph

Technical sheet:

Movement AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH CALIBRO ETA-VALJOUX-7750 SWISS
Case Double finish steel with decompression button, helium valve, screw pushers , unidirectional snap ring, ceramic bezel
Case diameter 43 mm
Case thickness 16,8 mm
Lug widht 22 mm
Glass Sapphire
Bottom Threaded
Crown screw down
Waterproof 30 ATM
Band Steel with extencion and safety lock
Dial Black or bicolor with luminova index

SLC_MaialeThe model S.L.C. is dedicated to the readers of the Royal Italian Navy that during Second World War aboard the famous SLC ( slow runningTorpedo) the so-called “Pigs” distinguished themselves in successful military actions in difficult and risky conditions
The model MEC /S.L.C. Automatic Chronograph is equipped with the well-known and tested movement Calibre ETA Swiss- vall 7750 to 28800 oscillations/hour.
The case and bracelet are tightened screw and pushers screw with double o-ring help to ensure a seal up to 300 meters deep.
To perform operations of timing the buttons have to be removed, taking care to riavvitarli when you decide to use the watch in water.
At 10 am is the decompression valve for helium that must remain tight.
Its use is necessary after prolonged stays in environments ponds in the deep sea
(All ‘inside of bells or frames) and serves to evacuate the helium in mind that, being composed of very small molecules, tends to infiltrate inside of the watch case.
In time of ascent molecules expand to effect the pressure reduction and may cause the explosion of the watch glass.
The helium valve serves precisely to avoid that this happens, under the effect of the overpressure which is created inside the watch.
In this case, the diver must remember, going back, to open the valve to avoid disappointment.
The sapphire crystal which is fitted to the model SLC has great qualities of transparency and is difficult to scratch.
The ring snap unidirectional steel with ceramic bezel mirrored contributes to characterize our model and to do that in case of a crash to rotate only in one direction to always report a time greater than the elapsed dive.
The black dial with luminescent hands and indexes, allows a perfect vision in low readability.
Never before in this model is realized the philosophy of MEC -PROTECT YOUR TIME – that invites you to protect your time and protect your freedom.

Chi erano gli Incursori della Regia Marina Italiana

sous-marin-de-poche-classe-Maiale-01dThe origin of the “INCURSORI” can be traced back to the ‘30, with the experimental use of the MAS, special assault craft and materials and equipment that would allow underwater use to individual operators (such as breathing apparatus and mute). On 1 July 1939, the Iª Flotilla MAS was born in La Spezia. The grouping of rangers, who in 1941 was renamed Tenth Flotilla MAS, achieved considerable successes in actions that are still studied by special forces around the world. During the Second World War the raiders brought to fruition countless actions using mainly slow race torpedoes, SLC also known as “pigs”, and punts explosives, weapons of which the British were quick, in turn, to adopt as a result of the Italian actions.