To celebrate 100 years of watchmaking, classic American watchmaker Benrus brought back its most iconic military campaign watch, giving its simple yet rugged silhouette a modern twist.
Dubbed DTU-2A / P, the new model is based on a similar timepiece created in 1964 to meet a military contract, which required a simple 17-jewel wristwatch that could both withstand the harsh environments of the field of battle and still perform flawlessly with exceptional readability.
Thus, the DTU was created, combining a sturdy parkerized steel case with a sleek black dial with immaculate white numeral indexes marking the 12 and 24 hour readings. All markers and needles are coated with Super-LumiNova to keep it readable in darker environments, while a double-domed acrylic crystal keeps things clear and classic. The modernized watch is now powered by a Sellita SW200 automatic movement offering a 38-hour power reserve and fitted with a green nylon NATO strap with seat belt to complete its military aesthetic. As an added touch, there is also a removable compass on the strap.
For those interested, the new Benrus DTU-2A / P is now available on the company’s website for US $ 595.
Elsewhere in the watch industry, Abu Garcia is also celebrating its 100th anniversary with a new collaboration with Timex.