The Baltany Dirty Dozen Watch Homage

The Baltany Dirty Dozen Watch Homage collection is a tribute to the legendary Dirty Dozen watches. These watches capture the essence of the original D12 models while incorporating modern features and Baltany’s craftsmanship.

What are the watches in the Dirty Dozen?

The “Dirty Dozen” is a term used to refer to a group of twelve different watch models that were commissioned by the British Ministry of Defense during World War II. These watches were intended for use by the military and had specific requirements and specifications. The Dirty Dozen watches were manufactured by various Swiss and British watch companies. Here is a list of the twelve watches that make up the Dirty Dozen:

  1. Buren: Buren was a Swiss watchmaker that produced one of the Dirty Dozen watches.
  2. Cyma: Cyma, another Swiss company, contributed a model to the collection.
  3. Eterna: Eterna, known for its pioneering work in automatic movements, also produced a Dirty Dozen watch.
  4. Grana: Grana, a Swiss manufacturer, was part of the group.
  5. Jaeger-LeCoultre: The renowned Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre was among the companies involved.
  6. Lemania: Lemania, another Swiss brand, supplied a watch for military use.
  7. Longines: Longines, with its long history of watchmaking, was a participant.
  8. IWC (International Watch Company): The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC contributed a watch to the Dirty Dozen.
  9. Omega: Omega, a well-known Swiss watch brand, was part of the group.
  10. Record: Record Watch Co. Ltd., a Swiss watch manufacturer, also produced a Dirty Dozen watch.
  11. Timor: Timor Watch Co. Ltd., a British company, supplied watches for military use.
  12. Vertex: Vertex Watch Company, a British watchmaker, was another participant in the production of Dirty Dozen watches.

These watches were designed to meet specific military standards, including accuracy, water resistance, durability, and legibility. They played a significant role in military operations during World War II and have since become highly collectible due to their historical significance.

Here are the key details about the Baltany D12 Watch collection:

  1. Baltany D12 S2019: A Glimpse into History
    • Movement: Seiko VD78
    • Dial Size: 36mm
    • Crystal: Sapphire glass coated with anti-reflection film
    • Case Material: 316L stainless steel
    • Water Resistance: 100 meters
    • Finish: Sand surface
  1. Baltany D12 S2022: Where Tradition Meets Innovation
    • Movement: Seagull ST3621 Hand-winding Mechanical Movement
    • Dial Size: 42mm
    • Crystal: Sapphire Glass
    • Hands: Polished needle hands with Super-LumiNova luminous
    • Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
    • Water Resistance: 50 meters
  2. Baltany D12 S2025: Timeless Elegance and Modern Durability
    • Movement: Seagull ST1701 Automatic Movement
    • Dial Size: 36mm
    • Crystal: Double Dome Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating
    • Hands: Polished cathedral hands with two colors luminous (Super-LumiNova)
    • Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
    • Water Resistance: 100 meters
  1. Baltany D12 S2032: A Fusion of Precision and Style
    • Movement: VD78 Quartz Movement
    • Dial Size: 39mm
    • Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
    • Crystal: Dome Sapphire Crystal with AR Coating
    • Luminous Material: Swiss Super-Luminova Retro Yellow
    • Water Resistance: 200 meters

Design Excellence and Durability Unveiled

These watches feature designs inspired by the original Dirty Dozen watches, with black or white dials, sub-dials, and clear white numerals for readability. The inclusion of sapphire crystal enhances durability and scratch resistance. The use of Super-LumiNova on hands and indices ensures excellent legibility in low-light conditions.

A Notable Improvement: Dial Layout

One notable improvement is the modification of the dial layout to better accommodate the sub-dial, addressing a display issue present in the original D12 watches. Additionally, the white dial version incorporates a sandblasted technique for a unique and vintage-inspired appearance.

The Perfect Blend of Classic and Modern

The Baltany dirty dozen collection vintage watches offers a blend of classic and modern design elements, making them suitable for watch enthusiasts who appreciate both traditional style and contemporary features. These watches pay tribute to the historical significance of the Dirty Dozen watches while providing wearers with durable and stylish timepieces.

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