The New Trafalgar features a patented bezel control feature which is used to both wind the mainspring of the automatic movement and more critically the bezel is used to set both time and date with ease.
Using the outer structure of the case as part of the adjustment mechanism harkens back to submarine clocks and timers that had to be opened to be adjusted.
The New Trafalgar has a modified Miyota 8215 21 Jewel Self-winding Automatic movement at its core. The 8215 has been and is an utterly robust and reliable pieces of machinery crafted in Japan offering 40 hours of timekeeping accuracy powered by the wearers wrist movement or in the case of the Trafalgar through a quick counter clockwise turn of the bezel while the watch is in use.
The Motto of the Royal Navy's Submarine Service remarks upon the clandestine nature of the submarines movement under the waves.
For the hundred years of service, the Submarines and submariners of the Royal Navy have evolved from being regarded as renegades “underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English" to being regarded as a crucial part of the countrys Naval Defense.
A small reminder then on the side of each Trafalgar on the side of the 9 olock individually screwed into the case.
The Canteen fixture on the watch is manufactured out of 10 individual pieces each individually plated and crafted to protect the setter button adding a level of protection against the elements.
An inner ring is carefully stamped, polished and inlaid inside the case, adding another level of detail and precision engineering drawing from the lines and construction of the submarines themselves.
Each component from the geared levels of the bezel through to the oversized indexes.
Each piece is harmonioulsy engineered to fit both technically and to resonate aesthetically.
Where you may see a submarine detailed buckle as an add on, the Submarine punch through stainless steel tang buckle come standard with each Trafalgar.
Each buckle is bold, strong yet utterly wearable and crafted to the line of the leather strap for a no-nonsense comfortable fit.
The Ballast Trafalgar's strap is no less an investment of time, material and design. The result is a beautifully robust, yet supple cut edge strap made from leathers tanned in Italy.
Each strap is 4 mm thick yet is pliable and completely comfortable on the wrist.
Cross stitched by hand, the Ballast Trafalgar strap is carefully cut, painted and finished individually.
Each two tone leather strap blends perfectly to the colour and tones of the case and bezel.
While the strap is affixed for a strong snug fit,it is also easily removed by a self removabe spring bar for future customization and versatility.