Miyota 9015 self-winding mechanical movement
28,800 vibrations per hour (4.0 Hz)
Approx. 42 hours power reserve
Ø 41mm brushed 316L stainless steel case
Hand-polished chamfered lugs
120-click unidirectional rotatable bezel
60-minute matte black anodized aluminum insert
Patina luminescent capsule at zero
Flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Anti-reflective coating underside
Iconic matte black sandblasted Ⓣ 660ft = 200m dial
Applied hour markers w/ patina luminescent coating
Distinctive sword hands w/ patina luminescent coating
Arrow seconds hand w/ patina luminescent coating
BRACELET / STRAP
Premium black NATO strap
Brushed stainless steel pin buckle
Water-resistant to 300 meters / 1,000 feet
Embossed watertight screw-down crown
Solid fluted screw-down case back
“DISCOVERY OUR INSPIRATION”
Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s energy, it has a power with the eye. The highlight of crimson red on anthracite grey creates ambiences that encourage us to focus, dwell time on the present, a moment, this second. Just like the red safelight that illuminates the darkroom, stabilizes the image print process.
FIT FOR DUTY
HISTORY OF THE “MILSUB”
What is now one of the rarest of collectors’ watches, was once the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) standard-issue equipment. The MoD knocked on Rolex’s door in the 1970s, looking for a timepiece sturdy enough to survive underwater and in the field.
Over the course of the decade, around 1,200 pieces were manufactured for the British Royal Navy. Following decommissioning, these military field watches often were either destroyed by the MoD, or purchased by civilians or watch dealers, with most being transformed by removing the military features and changing the watch to a more “civilian” timepiece.
RED IS ONE OF
THE STRONGEST COLORS
DETAILS TELL ALL
THE 70s MILSUB 5517 SIGNATURE
We’ve made every effort to capture all the recognizable characteristics of the much sought-after ‘MilSub’. Among all the configurations of this MoD Project (MilSub 5513, 5514 & 5517), we especially admire the 5517. This unique version delivers only with sword hands and a full 60-minute bezel. These characteristics are not only prevalent in the MoD timepiece but appear in all present Rolex styles.
The sword symbolizes power, protection, authority, strength, and courage; metaphysically, it represents the penetrating power of intellect. Together with the full 60-minute bezel for complete precision, we believe these features are “must-have” remastered elements. The “MilSub” was an iconic military tool watch model that is a salute towards heroism, strength and Army elites.
IS A GOOD THING
PATINA ON VINTAGE DIALS
Using a modern tool watch for the base of this customization makes the TYPE S5 highly wearable, robust and accurate. Subtle nods to the vintage watch ageing can be seen in the patina giving that 1970s watch charm.
Patina is the discoloration of tritium or radium-based luminescent material on hands and markers, a signature of most vintage watches. It is no wonder patina is so sought after amongst watch collectors.
Our in-house design team spent many days working, researching, discussing, trying and failing to pinpoint the desired colour for customizing the shade of patina. This special “Nostalgic Beige” is the cornerstone of this remastered project, we applied it to the matte dial as well as the black anodized aluminium bezel.
RED IS ONE OF
THE STRONGEST COLORS
EXPLORE OUR INSPIRATIONS
CUSTOM T. WATCH ATELIER is an independent boutique watch design workshop specialising in crafting exclusive custom tool watches for watch enthusiasts. Armed with years of experience in the luxury watch auction industry and modifications of high-end rangefinder cameras, our work is the fruit of serious reflection on innovation and creativity.
CUSTOM T. WATCH ATELIER is an independent boutique watch design workshop specialized in crafting exclusive custom tool watches for watch enthusiasts.