Item code: 74004
The CWC SBS is issued to certain Royal Navy Submarine crew and we have produced the E9 as a tribute to the bravery and defiance of past and present submarine crews.
WCU 'We Come Unseen' skull and crossbones printed in luminous paint on the dial. (The Jolly Roger is low glow.)
The Jolly Roger is a symbol that has been used by submarines, primarily those of the Royal Navy Submarine Service and its predecessors. The practice came about during WWI: remembering comments by first sea lord Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, who complained that submarines were "underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English" and that personnel should be hanged as pirates.
Lieutenant Commander Max Horton began flying the flag after returning from successful patrols. Initially, Horton's submarine HMS E9 flew an additional flag after each successful patrol, but when there was no room for more, the practice was changed to a single large flag, onto which symbols indicating the submarine's achievements were sewn.
- Water resistant to 30 atmospheres, 300m
- One-way time elapse bezel, 120-click
- PVD BLACK stainless steel case
- Supplied with CWC Land-Sea-Air strap
45mm diameter including crown (41mm excluding crown), 47mm lug to lug,
20mm lug width. Bezel diameter is 40mm, crystal is 31mm.
- Screw down crown
- Screw down caseback
- Swiss made Ronda 715 quartz movement
- SuperLuminova markings
- Sapphire glass, anti-glare
- Swiss-made using Swiss parts