The River Rats edition watch; this it the Official Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association timepiece. SwissPL is in a partnership collaboration with the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association to produce these officially sanctioned River Rats timepieces.
Constructed in our 42mm case, 316L surgical-grade stainless steel watch case with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass with inner anti-reflective coating. Featuring the Valhalla Admission Ticket with SwissPL brandname. If you would like to personalize the Valhalla Ticket with your military ID, service number, PD Badge number… please let us know and we can make arrangements for you.
The 22mm metal bracelet is comprised of solid links, and uses screws (not pins), which is secured to the watch with solid end-pieces; and the bracelet buckle is equipped with a safety clasp. You can choose to upgrade your watch to the pvd-black case version.
The crown, located at the 3-position, is a screw-in style (not push in), meaning you tighten the crown onto the case threading which seals the watch and enables a water depth rating of 300 meters, which is 1,000 feet. The caseback is also screwed-down (not pop on), so that the insides of the watch are secured from the elements.
The movement driving your timepiece is a Swiss engine; power your watch with your choice of Quartz-analog battery movement, included in base price, or upgrade to the Automatic self-winding mechanical movement with 25 jewels.
The 316L steel material is ideally resistant to environmental corrosion and provides an optimum hypoallergenic function for contact with your skin. So regardless if you have a desk job, are engaged in covert spec-ops missions, or you’re just an avid sportsman, your timepiece will survive whatever you throw at it.
The dial fabrication is done in-house, using a traditional manual Swiss printing machine, producing one color at a time, to create the design. The watch uses a uni-directional bezel turning system with 4 bezel colors to choose from: black, blue, red and green. We have gold, silver and orange upon special request.
Select from the options: upgrade to the pvd-black case, upgrade to the metal bracelet, upgrade to the automatic movement, choose bezel color.
Your military career spans a lifetime of dedication and sacrifice, inherited from the men that came before, and passed on to those that follow. A proud tradition built on commitment and triumph, on honor and support. This timepiece is the perfect blend of style and function to encapsulate your heritage, and the milestones you achieved along the way.
Military Tested / Swiss Components / American Craftsmanship / Designed to Tell Your Story.
42mm Classic Watch Specifications:
• Case Size: 42mm (45mm with crown)
• Case Thickness: 12.30mm
• Lug to Lug: 50mm
• Lug Width: 22mm
• Case Weight: 178 grams
• Water Depth Rating: 300 meters (1000 feet)
• Sapphire Crystal Glass
• Screw-in crown
• Screw down caseback
• Unidirectional bezel
• Bracelet with screws and safety clasp