posted on March 27, 2013 |
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Need a watch that can take a beating? Well, look no further than the Kaventsmann Triggerfish Bronze A2. Built with a shock resistant phosphor bronze movement, and encased in stainless steel with a polycarbonate crystal face, this time keeping heavyweight recently survived a planned encounter with 10 pounds of C-4 explosives.
Designed to be used by the U.S. Special Forces the watch was places 1 meter away from the explosive charge in a test to determine its strength.
How did the watch fare?
For the most part the Triggerfish was left intact. While the inner timing movement was jostled out of place, and the watch strap was obliterated, the overall structural integrity of the timepiece was solid. Future designs for the Triggerfish will include an improved movement holder to prevent the watch’s critical pieces from being thrown from their position in the event of an explosion.
According to the Kaventsmann Uhren Facebook page only 30 Triggerfish A2 watches were built with just one or two still up for grabs. If you’re interested in getting your hands on one of these nearly indestructible time pieces you’d better get in contact with the company in 3… 2… 1.
See the Watch Being Detonated:
Images Courtesy of Kaventsmann Uhren
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