Elliot Brown Holton NIVO Rubber Strap Wristwatch R02
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This specific NIVO (Night Invisible Varnish, Orfordness) colour-way was uncovered whilst researching the use of specific military colours beyond the usual olive drab, black, and desert shades.
The NIVO has a paler grey case than our other Holtons to bring the dial colour up, and has pink/sand luminous fill in the hands and pale green/sand luminous dial graphics in place of the usual Holton pale green.
Brand new boxed stock with full retail boxes & paperwork
5 Year warranty
101-003-R02 Gent's Holton NIVO Rubber Strap Wristwatch
- 9H-3H - 43mm excluding crowns
- 12H-6H - 52mm max to tip of case shoulders
- Maximum thickness - 12mm
Bezel: high grip, uni directional divers bezel case hardened to 1200HV Vickers with matt PVD coating whose hardness matches that of the hardened bezel. Highly resistant to marking and provides an outer layer of protection for the watch. The high grip texture enables the bezel to be turned by gripping the sides or pressing downwards and the fine hobnail pattern ensures the bezel can't be caught on anything, turning it accidentally
Case: 316L stainless, beadblasted anti reflective pale gunmetal grey PVD plated at the maximum thickness without loss of definition on case detailing (approx twice the industry standard thickness). Every watch is individually pressure tested to 200m at several points during production
Crown: easy to use yet highly protected. Deeply recessed, screws down into watch case, triple sealed, hobnail knurling for secure grip, 4H position keeps it out of harms way.
Dial: Dark Matt Green NIVO colour, anti-reflective, easy to read at a glance day or night with a military bearing that’s relevant and familiar. The hour markers are bold luminous sand green parallelograms reminiscent of 1970s military dive watches, brought up to date with our trademark 12-3-6-9 cardinal graphics, with a bold triangle at 12H to help orientate the watch when it’s dark
Hands: clear differentiation between hours, minutes and seconds hands with minimal chance of confusion. Short stubby ‘sword’ hour hand, long slender parallel minutes hand with pointed tip that reaches precisely to the minute markers, both infilled with pink sand Superluminova. The seconds hand has a fine yellow painted tip and luminous filled arrow head counterbalanced by a dark gunmetal ‘lollipop’
Crystal: bevelled 2mm sapphire with anti reflective coating applied to the inner surface to minimise glare for perfect visibility in all light conditions. It’s mounted fractionally below the hardened bezel to minimise the chance of the edge becoming chipped, with a matching black sealing ring. To pass QC, every crystal must be capable of withstanding an impact applied 3 times by a 17mm steel ball dropped from 0.5m
Movement: Swiss Ronda calibre 715 with low-battery/end of life indicator that prevents the watch being issued with a low battery. It is housed inside a proprietary shock protection system consisting of a steel housing suspended by elastomer shock absorbers. Projected battery life is approximately 3 years
Strap: Gunmetal Grey Rubber Strap. Fitted with our patented buckle
Strap fixing: solid steel strap bars that screw directly into the case shoulders, driven by a 5-lobe head so that the driver (included with the watch) can't slip or climb out, ensuring simple and fast strap changes whilst also providing maximum security - no spring-bars to break
Caseback: bolted down using hex bolts creating a perfect compression seal and correct tension for the shock absorption system. Multiple surfaces minimise skin contact for comfort and bolting the case down ensures the case back logo and detailing are always aligned perfectly
The Elliot Brown company is a whole made up of two highly impressive halves. One half lives in the form of Ian Elliot, a co-founder of renowned watch brand Animal, and the very man who built the brand up from one innovative product and an 'unbreakable' watch-strap. The other half is Alex Brown, who notoriously turned down a job at Cartier to thrive in the exciting environment of surf company Animal's watch department. This information alone ought to give you a clue as to the true, understated cool of this attractive collection of watches.
Every Elliot Brown is the result of 1000’s of hours spent obsessing over the smallest details; refining, improving, inventing, and testing. These hard-wearing watches shrug off harsh elements and are relied upon for ocean crossings, mountain rescues, and just about any kind of extreme or arduous adventure.
With collaborations designing and producing bespoke watches for Military personnel and groups within the Security and Intelligence community, Elliot Brown have produced the first military issued watch from a British company in over a decade.
Platatac are proud to be authorised distributors for Elliot Brown in Australia.