The four-piece stainless steel case is fully brushed save for polished accents on the bezel and lugs. Fitted with a sapphire crystal featuring anti-reflective coating, it has a screwed-down triple gasket crown. The watch is water-resistant to 10 ATM. The case is 43mm in diameter, has a thickness of 13mm and measures 22mm between the lugs.
The Case Back & Movement
The circular brushed case back is engraved with a limited edition number between '01 to 25'. It also features a handmade 18k rose gold medallion showing the American Red Cross medal that Ernest Hemingway was awarded for his service during the first world war. The modified 11 ½ ligne calibre VB - 24A automatic movement features 26 jewels, perlage and blued screws. Other highlights include a Glucydur balance, an Anachron balance spring and a Nivaflex 1 mainspring. The balance has a frequency of 28,800 bph and features a 38-hour power reserve and a skeletonised, decorated rotor. The movement is suspended in a ring of mu-metal which helps protect it from excessive magnetic forces.
The Dial & Hands
A double curved, sunray brushed army green dial, featuring off-white indexes and hour indications coated with Super-LumiNova ® 7500. Steel coloured hands treated with Super-LumiNova ® 7500.
The watch's Super Luminous Nova properties on the dial's well-defined indexes and hands, which are all easily visible and legible, even during low-light conditions. This feature ensures that the watch can be used effectively in all lighting situations, from the illuminated brightness of day to the subdued glow of night.
The Strap & Buckle
A 22.00 mm hand army green Italian crushed leather strap with off white stitching to match the green dial and a custom-made 20.00 mm all brushed with polished highlights stainless steel Van Brauge buckle.
The watch is supplied in a beautiful, handmade British Racing Green box, featuring an outer sleeve. The box contains a customised spring bar tool, a luxury polishing cloth, hangtag, Van Brauge brochure, owner's medallion, a spare strap and the warranty booklet. In addition, the watch is supplied with a signed copy of 'Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935 - 1961' by Nicholas Reynolds.
In arguably his most famous novel, For Whom The Bell Tolls, and in his role as a war correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, Hemingway proved that he could back up his thoughts and words with courageous actions. He was a fearless and skilled soldier, albeit unconventional, respected for his leadership of French resistance fighters and the American troops at the Battle of Bulge. The story that Hemingway, along with American soldiers, ‘liberated’ the bar of the Ritz in Paris at the end of the war is considered more than a myth.
Hand built in Windsor / England
Five year extended warranty
Free international shipping