This video shows the CX Swiss Military Dive Chronograph going through extreme durability tests. High-pressure water from an airport fire truck could not break the case or crystal. Shotgun blasts at close range could not penetrate. And even explosives powerful enough to destroy a car could not pierce the case. But maybe the most significant test was the test the video does not even show. The water-resistance test. For this test, the watch passed with flying colors. In fact, this is the world’s first mechanical timepiece to withstand a depth of 20,000 feet.

 

Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.