British watch brand Nite Watches has released its first model featuring an automatic movement – the ICON Automatic-215.
The move marks a huge step for the company and one that it has been aiming to do for some time.
In addition to the Swiss Made GTLS illumination and Sellita SW200 movement, the ICON Automatic-215 features a screw-down crown, 316L stainless steel and sapphire crystal front and back, to provide durability and a viewing window into the inner workings of the movement.
“In combining the un-rivalled reliability of GTLS (tritium) illumination from mb-microtec with the heavily coveted Swiss made SW200 automatic movement from Sellita, we believe that we have created the ultimate self-powered watch,” stated Roger Green, founder and managing director of Nite Watches.
Nite Watches said the model is available to pre-order now, retailing at £600 for a version fitted with black leather and £680 for the stainless steel bracelet option
Green started in the watch business in 1998 and lays claim to being the first person to introduce GTLS (Gaseous Tritium Light Source) watches into the British market, which he did successfully over a period of four years.
The direct-selling company has previously won a contract to supply British Special Forces with its MX10-001 model, which led to it being issued a NATO codification reference.