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06-09-2012, 11:02 AM #1
Ralf Tech Watches The Choice of Commando Hubert.
Page and Cooper are proud to be appointed dealers for Ralf Tech Watches.
The Ralf Tech WRX A Hybrid has been designed in co-operation with the legendary unit of the 'Commando d'Action Sous-Marine' CASM 'Hubert', which is the vanguard of the French Special Forces, who are deployed in the utmost secrecy on all continents and at the request of the Special Operations Command (SOC).
A short history:
If it had not been for a fateful meeting between Pascal Bernabé (European deep dive record-holder) and Frank Hughye founder of Ralf Tech (a renowned scuba diving equipment company), Ralf Tech Watches might never have been.
Pascal declared that he intended to break the World Record for deep diving of 318 meters. When Frank asked Pascal why he had approached Ralf Tech instead of the numerous larger diving equipment companies, Pascal told him that those companies were not interested. They did not want to take the risk of their logos being found on the body of a man who had perished in this dangerous attempt! Frank told Pascal, “It’s ok. I don’t care if you die, I’ll say it was all your fault, my equipment was fine!”
However Frank an avid watch collector, was fascinated by the challenge and took his involvement one step further. Could he craft a mechanical watch that could withstand the pressures this record attempt would involve?
After consulting with experts from both watch and diving industries, Frank developed a true divers watch, one that had been tested to 300m in Haux Laboratories (the German manufacturer of decompression chambers) professional water pressure chamber.
On July 9th 2005 Pascal descended to 330 meters setting a new world record. During the descent Pascal’s dive computer failed, but his Ralf Tech Watch kept running.
To celebrate this World Record Extreme (WRX) Frank decided to put his record breaking watch into very limited production, in 2005 just 500 pieces of the WRK1 were made.
As a testament to the extreme performance of Ralf Tech watches, Commando Hubert, the specialist combat divers of the French Navy, chose Ralf Tech to develop their own combat ready watch. Commando Hubert has taken delivery of their first order and have already commissioned a second run.
Today only a few thousand watches a year are produced by a specialist team of 15 in Lajoux Switzerland. Each watch is a numbered limited edition.
Rare, powerful and exclusive, the ultimate diver’s watch; Ralf Tech invite you to “Be Part of The Story”