SKU: P-38-P76-MB-RBRK1

PAC-76 Sand Leather

Sale price$345.00

The PAC-76 Chronograph

A TRUE 7O'S FIELD WATCH REVIVAL

The PAC-76 Chronograph

A TRUE 7O'S FIELD WATCH REVIVAL

As stated in the collection name, the PAC-76 is a true 70s field chronograph initially designed with absolute functionality in mind. Despite its strong military origins, the PAC-76 is soaked in a 70s aesthetic - who said field watches couldn’t be fashionable? From the oversized 12 & 6 indexes to the funky PRAESIDUS logo on the caseback, you’ll have the look and feel of a watch revived from a bygone golden age of pilot chronographs and innovation.

The PAC-76 Chronograph

EMBOSSED INDEXES OPTIMAL LEGIBILITY

Our PAC-76 Chronograph strikes the perfect balance between legibility & functionality. As a bi-compax chronograph, it is always a difficult task to ensure legibility of the main face; we’ve focused on using varying dial textures to promote visibility. The embossed main indexes pop-out thanks to their added volume relative to the “popcorn” dial and are reinforced by patina lume points on the outer-edges of the dial. For the two debossed sub-dials, we’ve switched the texture from “popcorn” to vinyl adding a sharp contrast for such a packed dial.

The PAC-76 Chronograph

A PILOT BI-COMPAX CHRONOGRAPH

The PAC-76 comes from a clear lineage of bi-compax pilot chronographs used mainly by the Royal Air-force (RAF) before digital watches existed. In the 70s, the chrono function was especially useful for counting elapsed time precisely and using it for basic navigation, fuel consumption and speed calculations. We’ve gone for a Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz chonrograph essentially getting quartz precision while conserving the second hand “sweep” feeling of a true mechanical chronograph.

THIN AND COMPACT 38MM ASYMMETRIC CASE

Thanks to the VK-64 Meca-Quartz movement, the PAC-76 is only 11.3mm thick despite its box domed K1 crystal. Coming in at a very 70s size of 38,5mm diameter (with pushers) the watch wears incredibly well on the wrist despite its bicompax functions. The assymetrical case design also serves to protect the pushers from side impacts adding to the resilience of the overall watch in the field.

THIN AND COMPACT 38MM ASYMMETRIC CASE

Thanks to the VK-64 Meca-Quartz movement, the PAC-76 is only 11.3mm thick despite its box domed K1 crystal. Coming in at a very 70s size of 38,5mm diameter (with pushers) the watch wears incredibly well on the wrist despite its bicompax functions. The assymetrical case design also serves to protect the pushers from side impacts adding to the resilience of the overall watch in the field.

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