Sadly, even success in two world wars was no protection in a market flooded with new quartz watches within the Seventies. In 1972, when the lease on their Hatton Backyard workshop expired, Lyons let it lapse and shut up store.
Don Cochrane is Claude Lyons’ great-grandson, so there’s actual integrity to the brand new Vertex model title. In truth, one suspects he’d no extra put an affordable motion in a nasty case than use the incorrect oil in his hardcore R1200GS BMW. His first providing was a modernized model of the WWW Cal 59 Nav mannequin – the unique Soiled Dozen watch – utilizing a Swiss stainless-steel case and a contemporary ETA 7001 motion. Now, he’s launching the M60 AquaLion, the agency’s first diver.
The AquaLion could also be Vertex’ first purpose-built dive watch, however, sometimes of Dan’s work, it has a quite neat hyperlink to the previous. Keep in mind Vertex was initially The Dreadnought Watch Firm? The ‘Dreadnought’ was symbolized by a legendary creature, half lion, half fish. Very appropriately, you’ll discover one on the caseback of your AquaLion. There’s one other reference for individuals who know; every watch has a serial quantity on the caseback and the motion that begins with ‘FN’. Dreadnought means ‘Concern Nothing’.