Constructed from detailed heat resistant silicone, each coaster closely conveys the character of its namesake design, and serves perfectly as a soft valet placement on which to rest your timepiece, or as a base to relax your beverage.
SET - B:
05-B: MK.X WWW / Dirty Dozen Dial Coaster - 1945
Commissioned by the British MoD, the MK.X gained the “Dirty Dozen” nick name from the 12 manufacturers tasked with producing them. Featuring a 6 o’clock sub dial and radium lume markers, it replaced the white dialled ATP predecessor and is marked with the Pheon military arrow icon.
06-B: Mil-W-50717 Type-1 Dial Coaster - 1961
A highly distinctive dive dial design, notably with an absence of numbers and instead a triangle 12, and rectangles for each 3, 6 and 9 hour positions. Equipped with tritium luminous paint at each marker, its case featured an asymmetrical profile which served as an integrated crown protector.
07-B: Trench Dial Coaster - 1918
Trench watches were the first mass adoption of wrist worn military time pieces and can often be found with angular gothic style numerals. Radium paint did not adhere well to the enamel dial surfaces, so indentations were made to anchor the lume, with a double upper dot to aid orientation in complete darkness.
08-B: MK.XI / 6B-346 Coaster - 1949
Commissioned by the British MoD under strict specifications, the MKXI was issued to the RAF and several other Air forces and applications. Equipped with a hacking function and its distinctive triangle and baton markers, it continued to be manufactured into the early 80s.
Explore Set-A for a selection of 4 more iconic vintage military dial designs.