New from Morpheus Fine Watches: The 1911 .45 Auto Watch


I used to collect timepieces. No capes. I mean, no quartz. Divorce halved my fortune; my Pateks, Rolexes and Breugets all have a new home. I now wear an ArmourLite Captain Field Series AL307. The most night visible watch face (in the history of the world ever) has withstood the test of time and the stout recoil generated of Joe Matafome’s S&W 500. So quartz is in! Which puts us into the arms of Morpheus Fine Watches 1911 .45 Commermorative watch. What’s this timekeeper got to do with the pistol design God delivered unto John Moses Browning? “This stunning commemorative version features 18k gold plating, a Swiss made Ronda quartz movement, thick sapphire crystal, and screw down crown for added water resistance (5 ATM).” And? “The robust case is 45mm in diameter and 14.25mm thick.” Other firearms-related features . . .

The dial features the pistol grip texture of the original firearm, along with the classic nib and screw at the 6 location. The date window surround is in the texture of the back of a .45 ACP round, and the bezel features the slide grooves. The dial fonts match the original pistol’s and the crown is textured to match the spring cap. The brown leather strap is designed after the original WWI style Army holster, complete with ‘US’ embossed on it and a matching gold brad.

This watch variant is limited to just 250 units, and each one is individually numbered on the case back. This introductory price of $545 will be increased as the edition sells through.

I wonder if the Great Gun Rush extends to watches. Watch this space.