Counting Down From Ten – We Bid Farewell To A Legend

CX Swiss Military 12,000Ft

You may recall that at the end of January we gave away a superbly made monster dive watch from Swiss watch maker CX Swiss Military to one of our lucky readers. The infamous 20,000ft diving watch currently holds the Guinness World Record for the deepest diving watch ever made and is renowned for being all but indestructible. However, what many people don’t realize is that the accomplishments of the 20,000ft would never have been possible without the pioneering spirit of its predecessor, the 12,000ft. And now your chance to own one of these history making pieces is fast running out.

Paving The Way
A former world record holder in its own right, the 12,000ft really brought CX Swiss Military’s formidable watch making capabilities into the spotlight and demonstrated just what the brand was capable of. Like its successor, the real attraction of the 12,000ft is not so much the actual level of water pressure it can withstand but the fact that the company has been able to produce a piece that it is so robust and versatile that it is literally suited to all conditions, no matter how extreme.

That’s not to say that the 12,000ft is not a celebrated dive watch in its own right, however. Lauded all over the globe by professional and recreational divers alike, it managed to hold onto the Guinness World Record for deepest diving watch from 2005 – 2008, which we are sure you will agree is no mean feat. Alas, like all good things, the dream run must come to an end and so it is time for the 12,000ft to bid farewell to its global legion of fans.

But don’t worry, as you would expect from a former world record holder, its going out in style.

CX Swiss Military 12,000Ft

Last Chance To Own A Piece Of History
A total of 365 final pieces have been made and the last 10 to ever be produced will be sold by our good friends over at the Watch & Clock Forum. That means this is your chance to buy the last, former world-record holding CX Swiss Military 12,000ft watch ever made! So what are you waiting for, get over there and get your order in now before it’s too late!

The Final Word
Admittedly you may decide that it’s better to go with the current world-record holder and certainly there would be nothing wrong with that, it is an exceptionally well-made watch which will last several lifetimes.

Consider this though; the 12,000ft is far more limited not to mention quite a lot thinner (relatively speaking) than its bigger, chunkier brother plus you’ll have a great story to tell your grandkids (that’s right, it will last that long, and then some). Add to this the fact that it’s powered by the exact same, highly regarded COSC certified Valjoux 7750 movement as the 20,000ft and you see its really quite an attractive timepiece.

We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Tom Mulraney
Tom is the founder and editor of The Watch Lounge. Together with his team he is dedicated to bringing you the best, original content you won't find anywhere else on the net.


  1. Thomas Carey

    I told them I wanted one for me personally so I am quite sure there is less than 10. =) The last one will also come with a few items which will be special to this particular example. I can’t reveal any more info at present. =)

  2. Cliff

    I already have one of these. I like it. Built like a tank, and almost as big! So I had to smile when I saw your comment on it being thinner than the 20,000. That is like saying 999,999,000 is smaller than one trillion. While factual, really does not mean much. 🙂

  3. Pete Hernandez

    Hello to all.
    I am lucky enough to own both. The 20,000 was purchased first, then, after careful reviewing, I had to purchase it’s brother (the”last Black”). Both are great in their own right. However,”really DOES mean a lot”. The 12,000 feet has the most powerful, yet esthetically pleasing lines I have ever seen in this specialized large watch. When you consider that the 8mm slightly domed sapphire crystal has to fit into this lower profile case, is a great technical achievement in itself.
    As you know, the current watch craze is for XL watches. That is not hard to do. However, to make one that has a legendary movement (COSC), including all the other great specs this has, is truly remarkable.
    I purchased both pieces from Christoph at Charmex North America. My hope is that they or another highly regarded watch maker will continue this tradition of fine craftsmanship.
    And finally…yes Tom, I was not disappointed.
    Thanks to all

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