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2011-11-30

RALF TECH WRX 'A' Hybrid® Commando HUBERT & RALF TECH

The KHB 'Commando Hubert' is a branch of the French Special Forces of the Marine National. The unit was set up by the Free French Forces in Great Britain alongside British Commandos during the Second World War and is named as such after Lieutenant Hubert Augustin, who was killed on D-Day during the Normandy landings.



The legendary unit of the 'Commando d'Action Sous-Marine' CASM 'Hubert', is the vanguard of the French Special Forces, who are deployed in the utmost secrecy on all continents and at the request of the Special Operations Command (SOC). It includes an operational company and a support company. The operational company is divided into four specific sections: Support, Maritime, Counter-Terrorism, Underwater Vehicles and Recon.



The Commandos who make up the operational company are all paratroopers and military frogmen. After a joint development with the technical staff of RALF TECH and then a year of testing at the heart of some of the most dangerous parts of the world, the men of the Commando Hubert adopted the WRX "A" to accompany them in all their combat missions.



The key points that brought about the selection of the WRX Hybrid® were:

* Quartz Cal. up to 12 times more precise than automatic movement.
* Mechanical automatic winding system.
* An autonomy of 60 days without a battery.

* Toughness tried and tested in the heart of battle.
* Anti-magnetic, so as to not disrupt other underwater instruments.
* Optimal reading of the dial



RALF TECH had delivered some watches to the Commando Hubert in 2010 for the development of their current model, 200 pieces on the 15th of September 2011 and another shipment is in progress for 2012. It is interesting that these orders were a deliberate choice, as all watches were purchased, in other words this was not a sponsorship operation. The commercial version of the WRX "A" Hybrid® is technically similar in all respects to the watches delivered to the men of the Commando Hubert with the exception of the emblem on the dial just above 6 o’clock.



MOVEMENT RTH001® HYBRID®

WATER-resistance Sealed for real diving at 50 fathoms under the current NATO specifications


CASE 316L surgical steel case with a diameter 47.5 mm (without crown)

BEZEL Steel and aluminum bezel, screwed, one-way, 120 clicks

CASE BACK Screwed and engraved with serial number

CROWN Screw-on crown and with protection

GLASS Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare 5.9 mm

LUME Professional index luminescent C3 SuperLuminova®

STRAPS Two 26mm NATO type tactical bracelets, hypoallergenic silicone

PACKAGING Small waterproof case with NATO specifications

MSRP €1’390

AVAILABILITY 200 pieces only from December 1st 2011

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