With the founding of traser in 1989, the Bernese watch brand set itself a bright pioneering spirit. So this in the literal sense: „The Original“ was the first self-illuminated watch in the world. It was created by an invention of the parent company mb-microtec: trigalight – tiny glass tubes coated with zinc sulphide and filled with tritium will shine with unchanged intensity for at least ten years without an external energy supply such as a battery or sunlight. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of mb-microtec, traser has once again created a glowing sensation in its quiver: the world‘s brightest self-luminous watch. And what better place to present it to the public for the first time, than the world‘s largest watch fair?
A classic family affair! traser, the Bern-based watchmaking company, and its sister company trigalight present the T1000, the world’s brightest watch with self-powered illumination. The concept watch was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of mb-microtec, the parent company. This firm is the global market leader in the development and production of self-luminous light sources. The radiant sensation will debut at Baselworld 2019.
It glows with an intensity of over 1000 microlumens and is fitted with no fewer than 318 trigalight pipes. The light output was measured and certified by the Federal Office of Metrology (METAS): the traser T1000 is the brighest self-illuminated watch in the world. A proprietary development, it shines 50 times more brightly than any conventional watch with H3 technology that by combining zinc sulphide and tritium gas generates light in tiny glass tubes. The record-breaking watch is a special model that pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of mb-microtec. The Bern-based company is the inventor of the self-powered illumination technology trigalight and world market leader in processing glass capillary tubes. traser’s parent company has been pioneering luminescence for 50 years and developed the world’s very first watch with self-powered illumination.
Headquartered in Niederwangen, the company developed trigalight, a unique technology for the defence and watch industries. Tiny glass tubes coated with zinc sulphide and filled with tritium will shine with unchanged intensity for at least ten years without an external energy supply such as a battery or sunlight. Every dial and every hand of a manually crafted traser watch is fitted with the tiny self-illuminated trigalight glass tubes. This guarantees constant readability of the time, even at night and in difficult light conditions.
Technical data T1000 – Swiss made
Luminous elements: 318 trigalight tubes on the dial
Light output: (1100 ± 110) μlm
Activity: 41.8 GBq
MSRP: Concept watch, not for sale