Is a Milus watch worth sparing a soldier’s life? The US Navy sure thinks so—or, at least, they did during World War II. The history behind Milus Snow Star Heritage Automatic is fascinating. Originally issued to Navy pilots as part of their “life barter kit”—a kit to be used as an offering in exchange for one's life in case of a crash or unexpected ejection—the watch carries with it tons of historical significance. Oddly enough, Milus didn’t even know this about its own brand until just a few years ago. So, in honor of the story behind the timepiece, Milus made a limited-edition Snow Star as part of a 1,940-piece run. And we were fortunate enough to get our hands on a few of them, each with a host of extras, just like in the life barter kit from nearly 80 years ago.
Note: This drop is limited to 19 units.
Featuring a minimal stainless steel look, the Milus Snow Star is slick and subdued. Inside the watch is a Sellita SW200-1 movement with a 38-hour power reserve. To protect it, it’s got a stainless steel case and sapphire crystal. In addition to the watch, this set comes with a pair of stainless steel cufflinks (you'll want to dress up with a piece like this one on the wrist). The cuff links have a mini compass on them, an homage to those in the service without being exceedingly rugged. If you want an even more old-school, military-inspired look, take off the leather strap and put it on the black nylon NATO, also included.
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is Aug 27, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.