Material:Stainless steel, 316L, DLC coating Dial: Black carbon, BGW9 Blue lume Case:41*50*13 mm Movement:Seiko VK67 mecaquartz Crystal:Scratch proof sapphire, glareproofed Water resistant:10 atm / 100 meters Warranty:5 years Bracelet: Stainless steel DLC or genuine leather
The Whitefox Chronograph is named after the 1st Helicopter squadron, call-sign 'Whitefox', in the Swedish Air Force. The watch is the result of a collaboration between MALM and the Whitefox squadron aiming for a customized wrist watch with inspiration collected from their NH90 helicopter. The NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter purchased by the Swedish Air Force in the late 90's. It is developed to fulfill NATO requirements with high capability in naval environment as well in the cold harsh environment found in northern Sweden.
By using a black carbon dial and a DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) coating, the Whitefox Chronograph is heavily inspired by thethe durable carbon and composite airframe in the NH90 helicopter. Applying this thin DLC layer adds hardness to the entire surface of the watch, protecting the case and bracelet from scratches and other forms of wear. It also prevents dust build-up, protecting parts and reduce friction between watch components. The carbon dial adds a unique and luxurious look to the complete watch face with indices, subdials and hands collected from various gauges and details in the NH90 cockpit.
The watch runs on a movement from Seiko called VK67 which is a combination of modern quartz technology and traditional mechanical engineering. Hour- minute and second hands runs on battery and the chronograph runs on the mechanical parts with a 1/5 sweeping center positioned second hand. This hybrid movement makes the Whitefox watch a very reliable, accurate and durable wrist watch. The top surface of the sapphire crystal is treated with a coating protecting it from stains and fingerprints. The bottom surface of the crystal has a double anti-reflective coating to create the best possible visibilty. The watch has a water resistancy of 10 atm / 100 meters with a screwed down crown.
The left subdial shows elapsed hours, top subdial elapsed minutes and bottom subdial live seconds. Date window is located at 3 o'clock.