The 2018 editions of the Radio Room by Vostok-Europe take this immensely popular watch line to a whole new level. The Radio Room enshrines the Radio Room act of 1912 in a Vostok-Europe watch for generations to come. Resulting from the Titanic disaster, the Radio Room act of 1912 established radio silence periods where only emergency flash traffic it allowed. Part of what lead to the loss of life when the Titanic struck the iceberg was the inability of Radio Room operators to get there SOS out through all the chatter on the radio.
After the act became the law of the sea, all clocks in seafaring radio rooms of ships had these radio silence periods, indicated by the 3-minute wedges at 15 minute intervals on the dial (same as on the watch). Originally, there were only two at the top and bottom of the hour. Vostok, of Chistopol Russia, a different company than Vostok-Europe makes the mechanical clocks that still go in to Russian Naval ships today. That is why the Vostok-Europe Radio Room watch only uses the 32 Jewel mechanical movement from Vostok to drive the timekeeping.
In this new version, with a much larger dial, the watch has three complications -- a 24 hour indicator, a day-night indicator and the date. There are several color combinations to choose from that range from colors quite similar to the original clock to new, more modern combinations. All Radio Room watches are professional dive quality.
|Movement||32 jewel decorated automatic 2432 Vostok movement|
|Tolerance||Mean daily rate from -10 to +30 s/day|
|Crystal||Hardened K1 Mineral Crystal with anti-reflective coating (the K1 crystal system provides the shatter resistance of mineral and the scratch resistance of sapphire in one crystal. It is the optimum crystal for rugged, sports and adventure watches)|
|Dial Color||Black and Red|
|Case Material||316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel|
|Case Width||48 mm diameter (16mm thick)|
|Case Back||Exhibition caseback with decorated movement in full view|
|Strap Material||Double tang, dual layer leather strap with rivets between the lugs|
|Clasp Type||Double Tang Buckle|
|Water Resistance||20 ATM -- 200 Meters -- 656 Feet|
|Other Features||24 Hour Military time indicator and a day/night indicator|
- Case Material:
- 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel
- Case Width:
- Dial Color:
- Strap Type:
- Watch Type:
- Water Resistance:
- 20 ATM