Last July I was able to review the Bertucci Vintage 44 Illuminated Field Watch here on WatchReport. You can see that review HERE . I was impressed with the look and feel of the watch and the overall construction, as Bertucci in my opinion really tries to create the perfect watch for those out in the field, or someone wanting a casual watch that is still rugged and can take abuse. That particular model was quartz, with tritium tubes.
The model being reviewed here, is one of their latest offerings, the Bertucci A3-T Navigator Ti-Matic, a full titanium case, with a large, clean dial, and a horween leather strap. It is also an automatic, in the form of the Miyota 9015. For the watch guys out there, looking for the upgrades, this might be the one for you.
Please take a look at my video presentation below:
Bertucci A3-T Navigator Ti-Matic Full specifications:
- 42mm Case diameter
- 50 mm case length
- 22mm lug width
- 11.5mm case thickness, about 13mm with strap
- Weight: 73 grams
- Durable U.S. patented brushed finish solid titanium A-3T case
- Titanium screw down crown & caseback
- Hardened anti-glare sapphire crystal
- Premium 24 jewel Japan automatic movement with date
- Sweeping second hand w/ hacking feature (stop second device)
- Swiss super luminous hands & numbers
- Period authentic WWII dial
- Integrated unbreakable titanium band retention lug bars
- 100 M water resistance
- Made in USA Horween® leather band
- 3-year warranty
- Price as shown on Horween Strap $409
This being the second model from Bertucci that I have reviewed, I would like to point out a few things, as it concerns price, and this Navigator model, for those that are looking for the best specs for the price. The Vintage 44 was a Swiss quartz with a sapphire crystal, in a titanium case with tritium tubes that sold for $439. This Navigator Ti-Matic is again a solid titanium case, with a Miyota 9015 automatic movement, with sapphire crystal, superluminova hands and markers, and a horween leather strap, for $409. When it comes to value, this one might edge it out in the end.
Another thing of note, as I spoke to previously about Bertucci Watches, is that they are designed in the USA, with the packaging and straps produced in the USA, while the watch cases, and in this example the movement, are made in Asia. They are trying to do as much in the USA as possible, under their relatively affordable price points. So, onto the watch:
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