The Maxton V2 is a re-issue of our popular Maxton, which is a sporty three-dial chronograph featuring an in-house designed 39MM cushion case. Powered by a Miyota quartz movement, and accented by a lumed ceramic bezel, the Maxton is a truly unique piece.
We partnered with Wes Tillman of Vulta Watch Design on this Maxton makeover! Wes brings a deep passion to all aspects of the design process and has an undeniable eye when it comes to a clean & purposeful esthetic.
From Wes at Vulta Watch Design:
"I am an American millennial who was working toward being a residential architect when 2008 happened. With the passion-as-career route temporarily closed, my off-days were dumped unceremoniously into the black hole of creation for my own enjoyment. In that space I developed strong positions on nearly every application and nuance of design and composition, from architecture to music production, and cemented my belief that every small detail, every ratio, every shade and hue of every color in every project, matters. When it can't even be articulated, it can be felt.Vulta is my no-strings-attached attempt to share my borderline obsessive design approach with whoever thinks it's compelling, in the most honest and unpretentious way I can. With watches as with all things, that means doing the little things right and acknowledging history and context without using them as crutches. " -Wes Tillman
We LOVE a nice bright lume on a watch, so that's why we chose C3 Super-LumiNova, one of the brightest options available.
We love admiring the distinct details of vintage chronographs, and we think one of the coolest features are textured subdials. The grooves of the subdials bring a depth to the watch face, plus they create a unique look as light reflects in a dynamic pattern.
We had a lot of options available when determining what type of bezel to use, but we knew it had to be ceramic. Ceramic bezels are known for their durability and scratch resistance, especially when compared to steel or aluminum. Also, ceramic bezels have a wonderful shine that really sets them apart, plus makes the watch stand out.
We know how important it is for a watch to feel comfortable, that's why the bracelet on the Maxton V2 tapers from 22MM at the lugs down to 20M at the extension clasp. As an upgrade to the bracelet, the Maxton V2 bracelet can be resized by removing links via screws.
Here's the deal, this ratchet extension clasp is REALLY GOOD. I know everyone says theirs is the best, but trust me here, this one is slick. There are six positions for adjustability in the extension clasp, so on-the-go adjustments are a piece of cake. The clasp also includes three micro-adjuster holes so you can dial-in that perfect fit.
We wanted a departure from the traditional round watch, so we designed a custom cushion case that measures 39MM. This in-house design was made using CAD software and a 3D printer. Being able to have this technology allowed us to continuously tweak the model until we knew it was perfect. Many hours and prototypes later, the Maxton was born.
The Maxton draws its name from the famous Maxton Mile in North Carolina, a land speed track built on an old army air base. Back when it was in use, the mile-long track allowed racers to push their vehicles to the limit and achieve the highest speed during the one mile distance.
On the Maxton, the tachymeter function of the bezel requires the user to know a standard measure of distance. The Maxton Mile was exactly one mile long, making it the perfect namesake.