The Traser watch model identify was launched in 1989 and is a division of Swiss-based mb-microtec, which makes illumination for a number of industries.

Headquartered (close to Bern) in Niederwangen, Switzerland, all Traser watches are 100% Swiss-made, are waterproof to a minimal of 200 meters, and have Trigalight self-powered illumination know-how that makes use of protected tiny glass tubes full of tritium to offer a vivid, dependable gentle supply for a decade or longer with no exterior vitality wanted — day or evening.

Traser P69 Black Stealth Sand NATO lumeshot

Historical past

Based in 1969 by Oskar Thüler, the physicist who found and developed Trigalight self-powered illumination know-how, mb-microtec is the worldwide chief in growing, manufacturing, and producing self-illuminating gaseous gentle sources.

With round 100 workers and a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit that was inaugurated in 2018, mb-microtec manufactures illumination merchandise in-house for the watch, aerospace, automotive, and safety industries.

Based on Traser, “The event and manufacture of the world’s first self-illuminating watch by Traser’s mum or dad firm, mb-microtec, resulted within the institution of the Traser model in 1989. A batch of 300,000 of “The Authentic”, the primary traser watch (Ref. P6500 Kind 6), was provided to the US Military and was designed in accordance with their distinctive specs.

Record-breaking Traser T1000 dial close-up
File-breaking Traser T1000 dial close-up

In 2011, Traser launched a customized design for the Swiss Air Power in addition to a restricted version for 2 Russian particular items. In 2012, Traser offered a particular version for the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Air Power and, from 2015 to 2017, Traser was the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de Suisse.

To rejoice the fiftieth anniversary of mb-microtec, Traser broke a world report with the T1000, it developed the world’s brightest self-luminous watch. The one-of-a-kind timepiece made its déhowever at Baselworld 2019, the world’s largest commerce present for the watch business. With an unimaginable 318 Trigalight pipes, the T1000 glows with an depth of greater than 1000 microlumens — 50 occasions stronger than any standard watch with H3 know-how. The luminous flux was examined and authorized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS).”

As we speak, Traser produces three collections: Out of doors, Tactical, and Divers.

Traser P68 Pathfinder Automatic
Traser P68 Pathfinder Automated

Out of doors

The Traser Out of doors assortment consists of a broad vary of timepieces together with chronographs, GMTs, and three hand fashions (Swiss computerized or quartz). That is the model’s so-called “trendy” line but the watches nonetheless function 46 mm diameter circumstances (in chrome steel or composite supplies, 200 meters of waterproof, and dependable Trigalight tritium-filled tubes. The gathering is made up of the P96 Out of doors Pioneer, P68 Pathfinder GMT, P68 Pathfinder Automated, P67 Officer Professional Chronograph, P67 Officer Professional Automated, P67 Officer Professional, P59 Important, and P59 Traditional.

Retail costs vary from $340 to $1,170.

Traser P67 Diver Automatic
Traser P67 SuperSub Diver Automated


Traser began with tactical watches in 1989 and that’s nonetheless a core focus. Diving watches are a pure complement to tactical watches as each are sometimes designed for true skilled makes use of. The P67 SuperSub Diver and P67 SuperSub Diver Automated are available in 46 mm diameter chrome steel circumstances and are depth-rated to 500 meters of water resistance in comparison with the remainder of the Traser watch fashions, which have 200 meters. The P67 SuperSub Diver options an computerized helium escape valve for skilled saturation diving, a rotating ceramic count-up dive bezel for timing, and dependable Trigalight tritium-filled tubes to make sure visibility even within the darkest underwater circumstances.

Retail costs vary from $705 to $1,495.

Traser P99 Q Tactical
Traser P99 Q Tactical


In 1989, after intensive analysis and engineering, The Authentic (P6500 Kind 6) — the primary self-illuminated watch ever produced — was provided to the US Military. The skilled Tactical assortment nonetheless represents the core of Traser. The P99 T Tactical and P99 Q Tactical, which most carefully resemble the primary Mil-Spec Traser watch (the P6500 Kind 6), to the modern P66 Tactical Mission and P69 Black Stealth traces the Tactical line embodies the model’s roots “…with extremely resistant supplies, uncompromising performance, strong design, and a robust look.”

Retail costs vary from $555 to $890.

Traser P99 Q Tactical lumeshot

Skilled Illumination

Whether or not making illumination for the sights on a gun or a tactical watch, Trigalight know-how by mb-microtec delivers essentially the most constant skilled self-powered lighting. All Traser wristwatches function Trigalight self-powered tritium-filled tubes — designed for something from informal use to mountain climbing, diving, aviation, and full-fledged skilled tactical conditions.

Images by Traser.