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RALF TECH - Académie "Veteran" Black

RALF TECH Académie "Veteran" Black

With an aesthetic reminiscent of the Second World War, this Marine National bracelet's model offers us a moment of history.

A little history…

Tuesday June 6, 1944, 12:16 a.m. It’s at this very precise hour that Major John Howard’s men jump from the bodies of the six British gliders that have just landed. Objective: the taking of the Benouville bridge "EUSTON 1 code" better known by the name of "Pegasus Bridge" and the Ranville bridge "EUSTON 2 code". The mission, "Take over the two bridges by a helping hand operation, the success of which would depend on the effect of surprise, speed of execution and determination" ...

In about fifteen minutes everything is finished and the code "Ham and Jam, Ham and Jam, Ham and Jam" is sent. The losses are light, two soldiers killed and fourteen others wounded. The operation is a success. They will last until 12:02 am, seeing the arrival of Lord LOVAT's No. 4 commandos arriving with his bagpipe Bill Millin in mind.

Académie « Véteran » Black

Commandos Benouville © RALF TECH

That same day, at 7h32 mn, in front of the beach of Sword Beach, in the Queen Red Sector, the two LCI barges n ° 527 and 523 carrying the 177 French commando seafarers commanded by Corvette Captain Philippe KIEFFER have the honor to first touch the soil of France. Integrated into Lord LOVAT's 1st Special Service Brigade, they are grouped together in Commando N ° 4, commanded by Colonel DAWSON. This one, just before the assault, perched on one of the barges filled with British commandos, went up to the level of the French boats and cried out to them. "Go first, French gentlemen" ... !!

Académie « Véteran » Black

Académie « Veteran » Black © RALF TECH

These commandos have various objectives this morning, to put out of combat several pieces of artillery constituting the defense of the sector and to take the Casino of Riva Bella. It was during street fighting in Ouistreham that Lieutenant Augustin Hubert was killed at the head of his K Gun Troop section. It will give its name to the famous Commando d'Action Sous-Marine Hubert. It is around 4:00 p.m., fighting the enemy as they advance in the lands that they will join the elements of the D Compagny of the 2nd Battalion Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry commanded by Major John Howard who took possession of the Benouville and Ranville bridges in the first minutes of this day on June 6.

Académie « Véteran » Black

Académie « Veteran » Black © RALF TECH

Like every year, Ralf Tech, which has equipped the operators of the Hubert Submarine Action Commando for many years, as well as British SBS operators, could not ignore the anniversary of the Normandy landings. We are therefore, today, June 6, 2020, very proud to announce the launch of the ACADEMIE Automatic "Veteran" Black model. With this model, our house commemorates the landing in June 1944 in the most beautiful way and honors all those who made the sacrifice of their lives to restore freedom in Europe. Its black case pays special tribute to the men of Major John Howard who were the first to leave their gliders on June 6 at 12:16 a.m.

Académie « Véteran » Black

Académie « Veteran » Black © RALF TECH

With the "Veteran" Black ACADEMY we wanted to mix history and stories... An automatic and vintage base of reasonable size... Assumed visual codes referring to the Second World War... A Marine National bracelet in authentic parachute strap ... The French and British special forces ... Night and day.


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In 1996, professional diver Frank Huyghe created the RALF TECH brand: diving suits, buoyancy compensators, regulators, masks, etc. In 2003, on the strength of his personal experience, he designed a watch that could withstand the enormous pressures of the ocean depths and beat the World Record of deep diving. This was the RALF TECH WR1.

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