SUMMARY: This is the new solar-powered version of our popular Design Navy field watch, which was first introduced into the Vaer lineup in 2019. Why have we transitioned to solar? In our opinion, solar movements provide the best of both worlds - perpetual timekeeping with incredible accuracy. Six hours of sunlight will provide six months of power reserve, and the watch can run off any light source (even candlelight). In terms of aesthetics, the C3 Design Navy stands out in the Vaer line-up thanks to its excellent balance between Bauhaus minimalism, and rugged outdoor functionality. As a C3 model, this watch is part of our all-time bestselling collection, distinguished by its ocean-ready functionality, low-profile case design, ultra-accurate solar quartz movement, and full USA assembly.
WHO IS THIS WATCH FOR? We recommend the C3 for those seeking a dependable tool watch that can also be dressed up for more formal occasions. The "set-it-and-forget-it" nature of quartz makes it the perfect fit for an everyday wearer, and the 36mm case sizing is great option for those with smaller wrists, or who prefer a more vintage on-wrist presence reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s.
INSPIRATION: In building the C3 Design Navy our goal was to reference the very best modern European design watches, while also further establishing a distinct and modern Vaer aesthetic. This watch's dark navy dial design and green-tinted Arabic numerals deliver a splash of color to the C-series lineup - including at night, thanks to a heaping portion of top-grade lume paint. The C3 Design Navy is further distinguished as one of the first Vaer field watches powered by ambient light - a premium feature that optimizes its use in remote settings and helps deliver on the promise of near-perpetual timekeeping.