Movement

Strap / Bracelet

Size

Watch Case

Our History

THE ORIGINAL, the first watch from traser, was introduced in 1989. It was the world's first self-illuminated watch, a model supplied to the US Army according to MIL-W-46374F specifications.

1969

mb-microtec was established by Oskar Thüler: inventor and producer of trigalight®, the in-house self-illumination technology.


1989

Development and introduction of the first self-illuminated watch by mb-microtec, the P6500 Type 6, and its supply to the US Army. The main driver was the US Army’s request to develop a functional instrument according to their MIL-W-46374F military specifications. This culminated in the birth of the brand “traser”.


1997

Product placement in the movie ”G.I. Jane”, starring Demi Moore – an American action movie directed by Ridley Scott. It tells the fictional story of the first woman to undergo training in the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Group.


2010

The famous Japanese actor Yuji Oda wore the P6500 Type 6 in the police movie ”Bayside Shakedown 3”.


2011

Introduction of a special edition for the Swiss Air Force.

Limited editions created for Russian special units Group Alpha and Vityaz.

 


2012

Launch of the special edition Air Force Russia (AFR). Limited to 100 pieces and made specially for the Russian Air Force‘s 100th anniversary. 


2014

traser collaborates with the global brand Red Bull on Swiss national sport.


2015

traser is Official Timekeeper for the Tour de Suisse until 2017.


2016

Product placement of traser watches in the movie ”Unleashed” with Sean Astin (”Lord of the Rings”) as leading actor.


2017

traser active in more than 40 countries with over 50 basic references.

Collaboration of traser with Marcus Luttrell, a former United States Navy SEAL and national hero, also known as ”The Lone Survivor”.


2018

Relocation to the new headquarters in Niederwangen.


2019

traser‘s 30th anniversary & mb-microtec‘s 50th anniversary.