mb-microtec

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mb-microtec AG
Type Privately held company
Industry Military equipment
Founded 1968
Founders Walter Merz and Albert Benteli
Headquarters Niederwangen, Switzerland
Products Tritium lighted watches, maps readers
Website www.mbmicrotec.com

mb-microtec AG is a Swiss company primarily known for its watches that use tritium to illuminate the hands and numerals.

traser, mb-microtec's watch brand

Established in 1918 by two chemists, Walter Merz and Albert Benteli, Merz & Benteli AG had split to create mb-microtec AG in 1968. Before then, the production of luminous colors were mainly supplied to Swiss watch making industries, and even to renowned scientists such as Marie Curie. The usage of tritium rather than glow paint was put into consideration for producing military-certified watches under the subsidy traser, and various other military components under glotac.