A covered case back on a timepiece is not usually considered a good thing. It’s a sign that the movement within isn’t worth showing off with a transparent sapphire crystal glass – read: quartz, outsourced, or undecorated movements. On this timepiece, however, the officer case back is a stylish throwback to the era when pocket watches were still common, and came with protective back covers often personalised with engraving. Press the crown and the cover opens – smoothly and into a perfect 90-degree position that it holds – to reveal the COSC and Poincon de Geneve-certified ultra-thin LUC 96.01-L movement that certainly shouldn’t be hidden, yet deserves the drama of being unveiled with such flourish. At just 3.3mm thick, the movement keeps the timepiece sitting at an elegant 7.7mm tall on the wrist, even with the added volume from the officer case back.