Nº 1968 Scarlet Automatic Watch:In Aid of Mission Motorsport



Limited to only 1 item with free worldwide shipping. Citizen / Miyota 8217 automatic calibre housed in a Grade 316L stainless steel watch head, measuring 44 mm width x 49 mm length x 12.5 mm depth. Sapphire crystal lens, signature red crown and serial numbered enamel case back. Blue handmade Italian leather rally strap and / or silver-tone solid stainless steel bracelet. Built in Britain with British and imported parts with a 2 year limited warranty.

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Watch Episode 8 of The Vaults here and deep dive into the inspiration behind Nº 1968 automotive watch.

Launched Friday, 19 April 2019, Nº 1968 automotive watch are set fifteen years after WT Author’s sixth collection. It marks the 1968 season of World Championship motor racing. Our signature silhouette adopts a rotating bezel referencing racing watches from the time. Each watch is finished beautifully with a refined 22 mm handmade leather rally strap. Or choose a silver-tone, solid stainless steel jubilee bracelet instead.

We build our products using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, Asia to Switzerland and of course, UK).


Utilising a combination of matt and highly-polished surfaces. The automotive watch measures 44 mm across, 49 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 12.5 mm. The dial utilises colour and details taking influence directly from 1960’s motor racing and is enhanced with Author’s unique shape. Each finished product utilises a bespoke dial design that brings a subtle knurled textures, combined with traditionally formed custom-made hands. The automotive watch has been modernised with a bespoke “casino chip” enamel screw down back, signature red aluminium crown embossed with our brand’s iconic trademark and Citizen / Miyota 9015 automatic calibre.


Each Nº 1968 silver-tone solid jubilee bracelet is constructed with a five-piece, semi-circular link design designed to be more refined than a standard three-piece bracelet. It represents a flagship alternative to our raw leather straps.

Each Nº 1968 leather rally watch strap has been handmade in Britain using vegetable tanned dyed through shoulder. The rich colour which is treated with waxes and oils offers a distressed effect which lightens in colour when folded or turned. The natural grain is left intact to show all the growth marks and unique character therefore giving a distinctive antique look with this mellow feeling skin. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 22 mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 mm and is embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark. Each strap is completed with a polished stainless steel buckle and finished with rounded, burnished strap edges.


We believe that our products should be available at the same price wherever you are in the world therefore we offer free international shipping.

Reviews for Automotive Watch


Came across WTAuthor at Duxford this September whilst perusing the many exhibitor stalls. At a glance I thought it was just another peddler of watches as I walked past. What made me stop was that I didn’t recognise the Brand and when I saw the prices I was I intrigued as opposed to put off.There was no hard sell and Sam introduced himself and the story and concept behind the watches. The more I listened the more I felt that was looking at a product that represented or reflected on my personality.It was unique, a limited edition offering, built to order with a fascinating storyboard of period designs and a British company. I loved the presentation, the styling, the build quality and I felt Sam was offering a genuine product backed by a design team that believed in their product.Sam seemed genuinely interested in spending time answering all my questions knowing there probably wouldn’t be sale there and then which reassured me further. It was like to talking to a friend than a sales person.The result was a decision to purchase a 1940 automatic movement online a few weeks later. I keep in touch with Sam via WT Arthur’s FB Page and love the personal touch.The watch was delivered beautifully presented with a hand written note which made me feel very valued as a customer which at this time further reinforces the values and customer service of this company.Thank you for a great watch and great service to date.
M A.
M A.
11:42 15 Oct 19
Have a blue 1929 - great workmanship and terrific customer experience.
Mark H.
Mark H.
11:33 17 Jan 19
Dont know why i love this brand so much but i do. My watch is fantastic to the extent i would buy another even though i love the one ive got. Great story,effort and passion put into this company.
Deva 2.
Deva 2.
20:03 19 Sep 18
I got the 1940 green face model as a birthday gift from my wife, it's an absolutely stunning watch. Ive been wearing it for a few weeks now and it has really settled on the wrist well, the strap is so comfortable.I love the packaging that the watch came in with all the extra items in the box, WTAuthor really do go that extra mile. Can't wait to own another.
mach M.
mach M.
20:32 30 May 18
Great watches, great people, great story. Get yourself a quality, unique British built timepiece before they run out! #wtauthor
Lee W.
Lee W.
18:26 15 Dec 17
Received my 1929 as a gift. Fantastic watch, with style and quality. Very happy.
Adam H.
Adam H.
16:06 23 Sep 17
I purchased the Nº 1934 green dress watch as a gift to myself as I've never really owned a time piece that had much more purpose than simply telling the time. W. T. Author's watches are more than just a timepiece, they have a history and a story to tell with each model.After months of looking through the range on the W.T. Author website, I finally decided to go with the Nº 1934 as soon as it was released in September 2016 and purchased #08 of 25 which gave it even more personal value to me.The full service from Jon and Sam has been exceptional from first contacting the guys, through purchasing to after care service. The watch arrives in a beautifully presented box and you get a real sense for how much pride they have taken in designing, building and sending the watch.I'm sure I'll be buying a few more products from W. T. Author in the very near future!
Andrew S.
Andrew S.
16:26 18 Aug 17
I consider myself a bit of a watch-a-holic. Not collecting the - so to say - top-end makes, but searching for breathtaking timepieces at a reasonable price. For me W.T Author clearly stands out. Jon and Sam tell and amazing story by releasing only thirteen models in thirteen years covering the history of the wristwatch, one out of each decade starting with 1905.Every model has its own remarkable look and feel, but still they all stay within the brand WT Author. The signature on the 12, the red crown, the missing numbers on the dial.The make is very high quality, all models feel very solid and sturdy. The straps are made of very strong leather and give the pieces an adventurous and original look. The battery life is very long, actually my 1905 is still running on the same power as it did when it first arrived, where the 1914 needed to have it's battery changed only once.And they are clearly full of surprises, creating the first automatic with 1929 black and adding a very limited (and sold out) 25 pieces green version with the 1934. Can't wait what they come up with in the 1940 model.This brand is much more than just a wristwatch making company! They are true storytellers with a sharp eye on high quality of details and a tremendous vision on how a beautiful time piece has to be made.Owning every model, I can say I love to wear them all and no matter which one is on my wrist, I always get compliments about it. Giving me the wonderful opportunity to re-tell the story of W.T. Author.
Nils V.
Nils V.
15:23 18 Aug 17
I've had my 1905 edition watch now over a year. It's getting better with age! Such a talking piece around any table and looks superb. The packaging and detail that goes into the watch are second go none. I want another already! Keep it up 🙂
Graham K.
Graham K.
08:46 04 Jun 17
My Dad is in love with his new 1905 tan watch, bought for his recent 60th birthday. Not only did he love the style but he was impressed that the straps are hand made, with a good amount of British quality craftsmanship that you'd hope for from any top end watch company. Service was second to none and watch despatched within a day of ordering, what more could I ask for, thank you to the guys at W.T.Author, I am one happy customer and so is my Pops!
Sarah S.
Sarah S.
08:20 24 Jun 15
The guys at WT Author helped me select the PERFECT gift for a recent birthday. Their service was fast (and their postage was free!) but most importantly it was personal, knowing that any question I had was answered quickly! Would 100% recommend for a gift that is really special!
Bad Day M.
Bad Day M.
10:48 16 Jun 15


Additional information


WT Author






Citizen / Miyota Calibre 9015 Automatic


44 mm


12.5 mm

Water Resistancy

10 ATM

Case Material

Black-ion plated & silver-tone stainless steel

Strap Type

Handmade leather rally strap

Strap Colour



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