Nº 1968 CUSTOM BUILT WATCH
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Launched Friday, 19 April 2019, Nº 1968 custom built watch is 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).
THE CUSTOM BUILT WATCH
Utilising a combination of matt and highly-polished surfaces. The custom built 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 custom built 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 8217 automatic calibre.
THE CUSTOM BUILT WATCH STRAPS
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 oil 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.