• PURCHASES ARE NOW CLOSED (FRIDAY, 21 JUNE 2019). CUSTOM BUILD is formally closed for 2019. We will be launching the next CUSTOM BUILD package FRIDAY, 10 APRIL 2020 with our next chapter.
  • Initial purchase acts as one half of full £2,000 balance – this is required upfront. Final payment of a further £1,000 is required by Friday. 13 September when we begin building Nº 1968 ahead of November shipping dates.

CUSTOM BUILD includes:

  • Nº 1968 automatic or quartz watch head.
  • Choice of any of the 12 x rotating bezel designs from the Nº 1968 collection.
  • YOUR VERY OWN UNIQUE DIAL / WATCH FACE DESIGN. Nobody will own the same watch as you. Our Studios will guide you through this one-to-one and prepare the final design with you. You will be part of the design process to make your watch 100% perfect.
  • Your choice of WT Author watch band (choice of leather strap, buckle or bracelet to fit 22mm watch lugs).
  • Uniquely numbered case back indicating your watch is one-of-a-kind.
  • Bespoke CUSTOM BUILD 100% sustainable packaging.

The experience also includes 3 original artefacts to commemorate each stage of the process. These are unique items that only you will own. They include:

  • An original sketch signed by WT Author from the Nº 1968 series.
  • A unique technical blueprint of your watch design signed by WT Author.
  • 4 x Polaroid Originals photographs of the Workshop building your watch.

Your watch will be unique and archived in the collection forever.

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Launching Monday, 15 April 2019. Nº 1968 custom watches are set fifteen years after WT Author’s sixth collection, and this is you opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind watch as part of this 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  22mm 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 custom watches measure 44mm across, 49mm 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 watches have been modernised with a bespoke “casino chip” enamel screw down back, signature red aluminium crown embossed with our brand’s iconic trademark and Swiss made Ronda quartz movement.


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 22mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3mm 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.


Nº 1968 collection is available here:



Go here because you need to see the full collection: https://wtauthor.com/chapters/motorsport-watches/


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

Additional information


WT Author






Citizen / Miyota calibre 8217 or 9015, Ronda Swiss made 513 S quartz movement


44 mm


12.5 mm

Water Resistancy

10 ATM

Case Material

Black-ion plated & silver-tone stainless steel

Strap Type

Handmade leather rally strap or silver-tone solid stainless steel jubilee bracelet

Strap Colour



Free worldwide shipping


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14 day returns policy for returning non-faulty products. Full details are available at https://wtauthor.com/customer-care/

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