The Nº 1914 Cream Quartz


The modern trench watch, limited to only 125 serial numbered items. Built in Britain with British and imported parts, each stainless steel head is fitted with a Swiss quartz Ronda caliber movement and handmade leather strap. Free worldwide shipping and 0% finance available at checkout.


The modern trench watch limited to 125 items

The modern trench watch, Nº 1914 Cream, limited to only 125 serial numbered items. Built in Britain with British and imported parts under a 2 year limited warranty. Each black ion plated 316L grade stainless steel head measures 46 mm width x 52.5 mm length x 10 mm depth. It is fitted with a Swiss made quartz Ronda 513S caliber movement, finished with a sapphire-coated scratch resistant lens, signature red crown, enamel case back and raw handmade Argentinian leather strap. Each watch is accompanied by a book containing chapter 2 of our story, signed screenprint and wax sealed in 100% recyclable packaging. We believe that the watch should be available at the same price wherever you are in the world so we offer free international shipping with 0% finance available at checkout. See how it works here. As this item is made by hand, please allow up to 10 working days to receive shipping details.

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The modern trench watch drawing inspiration from World War One

Launched Friday, 19th September 2014 & built in Britain. Nº 1914 cream modern trench watch is set nine years after WT Author’s debut collection. It draws inspiration from World War One: an era where warfare made digging about in one’s pocket far too time-consuming. And so the trench wristwatch was introduced. We develop the aesthetics of the pocket watch even further into the realms of the modern wristwatch. The signature brazed lugs on the military style watches have been shifted to extend directly from the side of the bespoke head. We build the product using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, Asia to Switzerland and of course, UK).

The modern trench watch referencing 1914 trench watches

The modern trench watch measures 46 mm across, 52.5 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 10 mm. The dial utilises mustard-tone numbers taking influence directly from 1914 trench watches and is enhanced with WT Author’s unique hour markers. Traditionally formed custom-made hands with tonal colour infill complete the dial. The modern trench watch has been modernised with the beautiful “casino chip” enamel screw down case back. It is finished by a signature red aluminium crown embossed with the WT Author trademark and a Swiss made Ronda 513S caliber movement.

The watch strap made by hand in the UK

Each raw leather watch strap is made by hand in UK using Argentinian-sourced buffalo hide. The rich colour of these 8 – 9 ounce double shoulders goes completely through the leather. Finished to an incredibly high standard the result is a naturally beautiful strap with a coarse grain. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 24 mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 – 4 mm and is embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark. Rounded strap edges and burnished using our own organic wax each strap is completed with a black PVD coated brass buckle.

Further reading in the press

The Coolector | WatchPro | watchuseek | The Wrist Watch Review | ShortList 1 | ShortList 2

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Additional information


WT Author






46 mm


10 mm


Swiss made quartz Ronda 513s caliber movement

Water Resistancy

10 ATM

Case Material

Black PVD Stainless steel

Strap Type

Handmade raw leather strap

Strap Colour



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