The Nº 1914 White Quartz

5.00 out of 5
(3 customer reviews)

£350

The Nº 1914 white quartz ww1 style watch, limited to only 125 serial numbers. Built-to-order in 10 working days by our workshop in Shropshire, UK. Free worldwide shipping.

Description

THE Nº 1914 WW1 STYLE WATCH COLLECTION

We are proud to present our second collection – the Nº 1914 ww1 style watch 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 Nº 1914 is a quartz wristwatch with a stop second device and serial numbered back. Each 316L stainless steel watch head measures 46 mm width x 49 mm length x 10.5 mm depth (including lugs) and is tested to 10 ATM (100m / 325ft) water resistance.

Utlising meticulously brushed surfaces, it has been elevated further with the use of a delicately fluted bezel. The machined crown features a bold, deep red anodised finish, consistent with all of our past collections. The bespoke watch head is finished with an unapologetically raw buffalo hide handmade strap in deep brown with a black plated roller buckle. It is riveted directly onto the watch head.

Every watch is built to order with British and imported parts in our UK workshop located in Shropshire. Each watch is guaranteed against any defects in material or workmanship that may occur under normal use for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase. Learn more.

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THE Nº 1914 WHITE WW1 STYLE WATCH

Featuring a white finish applied to a beautiful matt dial that brings a striking contrast against the labelled black indices. Original, labelled hour markers are carefully placed on the dial with a contrasting minute track.


THE RONDA QUARTZ MOVEMENT

Founded in Waldenburgertal, the company headquarters are now in Lausen. The group has five international subsidiaries.

The caliber Nº 513S is analogue quartz movement, assembled in Switzerland. It is produced in-house by high-speed automatic assembly lines and undergoes strict quality checks.

The component includes repairable metal clockwork with a very powerful stepper motor and fixed pulse..

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THE WW1 STYLE WATCH HEAD

It has been designed to fit perfectly on the wrist within a robust and solid watch head that has been assembled to be put through its paces. The result is a timepiece with a 46 mm diameter, a length of 52.5 mm (lug-to-lug), all contained within a depth of 10 mm (including lugs).

We effortlessly combine beautifully brushed surfaces that meet to create a clean aesthetic with incredibly strong properties. The fluted watch bezel brings a dynamic style whilst offering a fantastically machined aesthetic.

THE WW1 STYLE WATCH BACK

The intricately machined screw down back includes deep, tooled recesses with enamel infill to reflect our established signature “poker chip” aesthetic influenced from our previous watch collections. The component creates a powerful seal that ensures water resistance tested to 100m / 10 ATM.

The stable construction with precisely defined architecture has been designed and machined to be as beautiful as every other component on the watch. The back is finished with our intricately printed mark and serial code to indicate its allotted number in the limited edition collection.

THE WW1 STYLE WATCH CROWN

The crown is placed at the 3 o’clock position with lugs that fall tightly underneath the top component of the watch head, avoiding any discomfort to your wrist.


THE SAPPHIRE COATED CRYSTAL LENS

The sapphire coating offers significantly more scratch resistance vs. traditional glass, plastic or acrylic crystal as well as being extremely strong.


THE SIGNATURE WW1 STYLE WATCH DIAL

The watch dial is where we can be the most expressive. The Nº 1914 watch comes in four different colour options: Blue, Black, Cream and White. Each one carries a specific correlation of meticulously designed hour, minute and second indices. The hour markers utilise a correlation of our applied, signature “tuning fork” indices placed securely to the dial to compliment the labelled WT Author mark at the 12 position.

THE EXPRESSIVE HANDS OF THE WW1 STYLE WATCH

The highly distinctive minute, hour and second hands utilise silver-tone finishes. The bold forms have been designed to be easily read and visible against the dial.


THE HANDMADE LEATHER STRAPS

Each unapologetically raw leather watch strap has been handmade in Britain using oil tanned dyed through buffalo hide. The rich colour, 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, giving a distinctive look with this mellow feeling skin. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 24 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 brushed stainless steel buckle and finished with rounded, burnished strap edges.

THE SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

Our packaging has been engineered to be 100% reusable and recyclable, as well as providing a lightweight solution to reduce wasteful distribution. We endeavour to use recycled stock at every possible opportunity. The inherent beauty of this repurposed material is adorned by our own exclusive artwork.

Every watch comes accompanied by the following items:

  • Signed and numbered screen print (limited edition screen print with signature and corresponding number to match the watch’s serial code).
  • Chapter 2 taken from The Book of WT Author (the Nº 1914’s story visualised within a beautifully formatted booklet).

Learn more about our environmental commitments here.

Additional information

Movement

Swiss made caliber Nº 513S quartz movement by Ronda. Powerful stepper motor. Fixed motor pulse.

Color

White

Diameter

46 mm

Depth

10 mm

Length

49 mm

Lug width

24 mm

Quantity

Limited to 125 serial numbers only

Water Resistance

10 ATM / 100 m

Back

Screw down

Lens

Sapphire coated crystal front

Crown

Anodised aluminium

Strap Type

Handmade buffalo leather strap

Strap Colour

Brown

Guarantee

Read our full guarantee at http://wtauthor.com/our-guarantee/

Returns

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

3 reviews for The Nº 1914 White Quartz

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lee Whiteman (verified owner)

    Great watches, great people, great story. Love the story! Keep up the excellent work folks can’t wait till next year!!

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Adam Worsdale (verified owner)

    You can tell these guys really love what they do and put their heart and soul into these watches. I’ve been a patron since their first series, and recently needed a replacement battery and strap repair which was done quickly and to a high standard. Lovely guys and lovely watches!

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Graham (verified owner)

    I came across this company by accident at a country show some 5 years ago and bought my first watch since then I have bought another 5 watches for myself and my family. Great watches! Beautiful design, strong, reliable and unique.

    After sales service is outstanding and I have always been treated as a valued customer. The best experience I have ever had regarding my collection of watches.

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