Presenting the Microbrand Watches of 2022

Following last year’s successful Kickstarter launch of our eighth watch chapter [the Nº 1973 Diver watch] we are proud to announce the latest campaign for our microbrand watches of 2022: The ‘Final Countdown’ watch chapter that will be joining our full collection.

Named after modern tactical warfare inspired by iconic 1980s military armament, the ‘Final Countdown’ collection introduces the aggressive aesthetic to our growing collection of timepieces that so far includes examples of aviation, racing & diving stories to name a few! We have taken every essential aspect from 10 legendary designs & modernised them from top-to-bottom within our own expertly engineered unique components.

Our microbrand watches of 2022, the ‘Final Countdown’ Watch Chapter, are automatic and hand wound mechanical wristwatches with a quick date setting, unidirectional rotating bezel and exhibition back. Each stainless steel watch head measures 44mm diameter [excluding crown] × 49mm length [lug-to-lug] × 13.4mm depth [excluding lugs] and is tested to 10 ATM [100m / 328ft] water resistance.

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The watch head utilises a beautiful combination of meticulously polished and carefully brushed surfaces. This has been elevated further with the use of highly polished silver-tone numerals on a matt black, ion plated, unidirectional rotating bezel. The robust crown features a bold, deep red anodised finish, consistent with all of our earlier editions. The screw down exhibition back, printed with the WT Author mark and uniquely allocated serial number, gives the wearer uninterrupted access to view the inner workings of the intricate mechanical movement. The bespoke watch head is finished with a matt black fluoroelastomer [FKM] band with a silver-tone brushed stainless steel branded buckle. Our microbrand watches of 2022 feature 10 contemporary designs applied to a fine matt dial, bringing a subtle contrast between the delicately painted artwork. Bespoke hour markers and other details are applied to the dial with a stunning Super-LumiNova finish [except Nº 1981 Black: ‘Stealth’ &  Nº 1985 ‘Bird of Prey’].

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The Nº 1980 Green variant [‘Warship’] takes inspiration from striking aircraft carrier radar displays. HMS Invincible was the lead ship of her class of three light aircraft carriers commissioned by the Royal Navy in on Friday, 11 July 1980. It features a contemporary solid sapphire green lens, overlaying a unique monochromatic dial with C3 Super-LumiNova details. The variant is finished with a gunmetal, matt stainless steel head plate.

The Nº 1981 Black variant [‘Stealth’] is designed in accordance with features to make detection by radar or sonar difficult. The first flight of the single-seat, twin-engine Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk took place on Thursday, 18 June 1981. It features a jet black dial with tonal design details. The variant is finished with a black ion-plated, matt stainless steel head plate.

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The Nº 1982 Grey variant [‘Squadron’] references the iconic attitude indicator found in military aircraft. The first Tornado GR1 was received by the Royal Air Force on Wednesday, 6 January 1982.It features a contrasting grey and black dial, incorporating a vivid orange hazard chevron minute track and C3 Super-LumiNova details. The variant is finished with a silver-tone, matt stainless steel head plate.

The Nº 1983 Red variant [Rocket] takes visual cues from the launch  of long-range, all-weather, jet-powered subsonic cruise missiles. Tomahawk Block II variants were all tested by October 1983. It features an exquisite solid sapphire red lens, overlaying a unique monochromatic dial that incorporates a hazard chevron minute track  & Super-LumiNova details. The variant is finished with a silver-tone,  matt stainless steel head plate.

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The Nº 1984 White variant [Orbit] envisages a vast network of  satellites that played a prominent role in helping end the Cold War.  The Strategic Defense Initiative [SDI], derisively nicknamed  the “Star Wars program”, was launched in 1984. It features an impressive stark white dial, incorporating beautifully  decorative artwork & Super-LumiNova details. The variant  is finished with an ion plated black, matt stainless steel head plate.

The Nº 1985 Blue variant [Bird of Prey] includes a visual reference  from the Type B British Military roundel. The insignia can be found on  the British Aerospace Harrier II. It’s first flight was Tuesday, 30 April  1985. It features a contrasting blue & deep red dial with tonal design details.  The variant is finished with an ion plated green, matt stainless steel  head plate.

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The Nº 1986 Yellow variant [Doomsday] celebrates the end of the  world in style, a moment in history that catalogued a series of  catastrophic global events. It features a magnificent yellow dial against highly contrasting jet  black design details. The variant is finished with an ion plated bronze-tone, matt stainless steel head plate.

The Nº 1987 Orange variant [Vanguard] displays the instantly  recognisable submarine radar display. The Vanguard-class  submarine ‘Victorious’ was laid down Thursday, 3 December 1987. It features unique painted orange artwork with Super-LumiNova  details. The variant is finished with an ion plated bronze-tone, matt  stainless steel head plate.

The Nº 1988 Phantom variant [Eagle] references markings from  instrument panels found on military jet aircraft. The first production  of the F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft was made in 1988. It features turquoise & Super-LumiNova dial details contrasting against a dark grey dial, & a vivid yellow hazard chevron minute track.  The variant is finished with an ion plated gunmetal, matt stainless steel  head plate.

The Nº 1989 Khaki variant [Guardian] takes inspiration from military  aircraft camouflage. The AH-64 Apache was first used in combat in 1989.  It features tonal & Super-LumiNova dial details set against a khaki dial.  The variant is finished with an ion-plated green, matt stainless steel head plate.

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