British Aviation Watch

Nº 1940 Black

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British aviation watch limited to only 25 serial numbers (request number at checkout).

Designed and assembled in-house by WT Author.

Built in 10 working days and shipped from our UK workshop with free worldwide shipping.

Key Details

Available Variants

Drawing inspiration from the period leading up to the Battle of Britain. The Royal Air Force defended Britain against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940. 

Case

Satin Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Ronda Nº 513S Quartz
24 months

Strap

Handmade
Italian Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

British Aviation Watch

Our Craftsmanship

Movements

Pioneering Watch Calibres

Each British aviation watch is assembled around a highly-reliable movement to give you the ability to maintain the watch with us directly or with another service.

The Ronda calibre Nº 513S is an analogue quartz movement, assembled in Switzerland. 

It is produced in-house by high-speed automatic assembly lines and undergoes strict quality checks to ensure long-lasting design.

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

Materials

Type 316L Stainless Steel

With its extra-low carbon content and added Molybdenum, type 316L stainless steel is incredibly strong and extremely resistant to corrosion from seawater or acidic liquids.

It’s also magnetic resistant, unlike the general-use stainless steel grade of 201 or 304L.

We select 316L as the choice of material to provide an affordable, unique British aviation watch without ever having to compromise on quality.

Every watch is built with British and imported parts and assembled in our workshop.

British Aviation Watch

Technical Specifications

Case

NO-1940-K

Nº 1940 Black

Limited to 25 serial numbers only

45mm

12.5mm

Type 316L stainless steel

Bronze-tone

Silver-tone

100m or 10ATM
Sapphire-coated
Screw down seal with enamel “poker ship” detailing. Etched serial number.
Signature red, anodised aluminium

Dial

Black

Satin

Signature red labelled trademark. Gloss white and orange painted “tuning fork” hour markers & minute track.

Eye-catching luminous infill on the minute / hour hands and indices.

Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands. Signature red second hand.

Movement

Nº 513S

Quartz

24 months

Hours, minutes, central seconds
-10/+20 seconds per month

Strap

22mm

Italian oil-tan leather,
riveted directly onto the case

Polished gold-tone or silver-tone stainless steel

Brown

British Aviation Watch

The Presentation

Packaging

Recyclable, Renewable, Reusable, Biodegradable & Sustainable

The innovative cardboard packaging has been engineered as a lightweight solution to reduce wasteful distribution.

With a recycling rate of over 80%, corrugated cardboard has the best UK recyclability record of any packaging material, saving an area the size of Greater London from landfill every 4 months.

We endeavour to use recycled stock at every possible opportunity.

Our well-designed ‘right sized’ solution provides maximum protection with minimal use of material to eliminate waste, as well as reducing storage & transportation costs.

The inherent beauty of this repurposed material is adorned by our own exclusive artwork.

Artefacts

The Story of WT Author
Artefact 1: Numbered & Signed Screenprint

A signed and numbered limited edition screen print, pressed on the finest certified ethically-sourced stock.

The exclusive artwork is inspired by graphic design from the turn of the Battle of Britain.

Artefact 2: Chapter 5 from the Book of WT Author

The story of the Nº 1940 visualised within a beautifully formatted book that includes stunning photography of the full watch chapter. 

British Aviation Watch

What Our Followers Say

When it comes to our watches, we always want to hear what our followers think.

Rated 5 out of 5
April 21, 2021

This young Company has passed all expectations they have developed and produced a excellent designed and produced a modern Watch.

Hippoman

British Aviation Watch

What the Press says

“We come barreling right out of the gates with our own unique vision” and roll from there…

We’ve been featured in some of the world’s top publications, and they just can’t get enough of us.

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“The brand’s signature silhouette references aircraft gauges of the era. Each watch is beautifully finished with a 22 mm handmade leather strap. Using matt surfaces, the black pilots’ watch measures 45 mm across, 50 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 12.5 mm. The dials feature indices taking influence directly from 1940’s aircraft panels and are enhanced with Author’s distinctive hour markers.”

British Aviation Watch

The Making of Nº 1940 Black

We’re excited to share our passion for horology with you through our fun, informative and engaging videos. 

Together, we’ll unravel the intricate artistry and precision engineering that goes into creating these marvelous masterpieces.

Nº 1940 Black

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