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British Pilot Watch

Nº 1940 Cream

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British pilot watch limited to only 100 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. 


Satin Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Miyota Nº 9015 Automatic
42 hours


Italian Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

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Our Craftsmanship


Pioneering Watch Calibres

Each British pilot 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 Miyota Nº 9015 calibre is an analogue automatic movement, assembled in Japan. 

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.


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 pilot watch without ever having to compromise on quality.

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

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Technical Specifications



Nº 1940 Cream

Limited to 100 serial numbers only



Type 316L stainless steel


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




Signature red labelled trademark. Gloss white 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.


Nº 9015


42 hours

Hours, minutes, central seconds


-10/+20 seconds per month

Parashock anti-shock



Italian oil-tan leather,
riveted directly onto the case

Polished gold-tone or bronze-tone stainless steel


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The Presentation


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.


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. 

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What Our Followers Say

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

December 1, 2022

The 1940 is a beautiful, compelling timepiece to add to my collection. As a professional pilot, it compliments my deep admiration of those aviators who defended our mutual ideals. > > The watch and your story truly embodies unique traits that have already made it a favorite. > > Keep up the good work and philanthropy. >


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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.

Jason The Watch Guy
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“This is artisan watchmaking at its finest! WT Author is a truly special microbrand from the UK.”
Half Past Blog
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“The N° 1940 by WT Author is meant for someone who enjoys bold aviation design and larger dimensions that still wears comfortably on the wrist.”
Watch U Seek
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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.”

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The Making of Nº 1940 Cream

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 Cream


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