British Pilot Watches

Nº 1940 White

British pilot watches limited to only 125 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 Pilot Watches

Our Craftsmanship

Movements

Pioneering Watch Calibres

Our British pilot watches are 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 pilot watches without ever having to compromise on quality.

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

British Pilot Watches

Technical Specifications

Case

NO-1940-W

Nº 1940 White

Limited to 125 serial numbers only

45mm

12.5mm

Type 316L stainless steel

Silver-tone

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

Dial

White

Satin

Signature red labelled trademark. Gloss black and green 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

Tan

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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 Pilot Watches

What Our Followers Say

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

Rated 5 out of 5
May 15, 2022

I purchased the 1940 Pilot watch for my boyfriend’s birthday and he loves it! He’s always been into aviation and watches and this is a perfect mashup of the two.

Chloe Reynolds

British Pilot Watches

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.

The Time Bum
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“Like all of the brand’s creations, the WT Author N° 1940 harkens back to a particular year but isn’t a copy of any watch from that era. Seriously, I doubt your great-grandad wore anything like this in 1940.”

British Pilot Watches

The Making of Nº 1940 White

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 White

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