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Nº 1968 Phantom

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Driving watch limited to only 52 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

It marks the 1968 season of World Championship motor racing. Our signature silhouette adopts a rotating bezel referencing racing watches from the time.

Case

Satin Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Miyota Nº 9015 Automatic
42 hours

Strap

Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Jubilee or Handmade Italian Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

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Our Craftsmanship

Movements

Pioneering Watch Calibres

Each driving 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 calibre Nº 9015 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.

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 driving 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

Case

NO-1968-P

Nº 1968 Phantom

Limited to 52 serial numbers only

44mm

12.5mm

Type 316L stainless steel

Silver-tone

Green/Yellow

100m or 10ATM

Solid Sapphire

Screw down seal with enamel “poker ship” detailing. Etched serial number.
Signature red, anodised aluminium

Dial

Silver

Satin

White labelled trademark. Gloss silver painted “tuning fork” hour markers & minute track.

Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands.

Movement

Nº 9015

Automatic

42 hours

Hours, minutes, central seconds

28,800

-10/+20 seconds per month

Parashock anti-shock

Strap

Jubilee Bracelet 22mm

Leather Rally 22mm

Solid stainless steel jubilee bracelet
fastened directly onto the case

Italian oil-tan leather,
riveted directly onto the case

Polished silver-tone stainless steel

Brown & Silver

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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 bumper sticker, pressed on the finest certified ethically-sourced stock.

The exclusive artwork is inspired by our close-knit community of watch enthusiasts Club Thirteen Red.

Artefact 2: Chapter 7 from the Book of WT Author

The story of the Nº 1968 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.

August 27, 2022

The watch is a lovely addition to any collection. Hand made to order in limited numbers with fabulous quality, design and service. I am looking forward to receiving my next pre-order.

Nick Yalden

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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.

Crown Unfiltered
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“Sam is one half of WT AUTHOR, a British watch brand with story, originality and character. This is the first time I have had the opportunity to sit down with Sam and hear all the stories of that journey in such detail. There is everything from Kickstarter campaigns to the growing pains of entrepreneurship. They have lived it all and Sam shared it all!”
Crown Unfiltered
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This is the first time I have had the opportunity to sit down with Sam and hear all the stories of that journey in such detail. There is everything from Kickstarter campaigns to the growing pains of entrepreneurship.
The Time Bum
@thetimebum
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“Many micro brands play it safe. They start with a conservative dress piece, then maybe introduce a Sub-style diver or Flieger-inspired pilots’ watch, and only then do they let the creative juices flow. Others, like WT Author, come barreling right out of the gates with their own unique vision and just roll from there. Clearly, it worked.“
Your Average Guy
@youraverageguy
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“The watch is undoubtedly gorgeous to look at, bathed in a mix of polished and brushed metals with a two-tone yellow and racing green colour scheme across the bezel. Each gift box includes both a leather strap and a metal bracelet (depending on your preference).“
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The Making of Nº 1968 Phantom

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 1968 Phantom

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