Driving Watches

Nº 1968 Green

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Driving watches 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


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


Satin Stainless Steel

Power Reserve

Miyota Nº 8217 Automatic
40 hours


Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Jubilee or Handmade Italian Leather

Water Resistant

100m or 10 ATM

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Our Craftsmanship


Pioneering Watch Calibres

Our driving 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 Miyota calibre Nº 8217 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 affordable, unique driving watches 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 1968 Green

Limited to 52 serial numbers only



Type 316L stainless steel



100m or 10ATM

Solid Sapphire

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




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

Polished stainless steel hour / minute hands.


Nº 8217


40 hours

Hours, minutes, central seconds


-10/+20 seconds per month

Parashock anti-shock


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


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 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.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 15, 2022

My husband has long admired the WT Author watch collections so he was absolutely delighted to receive a green 1968 Racer automatic for his birthday. He loves his watch. It is stunning with its unique styling and details. The beautifully handcrafted leather strap and the very handsome steel alternative strap also ordered, the sound of the mechanism, the packaging and presentation and the fact that his watch is one of a limited edition built by this British company makes for a very special wristwatch. My husband is over the moon to finally own a WT Author watch but this hasn’t stopped him mentioning how much he also likes the grey 1982 Squadron! Many thanks to the extremely helpful Jon with whom I spoke regarding my order and to arrange delivery for providing excellent customer service with a personal touch.

Rosalind C.

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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.

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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!”
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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.

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The Making of Nº 1968 Green

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 Green

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