Pilot watch
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The Battle of Britain Nº 1940 available now

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Chapter 5: Nº 1940

Pilot watch

Set in 1940 British airspace, our Nº 1940 pilot watch is now available with the latest chapter from W. T. Author’s book and comes with a signed screen print with corresponding number.

Launched Saturday, 23rd September 2017, the Nº 1940 pilot watch for men by W. T. Author is available for general sale through our store from £350.

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The Battle of Britain

Fifth edition

Set six years after our fourth collection, Nº 1940 draws inspiration from the victory at the Battle of Britain. Developing the firmly established aesthetics of our signature silhouette, our third chapter of cushion case watches reference the dawn of the iconic cushion case watch head. The brazed lugs take on a more contemporary look with our modified 20mm handmade leather strap.

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Only 125 pieces

Original design

Swiss made movement

Free worldwide shipping

1920's influences

Guilloché dial

The cushion case watches measure 42mm across, 49mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 10.5mm. The dial utilises polished numbers taking influence directly from 1920’s era watches with a beautifully etched guilloché centre pattern. The minute track is enhanced with our unique “tuning fork” indices.

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Enamel screw down back

Our brand's iconic trademark

The new watches have been modernised with the beautiful “casino chip” enamel screw down back, signature red aluminium crown embossed our brand’s iconic trademark and a Swiss Made Ronda 513S Quartz or Citizen 9015 Automatic movement. Each collection has been designed and built in Britain exclusively by W. T. Author and is strictly limited to 125 limited edition pieces (‘No. 1929’ automatic black edition is limited to only 100 pieces).

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Natural leather straps

Handmade in Britain

Each ‘No. 1929’ leather watch strap has been handmade in Britain using Argentinian-sourced buffalo hide. The rich colour of the 8 – 9 ounce double shoulders, which is applied during the oil tanning process, goes completely through the leather. The result is a beautiful natural coarse grain strap finished to an incredibly high standard. Over time this will mould itself to your wrist. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 20mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 – 4mm and is embossed with the W. T. Author ‘A’ trademark. Rounded strap edges and burnished using our own organic wax each strap is completed with a polished full buckle.

We believe our products should be accessed at the same price wherever you are in the world so every piece comes with free global shipping as standard.

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