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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 Wednesday, 20th 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 Author’s fourth collection. Nº 1940 marks the Battle of Britain – the military campaign of the Second World War when the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force attacks from the end of June 1940. Our signature silhouette takes on an aggressive aesthetic by referencing aircraft gauges of the era. Each watch is finished beautifully with our refined 22 mm handmade leather strap.

We assemble our products using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, the Far East to Switzerland and of course, United Kingdom).

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Very limited numbers

One time manufacture

Once it's gone it's gone

Free worldwide shipping

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1940's influences

Aircraft gauges

Utilising matt surfaces the black pilots watches measures 45 mm across, 50 mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 12.5 mm. The dials utilise indices taking influence directly from 1940’s aircraft panels and are enhanced with Author’s unique hour markers.

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Enamel screw down back

Our brand's iconic trademark

Each finished product utilises a unique dial design that brings high contrast, with traditionally formed custom-made hands. The aviation watches have been modernised with a bespoke “casino chip” enamel screw down back, signature red aluminium crown embossed with our brand’s iconic trademark and Swiss Made Ronda 513S quartz movement.

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Natural leather straps

Handmade in Britain

Each Nº 1940 leather watch strap has been handmade in Britain using vegetable tanned dyed through shoulder. The rich colour which is treated with waxes and oils offers a distressed effect which lightens in colour when folded or turned. The natural grain is left intact to show all the growth marks and unique character to give a distinctive antique look with this mellow feeling skin. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 22mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 mm and is embossed with the W. T. Author ‘A’ trademark. Each strap is completed with a polished stainless steel buckle and finished with rounded, burnished strap edges.

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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