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Nº 1940 black pilots watches (SOLD OUT)


  • Fifth edition Nº 1940 black pilots watches
  • Limited to only 25 bespoke 45 mm solid bronze &  stainless steel pieces
  • Solid bronze plate naturally oxidised over time to create a complete unique effect (see images)
  • Swiss made Ronda 513S quartz movement
  • Signature red crown with embossed W. T. Author trademark
  • Luminous dial details
  • Custom “casino-chip” numbered enamel screw down caseback
  • Handmade brown Italian leather strap fitted with stainless steel buckle
  • Sapphire coated mineral lens with a 2-year limited product warranty
  • Limited edition signed A5 black screen print and Chapter 5 of 13 photography book
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • Built in Britain with British or imported parts
  • One time manufacture. Once it’s gone it’s gone

DISCLAIMER : the intention of this watch is for it to patinate the more it is used. The watch is originally shipped with a pristine bronze finish. This will age and oxidise as it is worn to create a watch truly unique watch for you.

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Nº 1940

Black pilots watches by W. T. Author

Launched Wednesday, 20 September 2017 & built in Britain, Nº 1940 black pilots watches by W. T. Author is 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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Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 back

Unique dial designs

Inspired by 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. 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.

Italian leather watch strap

Exquisite beauty

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.

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Additional information






Swiss Made Ronda 513S Quartz Movement


45 mm


12.5 mm

Water Resistancy

10 ATM

Case Material

Solid bronze & silver-tone stainless steel

Strap Type

Handmade refined leather strap

Strap Colour



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