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Nº 1940 grey aviator watch


  • Fifth edition Nº 1940 grey aviator watch
  • Limited to only 25 bespoke 45 mm stainless steel pieces
  • Citizen 9015 automatic movement
  • Signature red crown with embossed W. T. Author trademark
  • Custom “casino-chip” numbered enamel screw down caseback
  • Luminous dial details
  • Handmade grey Italian leather strap fitted with stainless steel buckle
  • Sapphire coated mineral lens with a 2-year limited product warranty
  • Limited edition signed A5 grey 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
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Nº 1940

Grey aviator watch by W. T. Author

Launched Wednesday, 20 September 2017 & built in Britain, Nº 1940 grey aviator watch 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).

Aviator watch by wt author grey no 1940 landscape
Aviator watch by wt author grey no 1940 back

Unique dial designs

Inspired by aircraft gauges

Utilising matt surfaces the grey aviator watch 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 Citizen 9015 automatic 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



Water Resistancy

10 ATM


Citizen 9015 Automatic Movement



Case Material

Gun-metal grey stainless steel


45 mm


12.5 mm

Strap Type

Handmade refined leather strap

Strap Colour



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