Nº 1940 BLUE AVIATOR WATCHES:
Launched Wednesday, 20 September 2017 & built in Britain. Nº 1940 blue aviator watches by WT Author are set six years after our fourth Chapter. They mark the Battle of Britain therefore referencing the military campaign of the Second World War. 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 looking to aircraft gauges of the era. Each watch is finished beautifully with our refined 22mm handmade leather strap.
We build our products using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, Asia to Switzerland and of course, United Kingdom).
Utilising matt surfaces the blue aviator watches measure 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 watch has been modernised with a bespoke “casino chip” enamel screw down back, signature red aluminium crown embossed with our brand’s iconic trademark and a Swiss made Ronda 513S movement.
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 therefore giving 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 3mm. It is embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark. Each strap is completed with a polished stainless steel buckle and finished with rounded, burnished strap edges.
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