Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 patina
Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 wrist
Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 front
Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 hero
Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 lume
Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 back
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Pilots watches by wt author black no 1940 box
1940 BOX



  • Nº 1940 black pilots watches are no longer available.
  • Head dimensions: 45mm width x 50mm length x 12.5mm depth.
  • Swiss made Ronda 513S quartz movement.
  • Limited to only 25 watches.
  • Serial numbered watch back, screen print & book.
  • Grade 316L stainless steel and bronze.
  • Custom numbered enamel screw down back.
  • Signature red crown with embossed WT Author trademark.
  • Sapphire coated mineral lens.
  • Brown handmade Italian leather strap fitted with full buckle.
  • Recyclable packaging with exclusive artwork.
  • 2-year limited product warranty.
  • Built in Britain with British and imported parts.
  • One time manufacture. Once it’s gone it’s gone.
  • Please allow up to 10 working days for us to send the item to you.

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Launched Wednesday, 20 September 2017 & built in Britain. Nº 1940 pilots watches by WT Author are set six years after our fourth Chapter. It marks the Battle of Britain therefore referencing the military campaign of the Second World War. The Royal Air Force defended the Britain 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, Britain).


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 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 quartz 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 3 mm and 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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Additional information


WT Author






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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