Nº 1914 BLACK TRENCH WATCH
Launched Friday, 19th September 2014 & built in Britain. Nº 1914 black trench watch is set nine years after WT Author’s debut collection. It draws inspiration from World War One: an era where warfare made digging about in one’s pocket far too time-consuming. And so the trench wristwatch was introduced. We develop the aesthetics of the pocket watch even further into the realms of the modern wristwatch. Therefore the signature brazed lugs on the trench watch have been shifted to extend directly from the side of the bespoke head. This allows the more refined Nº 1914 handmade leather strap to be fitted.
We build the product using tailor-made components from every corner of the globe (from USA to South America, Asia to Switzerland and of course, Britain).
The trench watch head measures 46mm across, 52.5mm high including the lugs with an overall case depth of 10mm. The dial utilises mustard-tone numbers taking influence directly from 1914 trench watches. This is enhanced with Author’s unique hour markers. Traditionally formed custom-made hands with tonal colour infill complete the dial. The military watch has been modernised with the beautiful “casino chip” enamel screw down case back. It is finished by a signature red aluminium crown embossed with Author’s trademark and a Swiss made Ronda 513S movement.
Each Nº 1914 leather watch strap has been hand-made in Britain using Argentinian-sourced buffalo hide. The rich colour of these 8 – 9 ounce double shoulders goes completely through the leather. Finished to an incredibly high standard the result is a naturally beautiful strap with a coarse grain. The strap has been designed and manufactured to fit a 24mm lug width with an overall thickness of 3 – 4mm and is embossed with the WT Author ‘A’ trademark. Rounded strap edges and burnished using our own organic wax each strap is completed with a black PVD coated brass buckle.
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