S3-P9427 (1940)

Price

£2,650

In stock

Seller

Zero West Watches

Emsworth, GB

Contact

01243 376676

time@zerowest.co.uk

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Details

Seller typeTrade
Reference numberS3-P9427
GenderMens
MovementAutomatic
Diameter44mm
Case materialStainless Steel
Bracelet materialLeather

Description

The S3 watch conveys the simplicity of the classic avionic dials found in the Spitfire cockpit. Housed in a precision billet machined stainless steel brushed polished case and matching ZW DSL lugs, is a distinct black dial with period numerals and indexes, clearly defined avionics style hands, and a standout red tipped sweep seconds hand. The classic dial is framed by a simple matt black bezel ring and the hands and dial are highlighted with SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment. The dial also references the date of Sergeant Pilot Zygmunt Klein’s dogfight above The Needles (28th November 1940), and the longitude-latitude coordinates of Poole Bay where Spitfire P9427 was discovered. The rear of the S3 watch is laser engraved on the solid polished back with a technical illustration of MkI Spitfire P9427. The graphic encircling the legendary fighter plane represents the index detail from a P8 compass along with Winston Churchill’s famous speech: ‘Never was so much owed by so many to so few.’

The watch is powered by the stellar Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement thus ensuring it never misses a beat. Hand adjustment is by a brush polished locking screw crown modeled on the joystick gun platform fire button, a feature once so familiar to those brave young RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain. The watch is fitted with a ZW handmade vintage leather strap with contrasting stitching and an engraved brush polished buckle.

Delivery 3/4 weeks

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