The design of the automatic watch is based on the Air Ministry’s military issue pilots’ watch of the time (reference number 6B/159) and displays The King’s Crown and laurel wreathed RAF Crest of the period. Even the numerals are similar to those on 1940s pilots’ watches, company officials note. Other features that were developed in conjunction with the RAF include hour and minute hands formed in the shape of the propeller blades of the Spitfire – the aircraft that was critical to Britain’s victory in 1940. Even the owner’s handbook is based on the original 1940s logbooks the pilots used. Every watch will come in a limited edition box.
Production of the watch will be limited to 1,940 pieces worldwide. Christopher Ward also is donating 5% of the retail value of every watch sold to the RAF Benevolent Fund. All watches come with a 60-day no quibble return policy and a 60-month warranty.
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