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Story of Vario 1918 Pilot

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

After the Great War, there were many decommissioned war planes. And in 1919, early British aviators Alcock and Brown planned the world’s first-ever transatlantic flight in a modified Vickers Vimy plane. In that tradition we are repurposing our Trench watch as a tilted Pilot watch

Also in 1919, another definitive flight took place - the first from England to Australia. Piloted by Captain Ross McPherson Smith, the plane touched down in Singapore, making it the very first flight to land in the Lion City. He and his brother, Sir Keith Macpherson Smith, were the first pilots to fly from England to Australia, in 1919. In all likelihood, Captain McPherson Smith kept his time with a tilted dial timepiece similar to the Vario 1918. 

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

Case diameter: 40mm
Case thickness: 10mm
Dial: Enamel
Crystal: 2mm double domed sapphire with inner AR applied
Lug width: 20mm
Lug to lug: 48mm
Lume: C3 Lume
Case Material: 316L stainless steel
Caseback: 316L stainless steel with sapphire exhibition 
Crown: push-pull crown
Movement: Miyota 8N33 handwound movement (non-hacking seconds). 17 jewels 21.6kpbh more than 40 hours power reserve
Water resistance: 5 atm
Strap: Crazy horse leather with bund pad (80mm/120mm) or single pass (270mm)
Warranty: 2 year global warranty

Limited Production as Miyota don't produce these movements anymore making the 6T33 (Handwound Empire) and 8N33 (1918 Pilot) collectibles

We will work on a 37mm version in 2024.

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

vario 1918 Pilot tilted dial watch

 
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