Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout
Zero West - H1 Blackout

Zero West - H1 Blackout

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DESCRIPTION

With recast aluminium disc manufactured from the original Rolls-Royce Merlin engine casing of Hurricane P3708 recovered from Foulness Island, Essex.

Zero West are proud to release a new pilot watch to commemorate the ‘Hardest Day’ in the Battle of Britain: the H1 Blackout Hurricane P3708 edition. Taking design queues from the MkI Hurricane slip turn indicator dial, this watch is an iconic addition to our aviation collection.

H1 watch conveys the simplicity of the classic avionic dials found in the Hurricane cockpit. Housed in a precision billet machined black PVD case and ZW DSL lugs is a distinct black dial with Iconic L&R markings, period indexes, clearly defined avionics style hands and a striking red sweep hand. The classic dial is framed by a simple matt black bezel ring and the hands and dial are coated with SuperLuminova X1 pigment. The dial also references the date of Sergeant Pilot Alexander Girdwood’s dogfight above the Essex coastline on 18th August 1940, The Hardest Day, and the lat-long coordinates of Foulness Island where Hurricane P3708 was recovered. The back of the watch showcases a disc of the original metal recast and machined from the original Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of P3708. This precious casting is protected by a reverse printed sapphire crystal that records the plane and Churchill’s famous words.

The watch is powered by a Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement, thus ensuring it never misses a beat. The brass finished locking crown is a replica of the joystick gun-platform fire button, a feature once so familiar to those brave young RAF pilots during the Battle of Britain. A new custom Zero West aerospace grade fluroelastomer rubber strap with bead blasted buckle completes the ensemble.

SPECIFICATIONS

Design Attributes

  • Latitude and Longitude references Foulness Island, where P3708 was discovered
  • Date code references Girdwood’s dogfight above the Essex coastline
  • Dial design based on a slip turn indicator
  • Crown modelled on the joystick gun platform fire button
  • Merlin engine smelt from Hurricane P3708

Case

  • 44mm diameter, black PVD, 316L stainless steel billet, with eight machined flutes
  • Match machined, black PVD, 316L stainless steel DSL lugs
  • Black PVD back displaying a disc recast from the Merlin engine of Hurricane P3708

Main Crown

  • Brass finished finished screw crown, modelled on the joystick gun platform fire button. 316L stainless steel with triple seal technology

Crystals

  • Front: custom double domed sapphire glass with blue AR coating on the internal surface
  • Rear: flat sapphire glass with
    reverse printed graphic

Movement

  • ETA 2824
  • 28,800vph
  • 25 jewels
  • Self-winding ball bearing rotor
  • Power reserve ~38 hours
  • Water resistance: 10ATM (100m) 100% tested

Dial

  • Black enamel over brass substrate with multi printed indexes highlighted in SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment

Hands

  • White avionic style hands coated in SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment. Aeronautical red sweep hand with oversized black centre disc

Dimensions

  • 44mm diameter
  • 14.1mm thick
  • 22mm lug width
  • 49.6mm lug to lug pin spacing

Strap

  • 22/20mm Zero West custom military and aerospace grade
    cross-linked fluoroelastomer
    rubber. 1 fixed and 1 sliding keeper
  • Reverse sculptured relief
  • Matt finish
  • Black PVD steel buckle
    with etched black ZW logo