Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427
Zero West - S3 P9427

Zero West - S3 P9427

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Design Attributes

  • Latitude and Longitude reference the crash site in Pool Bay
  • Date code references Spitfire P9427 last flight
  • Dial design based on a airspeed indicator
  • Crown modelled on the joystick gun platform fire button
  • Spitfire technical drawing watch back engraving

Case

  • 44mm diameter, 316L brushed stainless steel billet, with eight polished vertically cut ball-nose flutes
  • Match machined, polished & brushed 316L stainless steel DSL lugs
  • Complex watch back engraving of a Mk1 spitfire with P8 compass

Main Crown

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

Crystals

  • Custom double curved domed sapphire glass with blue AR coating on the internal surface

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 over printed vintage dial based on airspeed indicator, numerals and aviation indicators highlighted in SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment

Hands

  • White avionic style hands coated in SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment. Vintage red tipped sweep hand with inset SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment triangle

Dimensions

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

Strap

  • 22/22mm Custom handmade leather strap
  • Single wide sliding keeper loop
  • Brushed polished stainless steel buckle with engraved ZW logo
  • 180mm – 220mm wrist circumference