Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout
Zero West - S4 Blackout

Zero West - S4 Blackout

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DESCRIPTION

With engraved disc manufactured from the original Rolls-Royce Merlin engine casing of Spitfire P9427 recovered from Poole Bay, Dorset

The S4 Blackout watch conveys the simplicity of the classic avionic dials found in the Spitfire cockpit. Housed in a precision billet machined vapour blasted case and contrasting black ZW DSL lugs, is a distinct black dial with period numerals and indexes, clearly defined avionics style hands, and a standout red 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 watch showcases a disc of the original metal that we recast and machined from the original Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of P9427. The precious Merlin disc is protected by a sapphire crystal window and is laser engraved with a detail of the plane and map of Poole Bay, where it last saw enemy combat in 1940.

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 modelled 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 black PVD buckle.

SPECIFICATIONS

Design Attributes

  • Latitude and Longitude references Poole Bay, where P9427 was discovered
  • Date code references Klein’s dogfight above The Needles
  • Dial design based on a airspeed indicator
  • Crown modelled on the joystick gun platform fire button
  • Merlin engine smelt from P9427, laser engraved

Case

  • 44mm diameter, black PVD, 316L stainless steel billet, with eight machined flutes
  • Match machined, black PVD, 316L stainless steel DSL lugs
  • Black PVD, 316L stainless back with exhibition sapphire crystal window displaying laser engraved P9427 merlin engine disc from the plane

Main Crown

  • Matt silver 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

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 pigmen

Hands

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

Dimensions

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

Strap

  • 22/22mm Custom handmade leather strap (half stitched)
  • Single wide sliding keeper loop
  • Matt black 316L stainless steel buckle with engraved ZW logo
  • 180mm – 220mm wrist circumference