Limited Edition: 25 pieces will be built for 2015
The Lightning is an exclusive modern classic design inspired by the 1940's and pays homage to the amazing fuselage art put on the fighter planes. During WW2 this created a strong bond between the pilot and his flying machine and also brought good-luck and protection to the airmen.
Designed and assembled in Providence RI using a rare combination of WW2 1940's-50's inspired mechanical movement parts combined with precision milled cases out of solid blocks of stainless steel and encapsulated in sapphire crystal. Designed to preserve the same functional characteristics of an every day WW2 era manual and self-winding mechanical watch. Built to provide many more years of durability without ever needing batteries. The repurposed parts and hand built nature of each piece means no two watches are exactly the same and each is individually numbered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Reference No: K1945LN
Movement: Automatic with manual winding mechanism, 21 jewels, 24-36hr power reserve range. Remarks: Inspired by parts from Circa 1940's-50's mechanical parts from vintage WW2 era antique watch finds, fully restored with customized flywheel deign.
Functions: Vintage style sweeping second, hours, minutes,day
Case: stainless steel, black ionic plating, 46mm, height 18mm, transparent case back, individual serial numbers
Depth Rating: 660ft/200m/20atm, built like a submarine to ensure no water enters your vintage movement if you accidentally drop it in deep waters. Always maintain crown screwed down and locked to case.
Strap: Natural raw cowhide leather with Black hand-stitching & edge treatment. 24mm wide, 4mm thick
Dial: Phantom Black, 3 layers, cut thru details, smoke gray numerals
Hands: Pigments of Bengal Orange, Carbon gray and white glow
Variations: Crown Guard Design & Hex Screws can be interchanged for phantom black, Gold, or Natural Stainless finishes.
Packaging: 8" x 7.5" x 3" Handmade and aged wood cigar box