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Zero West Watches

Zero West is a British watch brand founded in 2016 by Graham Collins and Andrew Brabyn that celebrates great moments in history through innovative design and engineering.

Their watches are built around the superbly engineered and highly developed Swiss ETA movement range, with a case made from aerospace grade materials by state-of-the-art multi-axis computer controlled machines.

The results are a range of beautifully styled, highly engineered and ergonomically optimised luxury watches that are truly unique and a boon to any watch collection.

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MOTORSPORT

TT-58R

A BRITISH ICON OF MOTORSPORT (ONLY 58 BUILDS)

Featuring a machined disc cut from the drive shaft of the 1958 race winning Aston Martin DBR1 driven by Stirling Moss.

The TT-58R not only embodies a Time and Place, but a proud celebration of British motor racing. Britain has a rich unrivalled motorsport pedigree which is just as vibrant and successful today as it was when we pioneered it. The sport courses through our veins and our senses are overwhelmed by the thrill and danger of life on the edge: man vs machine.

This classic Zero West timepiece has strong minimalist lines, an instrument inspired motorsport dial, smooth case and contrasting matt black DSL lugs. TT-58R is British designed and engineered and born out of our great British motorsport heritage.

The watch is powered by a Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement thus ensuring it never misses a beat and is fitted with a custom black ZW aerospace grade rubber strap and bespoke stainless steel pin buckle

CR-2 CAFE RACER (1950’S)

STARTING A MOVEMENT

At the heart of CR-2 Cafe Racer is the beautiful Swiss Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement which is showcased through an engraved exhibition back. The vapour blasted matt silver case and matched profile DSL lugs are fully machined to aerospace standards from billet 316L stainless steel. Time adjustment is by a screw down knurled crown, which takes its design inspiration from the classic Leica camera.

A watch is defined by its dial and the CR-2 Cafe Racer has a balanced vintage design with a contemporary feel. A black steel index ring frames the steel embossed dial, which features skeletonised and drilled steel hands and cylindrical appliqued hour markers. The red, black and silver livery is evocative of the TT racers and great British bike manufacturers who dominated that racing scene.

CR-2 is fitted with a custom red ZW aerospace grade rubber strap and bespoke matt silver stainless steel pin buckle

AVIATION

H1-P3708

THE HARDEST DAY (1940) (100 BUILDS)

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 Hurricane P3708 edition. Taking design queues from the MkI Hurricane slip turn indicator dial, this watch is an iconic addition to their aviation collection.

H1 watch conveys the simplicity of the classic avionic dials found in the Hurricane cockpit. Housed in a precision billet machined bead blasted 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.

H1 BLACKOUT

STARTING A MOVEMENT

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 their 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.

S3-P9427

LEGENDS OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

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.

S4 BLACKOUT

STARTING A MOVEMENT

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 was recast and machined by Zero West 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.

S2-SPITFIRE

THE CLASSIC PILOT WATCH

The S2 watch conveys the simplicity of the classic avionic dials found in the Spitfire cockpit. Housed in a precision billet machined smooth polished case and matching ZW DSL lugs, is a distinct black dial reminiscent of a Smiths 8 day clock with period numerals and indexes, clearly defined avionics style hands, and red sweep seconds hand. The classic dial is framed by a simple black bezel ring and the hands and dial are highlighted with SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment. The rear of the S2 watch has a technical plan view of a Mark IXc Spitfire.

The watch is powered by the stellar Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement thus ensuring it never misses a beat. Hand and date adjustment is by a brass finished 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.

S1-SPITFIRE

FIRST FLIGHT

The S1 watch conveys the simplicity of the classic avionic dials found in the Spitfire cockpit. Housed in a precision billet machined matt black PVD 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 brushed steel bezel ring and the hands and dial are highlighted with SuperLuminova X1 luminous pigment. The rear of the S1 watch has an inset engraved silver disc with technical plan view of a Spitfire encased with the graphic markings of a P8 compass.

The watch is powered by the stellar Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement thus ensuring it never misses a beat. Hand and date adjustment are by a brass finished 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.

RAF-C

PROTECTORS OF THE SKY

The RAF-C pays homage to the RAF at 100 years. Housed in a precision billet machined 316L stainless steel body with eight polished vertically cut ball-nose flutes and match machined ZW DSL lugs, the blue dial features a striking representation of the invasion stripes displayed on the underwing and empennage of British aircraft during various campaigns.

Recorded on the dial is the location and date of the first RAF Photo Reconnaissance (PR) squadron. The WW2 PR squadrons played an innovative and vitally important role in reconnoitering and photographing strategic positions ensuring that Britain stayed informed. Their skilled pilots flew long and dangerous missions deep into enemy territory in fast, unarmed high-altitude blue liveried aircraft. The dial is complimented by ZW’s simple SuperLuminova X1 aviation hour and minute hands and red tipped sweep.

RAF-C is powered by the beautiful ETA 2824 automatic movement ensuring it keeps perfect time. The radial brushed, pierced and engraved exhibition back and distinctive locking crown depict the form and elements of the iconic Supermarine Spitfire. The watch is fitted with A/R coated front and rear crystals and a ZW handmade RAF blue Horween Chromexcel strap with engraved, brushed and polished stainless steel ARD buckle.

MARINE

LONGITUDE 2

PAYING HOMAGE TO THE HYDROPLANE RECORD (1933) (ONLY 50 BUILDS)

Zero West’s 44mm Longitude Marine Series watch acknowledges the achievement of Hubert Scott-Paines’ record breaking Miss Britain III hydroplane boat, and powered by a beautiful ETA 2824 automatic movement, there is no doubt that it will keep impeccable time.

Its classic black enamelled dial with contrasting white indexed Roman numerals evoke the halcyon days of great British world record achievement and the polished diamond cut hands are true to the elegant clean lines of Scott-Paines’ hydroplane.

L2’s beautifully smooth polished case and DSL lugs effortlessly sweep into the black vintage leather strap which is handmade in the Zero West workshop. A polished and deep engraved half exhibition globe back with sapphire crystal window commemorates Hubert Scott-Paines’ 1933 100mph record-breaking run on Southampton water, over 80 years ago.

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