C8 Flyer Automatic

Steel Black

One the world's most iconic aircraft, the Supermarine Spitfire, is celebrated in this stunning automatic watch. Inspired the design of the plane's cockpit clock, it's the perfect pilot's watch.


Tibor leather strap - Dress clasp - 22mm Black
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  • Description

    The distinguished history of British aviation has been largely ignored by watch designers in favour of the ubiquitous B-Uhr style - until now.

    Our C8 Flyer Automatic, powered by one of two famous mechanical movements, celebrates two icons of Britain's flying heritage: the Supermarine Spitfire and the Farnborough wind tunnels. The latter helped shape the aerodynamics of many aircraft - including the Spitfire itself.

    Based on the Smith's Mark II A clock found in the instrument panel of the Spitfire, the C8's dial's wonderfully retro design is augmented by high-grade lume for easy reading in the dark.

    The Farnborough tunnels are represented by a 3D-stamped representation of their mahogany blades on the caseback, while the attention-to-aviation-detail is completed by the over-sized 'onion' crown.
  • Movement

    The ETA 2824-2 and/or the Sellita SW200-1 (identical apart from an additional 26th jewel) self-winding mechanical movements are the most common in fine watchmaking.

    A solid construction, including a strong mainspring, makes them reliable and robust, with both boasting a classic frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (that's eight ticks per second).

    They're also excellent timekeepers.
  • Diameter: 44mm
  • Height: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 87g
  • Calibre: Sellita SW200-1 (or ETA 2824-2) - stock dependent
  • Water Resistance: 5 ATM
  • Strap: 22mm
  • Vibrations: 28800 per hour
  • Timing tolerance: +20/-20 seconds per day
  • Lug to Lug: 52.8mm
  • Swiss made
  • Self-winding mechanical movement
  • 38 Hour power reserve
  • Date calendar
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Anti-shock system
  • 44mm hand finished, marine grade stainless steel case
  • Screw-in back plate with Farnborough wind tunnel design
  • Aviators diamond crown with CW logo
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Specially developed, bespoke Vintage Radium Super-Luminova hands and indices
  • Raised indices at 3,6,9 and 12 o'clock
  • Whip stitch vintage leather strap with CW motif buckle
  • Beautiful presentation case, owner's handbook and microfibre cleaning cloth