The Sidewinder Spitfire captures the spirit of vintage aviation. Its matt black case and dial, gold cathedral hands and railtrack chapter ring reflect the original cockpit clock.
The design carries all the hallmarks of a true pilot's watch or flieger, featuring a large dial, bold Arabic numerals and super luminescence for optimum legibility. Its oversized, onion-shaped crown is a classic feature of a flieger – as it allows navigators to operate the watch whilst wearing gloves.
THE DOUBLE DIAMOND.
The Sidewinder hallmark plays on the theme of reflection; looking back on design classics that have stood the test of time. The W in the Sidewinder logo is typeset to represent military chevrons. When turned on its side and mirrored, it creates our hallmark – a series of diamonds that represent beauty and endurance.
A NAME WRITTEN IN HISTORY.
The Sidewinder name traces its lineage back to the early days of the pocket watch. The winding mechanism for these early watches was typically positioned at 12.00 for open-face models and 3.00 for those with a protective hunter case. As styles changed and open-faced watches became increasingly popular, some hunter-case models lost the hinged lid but kept the winding mechanism on the side. This became the design standard for the modern-day wristwatch. Its name? The sidewinder.
THE SIDEWINDER SPITFIRE.
This MKII D version of the Air Ministry 8 Day clock was manufactured by S. Smith & Sons in 1941. It appeared in a range of Royal Air Force aircraft, including the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Avro Lancaster.
The Sidewinder Spitfire is a faithful representation of this famous cockpit clock, with old radium and orange Arabic numerals, vintage cathedral hands and a railtrack chapter ring.
As with the original timepiece, these provide a striking contrast with the matt black dial and stainless steel case. The 8mm ‘onion’ crown, signed with the Sidewinder hallmark, completes the vintage aesthetic.
The watch features a Swiss Ronda quartz movement, a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and a premium full-grain Italian leather strap.
COCKPIT CLOCK PRESENTATION BOX.
The face of the Sidewinder appears through a lensed window - showing the iconic design in its element.
Designed by R.J.Mitchell as a short-range, single-seat interceptor, the Spitfire became the backbone of RAF Fighter Command. It took its maiden flight in 1936 and fought alongside the Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of Britain from July to August 1940.
Powered by Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, and in later years the Griffon, it was much loved by its pilots. Over 20,000 aircraft were produced during its lifetime. Today, less than 70 remain airworthy - but its legacy will fly for ever.
FREE STANDARD DELIVERY WORLDWIDE.
Sidewinder Watches offers free standard delivery within the UK, usually within three to five business days, and to most countries worldwide.
MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
If you change your mind within 28 days of purchase, simply return your watch unused, in the original packaging and in a re-sellable condition for a refund.
ENGINEERED TO LAST.
Sidewinder watches come with a two-year limited international warranty from the date of purchase.