Manufacturers of High Quality Military Watches Since 1974

MWC 1940s Pattern Classic 46mm Limited Edition XL Military Pilot's Watch - 2018-2021 Model Clearance Sale

£199.95 GBP £299.95 GBP


Product Details

These watches are the predecessor to the current model, they are identical in visual appearance the only difference is that these watches have a K1 crystal and the current models have a sapphire crystal, other than that they are exactly the same but are substantially reduced because a handful of this older model were found during a stock check.


Introducing the MWC Ltd Edition Classic Aviator Watch, one of our premium Pilot watch models.

The MWC Classic Aviator range is inspired by military designs from the 1940s and 50s. Some models feature a traditional second hand within a subsidiary dial above 6 o'clock, a common feature in the 1940s. This model, however, includes a sweep second hand, a design that started to replace subsidiary dials from around 1943 onward. These varying designs allow you to choose a model that suits your personal style preferences.

Key Features:

  • Imposing Presence: The extra-large case diameter of 46mm (excluding the crown) makes this a striking timepiece that commands attention and garners favorable comments, especially from other watch enthusiasts.
  • Enhanced Readability: The large dial, combined with Luminova paint, ensures the watch is extremely easy to read, day or night, similar to the original World War II aviator watches.
  • Transparent Caseback: The traditional automatic 24 jewel NH35A mechanical movement is visible through the clear caseback, showcasing the intricate mechanics. The movement has a 41-hour power reserve when fully wound.


  • Movement: Self-Winding NH35A 21,600 BPH automatic 24 Jewel
  • Diameter: 46mm (excluding the crown)
  • Thickness: 15mm
  • Lug to Lug: 55mm
  • Dial: Black dial with white numbers and sweep second hand
  • Case Material: 316L stainless steel
  • Crown: Screw Down
  • Water Resistance: 100m / 330ft
  • Strap: 24mm High-Quality Stitched Leather
  • Spring Bars: Included
  • Crystal: Sandwich K1 crystal*
  • Caseback: Clear caseback providing a comprehensive view of the mechanical movement

About K1 Crystal:

K1 is a combination of mineral and sapphire glass where mineral glass is covered with a layer of synthetic sapphire crystal. This material is designed to provide the scratch resistance of sapphire crystal at a lower cost and is ideal for watches with large case sizes due to its shatter resistance characteristics. Essentially, K1 crystal is an improved version of mineral glass.

We chose K1 in 2018 because it offered a good balance between price and performance. Other manufacturers, such as Seiko, use this type of crystal with some of their dive models, branded as Hardlex crystals. It is very tried and tested. However we decided recently to progressively move all of our large aviator range over to 100% sapphire crystals.

This MWC Ltd Edition Classic Aviator Watch combines historical design with modern functionality, making it a perfect addition to any watch collection.

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