07 April 2017
Atlas Editions "Aces of the Air" Collection
Atlas Editions, creator of specialist themed collections have launched a new silver-plated pocket watch collection called ‘Aces of the Air’. The watches, featuring paintings of World War II aircraft in action are available now. The collection features fully functioning mechanical timepieces with traditional wind-up movements and a multitude of moving parts. Atlas Editions teamed up with Geoff Nutkins, renowned aviation artist and owner of Shoreham Aircraft Museum. Each pocket watch features a painting depicting a WWII plane and engagement, and also includes an engraving with the pilot’s name and squadron details. The first watch in the collection depicts two spitfires over Normandy on 6 June 1944, with Flt Lt Tony Cooper from No.64 Squadron in the foreground. Mr Nutkins said: “I’m honoured that my World War II paintings feature on the Atlas Editions pocket watches. Each pocket watch in the collection is a real moment in time, captured forever".