£900.00£983.33 ( Excl. VAT )

Pinion has been granted permission by the Commanding Officer of the RAF 617 Squadron to offer a very small number of remaining watches to civilian customers.

  • Military watch made for RAF 617 “The Dambusters” Squadron
  • Limited edition, from a range of 80 pieces
  • 42mm stainless steel case, powered by Swiss automatic movement (Sellita SW200)
  • Exclusive design with bespoke manufactured dial and lightning bolt seconds hand
  • Solid engraved case back, engraved and numbered
  • Built and tested in England, comes with two-year warranty

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RAF 617 Squadron watch - on the wrist
RAF 617 Squadron watch DLC black coating
RAF 617 Squadron watch


A bespoke watch made especially to meet the needs of the RAF 617 Squadron.


Originally released as a squadron-only watch in 2023 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of RAF 617 “The Dambusters” squadron, we are delighted to have been granted permission to sell a very small number of remaining watches to collectors.


The centrepiece on the dial features an abstracted squadron badge illustrating the historic WWII Dams Raid in 1943, where the now legendary “Dambusters” name originates. This identity is extended with waves from the badge being stamped in relief on the dial.


A bespoke seconds hand was made for this edition, that references the red lightning bolts as featured on the badge. These are also present on the tail assembly of the fifth-generation F-35B combat aircraft that the squadron flies.

Power & size

The watch is 42mm in size and is powered by a Swiss automatic movement (Sellita SW200) features a screw-down crown and is tested to 100 metres water resistance.

The reverse of the watch is engraved with the Pinion Military Projects motif and is numbered from a range of 80 pieces.


42mm automatic watch measurements


  • Diameter: 42mm
  • Length: 50mm
  • Strap: 22mm
  • Depth (incl.glass): 13mm
  • Depth (case only): 11mm


  • 83g (watch head only)
  • 100g (Incl.strap)


  • Stainless steel, brushed finish
  • Solid engraved case back, brushed finish
  • Black DLC Coated cases (hardness >850 Hv)


  • Automatic Swiss made Sellita SW200
  • 26 Jewels
  • ~38 hour power reserve
  • Regulated in-house (+/- 5 secs to +/- 15 secs per day)


  • Time (hours, minutes, seconds)
  • Hacking seconds feature
  • Ghost date (quick date setting function removed, but crown position still present / non-operational)


  • Screw-down crown
  • Stainless steel, brushed finish with polished Pinion motif


  • Domed sapphire glass
  • Anti-reflective coating (inside only)


  • Galvanic black electroplated, satin finish
  • Stamped motif
  • SuperLuminova C3-GL (Large numerals)


  • Rhodium plated, with brushed finish (hour, min)
  • Gloss red lacquer (lightning seconds hand)
  • SuperLuminova filled C3-GL (hour, min)

Water resistance

  • 100 metres / 10 ATM


  • 22mm Premium Barenia leather strap
  • 20mm Stainless steel pin buckle

Water resistance

  • 100 metres / 10 ATM
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