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Geckota K-01 40mm ETA Pilot's watch

Sale Price £399.00

Regular Price £449.00

Availability: In stock

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    Say hello to the Geckota K-01, your new favourite ETA-based Pilots watch...

    The latest evolution of the range; a new and improved pilots watch that gives new levels of clarity, quality and elegance, and is now supplied complete with a genuine Handmade in Germany leather strap.

    From the moment you strap-on your K-01, its ultra-legible dial, sharp lines and amazingly finished stainless steel case impresses. As ever, inspiration came from iconic vintage Flieger B-Uhren – reimagined as a contemporary classic.

    This watch combines elegant simplicity, superb build quality and a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 movement at its heart. This is the seventh generation of our K-01 range, and believe us when we say it's the best yet!

    Just like all the other Geckota watches, these will be made in small batches to control quality and exclusivity, don't miss out!

    Still want to know more? Simply click below for more information.


    Individually numbered, solid 316L stainless steel case with screw-in case back.
    Bevelled-edge scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. (2.3mm thick)
    SuperLuminova - BGW9 or Old Radium
    ETA 2824-2 (hacking) movement.

    Water resistant to 10 atm.
    40 mm case diameter (excludes crown).
    8 mm screw-in crown.
    11.9 mm case thickness.
    49.5 mm lug-to-lug length.
    20 mm lug width
    Complete with a Handmade in Germany leather strap.

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    More Info
  • Movement ETA 2824-2
    Watch Lug Width 20mm
    Case Colour Silver
    Case Diameter (excluding crown) 40mm
    Case Thickness 11.9mm
    Case Back Screw-in
    Lug to Lug Length 49.5mm
    Case Material 316L Stainless Steel
    Case Finish Brushed / Polished
    Water Resistant 100 Mtrs (10ATM)
    Bezel Polished
    Watch Strap Handmade in Germany leather strap
    Glass Sapphire crystal (2.3mm thick)
    Luminescence SuperLuminova - BGW9 or Old Radium
    Crown Screw-in
    Power Reserve 38 Hours
    Warranty 24 Months
  • Lovely design


    Lovely but too small indeed. Plz also make a 42-44 mm version.

    Wrist revival


    Love the watch and considering preorder. Questions have you decided what the case back design will be? Can you choose on light colored strap vs dark strap? Now just to decide on black or silver dial.



    Perfect Sice and very good conditions for a Beobachter A/B . But without PayPall and CCard it is impossible to order one.

    Nice but too small


    Very nice pilot range. Too bad no 42mm, 43mm or 44mm version.

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Sharp Lines

This K-01 is the latest evolution in the range, which brings a whole new level of build quality. Strap this watch on and get lost in the contrasting details and sharp finishing. We pride ourselves in setting a high quality standard which you may have never seen accessible at this price point before.

The K-01 hands

This latest K-01 also features new and improved handsets appropriate to each dial version, for the A-type pilots watch we have used strong & chamfered sword hands while for the B-type pilots watch we have used thinner sword hands. Staying true to the original B type pilots watch the hour hand on our Geckota K-01 stays within the inner hour track. We have even heat blued the hands on the appropriate dial versions as another quality statement.

The K-01 dial

As with all pilots watches, legibility is important to the Geckota K-01. To ensure maximum readability we have used large dials with crisp printed contrasting indices topped off with Swiss SuperLuminova to ensure that accurate time can be read whatever the situation. To bring a contemporary feel to the watch we have also opted for Sunburst Blue and Grey options, ensuring that there is something for everyone.

The K-01 Case

We wanted the K-01 to be perfect for everyday wear so we opted for a 40mm case diameter, arguably the 'perfect size' this watch will be small enough to not impede on your daily life, but big enough to command some presence. For a subtle yet stylish look we have used a brushed finish on the majority of the case, which is nicely contrasted by the polished bevel.

Swiss made movement

With such a high level of build quality we knew we needed a movement to match, which is why we used the Swiss Made ETA 2824-2. This is a reliable, well made and extremely easy to service movement which has set the bar for entry level luxury watch movements across the industry.

Historical design

This K-01 Pilots watch draws back on the history of the original watches used by pilots during WW2. Heavily inspired by the Baumuster 'A' & 'B' Fliegeruhren made to certain specifications by Stowa, IWC and others, with a few contemporary twists.

Handmade strap

A watch of this quality needed an equally impressive strap to match, this is why it is paired with a genuine full grain leather strap Handmade in Germany! This beautiful vintage styled strap adds the finishing touch and will even look better with age.

Classic style

After strapping on the watch, you instantly get the feeling that you are wearing something special... The incredible finishing, solid feel and weight are instantly apparent, then you begin to notice the small details - such as the sunburst dial or the heat-blued hands, the longer you wear it the more it grows on you, the true beauty of a well-executed luxury watch.

Limited Availability

As with all Geckota watches, this new K-01 will only be made in small batches of hundreds at a time, ensuring exclusivity and allowing us to control our high quality standard. As always, the K-01 comes with a reassuring 2-year guarantee.

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