We’re excited to welcome Tockr Watches to the Abt Time boutique. Tockr is new to the watch world, but they’ve quickly made their mark by combining visually-appealing designs with high-end craftsmanship, and pricing their products within reach of the average watch aficionado. Designed in Austin and crafted in Switzerland, these aviation-inspired watches are built to exacting standards, using respected movements and materials. But even serious pieces of engineering can still have fun. A look through the Tockr lineup reveals vibrant colors and hydro-dipped cases in a variety of designs. When was the last time you saw a Swiss-made watch with a bright blue tie-dyed case? Whether you’re shopping for Tockr watches online or in the Chicago area, these designs are undoubtedly eye-catching.
The crown jewel in the Tockr watch lineup is the D-Day C-47 Alfred Pepper edition. This model was created as an homage to Lieutenant Alfred Pepper, an Air Force pilot who flew missions in WWII, including the D-Day invasion. Pepper’s grandson had reached out to Tockr to purchase a watch that would commemorate his grandfather’s service. After hearing his story, Tockr decided to create a model specifically for Pepper that would recognize his unique service, and the Alfred Pepper edition was born.
The dial on each of these watches is made from material salvaged during the restoration of “That’s All, Brother” the C-47 aircraft that led the D-Day squadron. That means that not only is every watch slightly different, they’re also an extremely limited edition—just 75 pieces of each variant will be made. Each model also comes in a commemorative wooden display case. Check out the video below to get an up-close look at this special timepiece.