ARMISTICE 1918 We will remember them

Limited to 1918 Timepieces

This limited edition of 1918 numbered watches highlights those British soldiers who fought valiantly for our freedom.

Behind its sleek design and unalterable symbols, the "Armistice 1918" watch tells the story of that unique day of November 11, 1918, which ended the war. This mistress of time is now the legacy of our past.

A watch worn by the French president

This mistress of time perfectly characterizes the Genesis of Col&MacArthur and symbolizes the heritage of our past, through this particular day that marked the end of the war.

This precious watch was given to Allied leaders, especially during the commemoration ceremony of the hundredth anniversary of the armistice. We especially remember the French President Emmanuel Macron because we received a letter of thanks signed by his hand following this present.

Armistice 1918
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499 EUR
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  • Includes luxury packaging and insurance coverage.
  • Worldwide delivery.
  • Return accepted up to 14 days after delivery (full refund).
  • Delivery in 10 working days

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Your timepiece will have the serial number : 1467/1918
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General information
Guarantee 2 years
Weight 82,3 g
Movement
Origin Swiss
Type Quartz
line Normtech
Caliber 6004D
Size 11 1/2 '''
Version 5 rubis/or patiné EOL
Battery life
Case
Diameter 43 mm
Thickness 9.1 mm
Materials Stainless steel SS 316L
Surface condition Polished
Glass Sapphire
Lug-width 20 mm
Seal 5 atmosphere (50 meters)
Case back
Materials Stainless steel SS 316L
Closure mechanism Clip on
Surface condition Polished
Bracelet
Materials Leather
Color/Colour Brown
Buckle Double Locked
Bracelet length 117 mm - 210 mm

HISTORICAL CONTEXT

The First World War, commonly known as the Great War, began for the Belgians on August 4, 1914, when Germany invaded Eastern Belgium. This conflict will last exactly 1,560 days. Nearly 10 million people of all nationalities will die during this war.

On the night of November 10-11, 1918, at 5 am, Allies and German generals met with Marshal Ferdinand Foch in the forest of Compiègne, near Paris to sign the Armistice. For the ceasefire on the battlefield, it was necessary to wait 6 hours after the signature causing the death of 800 more soldiers.

THE SIGNATURE

The signing of the Armistice took place at 5 o'clock in car N°2419 D of the International Sleeper Car Company, also the headquarters of the French armed forces during the war.

THE POPPY

During the second battle of Passendale, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae was marked by the loss of his friend. He took care of his funeral and observed that the poppies were rapidly growing on the graves of the fallen soldiers on the battlefield.

The next day he composed the poem “In Flanders Fields”. It is thanks to this poem that the poppy became the symbol of remembrance of our fallen soldiers.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If you break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

THE LAST FALLEN ENGLISH SOLDIER

Although the Armistice was established, the battle did not end definitively until 6 hours later, leaving 800 more soldiers to perish.

At 9:30 am, Private Georges Edwin (G.E.) of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers was killed while scouting on the outskirts of Mons where he had been stationed since 1914. A regular soldier before the war, he made his first trenches, first gas attacks and first tanks. He died at the age of 40, having a son who was then four years old.

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Adam Michel le 2022-09-01
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Trés content de mon achat et un service clientèle excellent. Ce n'est certainement pas mon dernier achat. Bravo pour le service et la confection. a recommander ++

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Labrassine Julie Légat le 2022-04-28
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Un instant idéal...
?Une montre de collection exceptionnelle
? une table divine
? un vin excellent
? un artiste peintre Belge talentueux
? un mari d'exception.
Cette photo résumé tout ce que j'aime ❤
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Dudas David le 2022-02-10
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I took the armistice 1918 watch.  And I am absolutely not disappointed! It is superb. I'm very happy with it. I highly recommend it! 

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Baiwir Anthony le 2022-02-10
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Excited to receive it, in addition to a very fast and respected delay, the box is simply superb, like the watch. For my part, an armistice 1918. The strap is top with a perfect fastening system.

I have only one thing left to do, recommend Col&MacArthur!

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Gressier Christian le 2021-12-30
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Thank you for the Armistice 1918 order. It is a very nice watch and I received it by bpost on christmas eve around 10 o'clock. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the box and the watch of course. I thank you again.

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Haesevoets Olivier le 2021-03-27
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Superb watches of excellent quality with beautiful details. I have the "Armistice" watch and the "Leonardo da Vinci".

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Triboulet Gilles le 2021-02-28
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I ordered the Armistice 1918 watch. I received it a few weeks later. Great work on a watch with a strong historical value. I highly recommend the company Col and Mac Arthur. I am very pleased with the quality of the watch and the quality of the workmanship.

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Mery Béatrice le 2021-02-25
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I think this watch is splendid and makes sense! It reminds me that we have nothing to complain about.  We are not on the landing beaches in this murderous madness of the time! 

I can quietly admire it every day and not forget the sacrifice of all these heroes. 

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Henri Bruno le 2021-02-23
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Hello,

Please know that I am always attentive and curious about your new productions, perhaps a little too focused on military commemorations (certainly, there was the Moon March, which is indeed an exceptional event!).

I have the 11 November watch and I wear it with pleasure every day. You could usefully diversify the models according to exceptional personalities. I guess the commercial model is more delicate and the commercial risk greater.

In any case, I pay tribute to you.

Yours sincerely.

Bruno HENRI

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Moch Olivier le 2021-02-11
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She has arrived... A little pleasure at the beginning of the year, Armistice 1918 from Col&MacArthur. Serial number 0582/1918. Watch made in Belgium, in the workshops of Bassenge, based on a Swiss mechanism ?

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Moch Olivier le 2021-02-11
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It has arrived... New year's delight, Armistice 1918 from Col&MacArthur. Serial number 0582/1918. Watch made in Belgium, in the Bassenge workshops, on the basis of a Swiss mechanism.

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Daman Gilles le 2021-01-05
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A really great experience! Col&MacArthur answers our questions quickly, the follow-up is rather good and the watch looks good. My "Armistice 1918" is light and comfortable to wear. A first with a butterfly type bracelet, it is rather pleasant once on the wrist.

I would highly recommend this brand without hesitation!

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Scheffer Thomas le 2020-11-17
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Top quality Armistice watch, impeccable customer service. 

Magnificent commemorative watches and a great concept. 

What's more, it's a young company from Liège. 

What more could you ask for? Simply, another watch ?

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Boris An le 2020-10-19
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I am very happy to wear my Col&MacArthur Armistice 1918 watch. It is engraved, which makes it unique. The service offered is very pleasant. Thank you very much. Boris

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Kiwrona Fitany le 2020-09-24
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I ordered the Armistice watch for my dad. He is delighted with it ?? It is refined and elegant.

The customer service is top notch.

I would gladly recommend ??

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Kiwrona Fitany le 2020-09-21
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I ordered the armistice watch for my dad. He is delighted with it. It is refined and elegant.

Customer service is at its best

I would gladly recommend.

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Demoulin Julien le 2020-02-17
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Superb brand and superb concept with a product of undeniable quality. I have no regrets about my purchase and I wear my "Armistice" watch on my wrist every day. I highly recommend this company. Great product and great delivery!

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Dumoulin Nataly le 2018-12-04
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My father is very proud to wear the Armistice centenary watch.

Very beautiful box, a gift bag is missing when it is sent and everything will be perfect.

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Deboer Daniel le 2018-11-28
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I subscribe to BBC history magazine and had admired the 1918 Armistice Commemorative watch on the back cover all year.  In November I used the live chat feature and spoke to someone at Col & McArthur.  They noted how late is was for them (it was 10pm in Ontario Canada) but went on to tell me how significant this timepiece was especially for a Canadian.  George Price was the last soldier from the British Empire (or Commonwealth) to give his life at 10:48 am on 11/11/18.  So many lives were lost for nothing that day leading up to the agreed upon ceasefire time of 11 am.  George didn't have the best life leading up to the war but because of his bad timing is remembered where many are not.  I was sold and ordered my watch.  I receive many compliments on it and always tell the story of George Price to the admirers.

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Lecomte Frédéric le 2018-11-24
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Magnificent watch, charged with emotion, I can only remember myself the memories and sacrifice of my great-grandfather and our "Poilus" for our country.

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Bosquet Stéphane le 2018-11-13
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Very nice ride from the centenary of the Armistice of 1918. Delivery slightly postponed after the holidays, but announced by Col&MacArthur. To be recommended

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Abitbol Luc le 2018-11-11
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I ordered and received the 1918 armistice watch on time.

I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and the know-how of this watchmaking company that I had never known before.

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Holland Steven le 2018-11-06
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I purchased a commemorative Armistice 1918 watch from this company and could not be happier with the purchase. The workmanship and quality is excellent and I was kept informed of the progress of my order from start to finish. I would recommend this company to anyone. I am highly satisfied and will be looking to purchase from them again when the opportunity arises.

Steve Holland (UK customer)

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