'Turbulence' Cat.2 Aviator's Watch (46mm)

£324.00 £360.00

Inspired by the original 1940s air force issue tool watch, meet the Turbulence, our modern-day reproduction of the large 46mm Aviator's Watch. Fully automatic, built in Zurich, finished in the UK and accompanied by a 100% vegan leather strap made in Italy.

The Category 2 dial is inspired by the countdown 'Luftwaffe Pattern' design. 

Rotate North's design principles; purpose, performance and planet, have informed every detail of the Turbulence. The black dial is protected by hardened mineral crystal, with the hands and markers set in LumiNova, ensuring legibility whatever the conditions. 

Water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres, 330 feet), you can take the Turbulence with you anywhere, even the most testing paragliding expedition. However, it's also an easy watch to wear every day, comfortable and understated, and features an open caseback so that the mechanism can be easily inspected (and appreciated).


The Turbulence is powered by a self-winding NH35A, 21,600 BPH automatic, 24 jewel movement, with 41 hour power reserve when fully wound. This robust, mechanical movement is powered entirely by renewable energy drawn from the wearer's own arm movements - no batteries are required. It is exceptionally accurate, highly serviceable and ready for generations of active use.

MOVEMENT | Mechanical, 24 jewels, 21,600bph (6 per second). NH35a Manufacture Seiko 

WINDING | Bi-directional Self Winding via rotor. Additional Manual Winding  

POWER RESERVE | Approximately 41 hours 

SHOCK SYSTEM | Diashock 

FUNCTIONS | Centre hour, minute and seconds hands 


Water resistance to 10 ATM (100 metres), the Turbulence's 316L stainless steel case is fitted with a pressurised screw-down caseback and screw-down crown. 

CASE ARCHITECTURE | Screw-down case back 

WIDTH | 46.1 mm (excluding crown) / 49.7 mm (including crown) 

LUG-TO-LUG | 55 mm / STRAP WIDTH | 24 mm 

WEIGHT | 80 grams (excluding strap) 

CASE THICKNESS | 15 mm (measured at the centre of the watch) 

CASE MATERIAL | 316L steel / BEZEL | Fixed steel 

CRYSTAL | Hardened Scratch-Resistant Mineral 

CROWN | Screw-down 

WATER RESISTANCE | Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet


To complement the look, the Turbulence comes with an elegant 100% vegan leather strap manufactured in Italy.

COLOUR | Pullman Brown (dark brown) 

LENGTH | 128mm 

COMPATIBILITY | 24mm Lug Width 

STRAP MATERIAL | 100% Vegan Leather 

STRAP STYLE | Two Piece 

CLASP STYLE | Buckle (with monogram)

CLASP MATERIAL | Stainless Steel

Shipping & Returns

We offer FREE Express Worldwide Shipping, in partnership with DHL Express.

All orders are fulfilled within 1 business day of the order date. Purchases made after 2 pm GMT will not be shipped until the next business day.

You will receive an email with tracking details from DHL once your order has been dispatched.

All delivery times below are in business days.

  • United Kingdom: 1-2 Days*
  • North America: 2-3 Days*
  • European Union: 1-2 Days*
  • Australia/Hong Kong: 3-4 Days*
  • Rest of World: 2-6 Days*

*These delivery times are based on estimates provided by DHL and we cannot guarantee delivery time.

We are confident you will enjoy your beautiful Rotate North accessories as much as we do, but if for any reason you change your mind and would like to make a return, we are happy to accommodate you and issue a full refund.

Returns can be accepted within 30 days of the original purchase date.


We offer a 2-year limited warranty to repair or replace any defective material or component. It does not cover any issues due to normal wear and tear, misuse, or loss/theft.