Garrick, the young watch brand based in Britain announces its debut with its first timepiece, the Shaftesbury sm301. A fine English watch with impeccable breeding, the hand wound Shaftesbury sm301 will be launched later this year.
This exceptional mechanical timepiece will be equipped with a machined brass dial, featuring an enamel coating and polished stainless steel, leaf shaped hour and minute hands, designed to look resplendent in ambient light. In addition, a small second’s display, with a slender red hand, will reside adjacent 6 o’clock.
There will be a delightful depth to the dial, courtesy of raised stainless steel chapter rings, mounted on steel pillars. The chapter rings are held in position with thermally blued screws, adding a flourish of colour with their vibrant bluish-purple hue, differentiating this watch from those which are mass-produced.
The case of Shaftesbury sm301 is to be constructed of stainless steel 316L, arguably one of the finest materials available for this purpose, measuring a highly agreeable 42mm in diameter, conferring ubiquitous appeal. The surface of the case will feature Garrick’s unique scratch resistant treatment, helping to preserve the factory-fresh appearance of the Shaftesbury sm301 for many years to come.
The planned incorporation of an onion-shaped crown will proffer ease of operation, as well as an elegant aesthetic, cohesively complementing the exterior of this handsome Garrick timepiece.
A talented team of English-based, Swiss-trained, watchmakers will use an existing vintage Unitas 6498.1 base movement and enhance it to Garrick’s exacting standards. The specification will include an in-house free sprung balance, open spring barrel and thermally blued screws. The artisans based at Garrick’s workshop, plan to include in-house open bridges with hand bevelled edges, evincing a traditional mien.
316L Stainless Steel
Sapphire Crystal with AR coating
Machined Brass Dial with enamel coating
Stainless Steel chapter rings
Chapter Rings are raised on steel pillars
Thermally Blued screws hold the Chapter Rings in place
Polished Stainless Steel Hours and Minutes
Red Subsidiary Seconds
Manual Wind NOS Unitas 6498 base movement
In-House Free Sprung Balance
In-House Open Bridges with bevelled edges
Thermally Blued Screws
Hours and Minutes displayed on the off-centre dial
Seconds displayed on sub dial at 6 o’ clock
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 18000 vph
Alligator or Premium Leather
316L Stainless Steel pin buckle