UK based watch brand Garrick has partnered with esteemed freelance designer, Michael Horlbeck, to create their latest timepiece, the Portsmouth.
The silver dial of the Portsmouth is engraved with a unique ‘England’ motif and thereafter lacquered. Numerous processes have been employed to achieve a sumptuous finish like no other. However, upholding its reputation for handcrafted bespoke timepieces, clients can choose an alternative dial design, incorporating an engine-turned pattern should they wish.
The brand’s visually striking bevelled and thermally blued Maritime hands, first seen on the Norfolk, are retained. They are made in-house by the company’s own time-served artisans. Meanwhile, a gorgeous mirror polished, hand-chamfered balance bridge resides at the base of the dial.
At first glance, the new 42mm stainless steel case may look similar to its forebears, but it is actually more refined, sporting a highly polished finish and delivering a superb tactile feel. Moreover, the timepiece appears much smaller when worn and is said to resemble a 40mm case.
At the heart of the Portsmouth is a new hand-wound exclusive Garrick movement. This exclusive UT-G01 calibre movement has been designed by eminent watchmaker, Andreas Strehler and his company UhrTeil AG. While some movement components are crafted by UhrTeil AG, other parts are made in Garrick’s own workshop in Norfolk. The design of the movement, with its prominent balance bridge, is intended to look stereotypically British. Furthermore, the movement is assembled, finished and regulated in the brand’s own British workshop.
The hand-wound movement is frosted and polished by hand, typical of high-end watchmaking, and features the brands own Trinity balance. The rim of the balance wheel on this timepiece is made of a patented anti-magnetic metal alloy called Sircumet and is employed for the first time within a wristwatch.
316L Stainless Steel.
11 mm Depth
Sapphire crystal with AR coating
Exhibition case back
Water Resistant to 100m
Machined silver engine turned dial
Brushed steel chapter ring and nameplate
Exclusive Garrick calibre UT-G01 manual wind mechanical movement
In-house free sprung balance – tested and regulated to ensure a daily variance of +3 seconds
Gold or Silver frosted finish
Seconds displayed on sub-dial at 10 o’ clock
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Handmade steel, heat blued Hours & Minutes
Heat blued sub seconds
Alligator or premium leather
316L Stainless Steel pin buckle