Following the success of the S1 and S2 models, British luxury watch brand Garrick releases its latest timepiece S3, which is the company’s most technical watch to date. Showcasing the brand’s horological expertise and penchant for hand craftsmanship, this new creation features an open-worked dial revealing a myriad of components usually hidden from view. The new manual wound movement, the UT-GO4 calibre, encompasses chatons and peerless finishing, including time-consuming black polishing.
Introduced in 2018, the Garrick S1 model featured an open-worked dial which exposed a series of gears and pinions, positioned atop the mainplate. The S3 is different. The S3’s mainplate is a new design featuring a number of recesses which accommodate the aforementioned parts. These parts sit flush with the upper mainplate surfaces, providing a neater appearance.
This specification detail meant Garrick’s watchmakers had to revisit each movement component and, in many cases, relocate parts in order to ensure functionality and augment the model’s aesthetic allure. Ultimately, these various changes led to the creation of the new UT-GO4 calibre.
Consistent with previous models, the S3 features Garrick’s Maritime hour and minute hands, crafted in-house and heat blued. The hour track incorporates Roman numerals and, once again, is made in-house and thermally blued. Its dial also features a small-seconds display and a power-reserve indicator. As per the S1, clients can select a discreet nameplate or choose to eschew dialside branding.
The balance is positioned front of house, in the lower portion of the dial. A prominent bridge spans the balance wheel and is enriched with straight graining and black polishing. The movement is endowed with a Trinity free-sprung balance made of Sircumet, a non-magnetic alloy exclusive to Garrick. A free-sprung balance enhances isochronism and mitigates positional influence on the rate, surpassing the ubiquitous index-adjusted balance. The timing screws affixed to the balance wheel are set in-board, reducing air turbulence and, by default, augmenting precision.
The gears and a plethora of other components are made in-house using traditional watchmaking machines such as jig borers and lathes. Numerous grey-toned parts are, once again, made of Sircumet and subject to black polishing. This latter type of finish necessitates polishing parts on a tin plate in conjunction with diamantine paste, flattening the surface and delivering a brilliant, mirror-like appearance. The rhodium-plated movement is hand-frosted and features chatons.
Available in steel or gold, the Garrick S3 is limited to just five pieces per year.
904L Stainless Steel or Gold
10 mm Depth
Sapphire crystal with AR coating
Exhibition case back
Water Resistant to 100m
Gold or Rhodium plated with black polished bridges
Applied heat blued steel chapter ring
Hours, minutes and power reserve indications
Hands: Handmade steel, grained, polished or heat blued Hours, Minutes & Power Reserve
Exclusive Garrick calibre UT-G04 manual wound mechanical movement
In-house free-sprung balance – tested and regulated to ensure a daily variance of +3 seconds
Screwed and hand-polished chatons (jewel settings)
Rhodium plated with black polished bridges
Hand frosted finish
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Hour, minute and small seconds
Handmade Alligator, calf leather, Buffalo and Ostrich.
316L Stainless Steel pin buckle
£24,162.50 ex vat (outside the EU) and £28,995 inc vat (inside the EU).