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After the incredible success of the maritime-themed Norfolk, Garrick has once again partnered with esteemed freelance designer, Michael Horlbeck, to pen another breathtaking design for the delectation of horophiles.
The Portsmouth is inspired by old maritime instruments which proudly displayed the maker’s name on a large nameplate screwed to the dial.
The silver dial 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.
Garrick’s visually striking bevelled and thermally blued Maritime hands, first seen on the Norfolk, are retained. These unique hands are made in-house by our 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 movement has been designed by eminent watchmaker, Andreas Strehler and his company Uhr Teil AG. Many of the components are crafted in Garrick’s own workshop in Norfolk. The design of the movement, with its prominent balance bridge, is intended to look stereotypically British.
The hand-wound calibre UT-G01 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. Furthermore, the movement is assembled, finished and regulated in the brand’s own British workshop.
Garrick does not craft ordinary watches, its timepieces are special and intended for those individuals of discerning taste.
The Portsmouth is handmade in limited numbers and is covered by a 5-year warranty.
Price £14,995 ex vat (outside the EU) and £17,995 inc vat (inside the EU)
Please note: Our watches are handmade in limited numbers which means we are unable to sell direct from our website. If you would like to order this exclusive timepiece, please contact us via the website HERE
Images show a unique model built for SalonQP 2016 and the final version may differ.
In the media:
EscapementUK, WatchPro Awards – highly recommended watch of the year, Quill & Pad
The latest watch from the British micro-brand Garrick debuted at SalonQP 2016 to a healthy dose of excitement. Not only because the people who love what Garrick does were excited to see something new, but because Garrick had teamed up with an industry star to produce a new manufacture-esque movement.
Thanks to the help of UhrTeil AG and new Caliber UT-G01, the Portsmouth is set to become the first Garrick watch that defines the company as a watchmaker first and foremost: the Portsmouth is the watch that determines a new direction, one on course to define the “Garrick” style by doing away with the previously utilized Unitas movements and filling the case with something worth lusting after.
Full review HERE
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