Garrick English Watchmakers - About Us
Born out of a desire to create fine timepieces with a distinctly British character, British watch brand Garrick, produce watches infused with high-quality finishing and delightful details designed to appeal to the cognoscenti. These are timepieces for purists, featuring no-compromise construction and created with a palpable sense of honesty.
Founded by David Brailsford & Simon Michlmayr, British watch brand, Garrick, manufacture fine watches in their own dedicated facility in Norfolk. Garrick craft fine time- pieces intended to appeal to horological aficionados and watchmakers alike.
Great Britain has an illustrious horological history and is famous for many innovations in this field, several of which continue to be used today. Lumi- naries of horology include Harrison, Mudge and, more recently, the late George Daniels. Garrick is keen to be part of this great tradition, creating truly unique British timepieces with a touch of modern flair.
The company’s modern facility allows it to craft much of its timepieces in-house. However, when components have to be sourced externally, the company draws on the expertise of British artisans and craftsmen whenever possible, despite these parts sometimes costing more than items from overseas.
Nevertheless, frankness has always been an intrinsic part of the Garrick paradigm and the provenance of its watches is something the company takes very seriously. Garrick uses existing vintage Swiss calibres as the basis for its movements on it’s early models. The main plate, gear train, spring barrel, balance spring and mainspring all come from a Swiss base movement. The talented craftsmen at the Garrick atelier modify and expertly finish these components. In some instances, parts are produced in-house or sourced locally, enhancing the specification and imbuing the timepieces with a decidedly British character.
Garrick has now entered a new era in watchmaking with the introduction of their new and exclusive hand-wound movement, the UT-G01– designed by legendary movement specialist Andreas Strehler.
The design of the movement, with its prominent balance bridge, is intended to look stereotypically British and is assembled, finished and regulated in Garrick’s own British workshop.
The hand-wound movement is frosted and polished by hand, typical of high-end watchmaking, and features Garrick’s own Trinity balance.
The team of watchmakers at Garrick, craft fine timepieces that watchmakers and horological aficionados can truly appreciate. Garrick movements feature the brand’s own open bridges, expertly finished by time-served watchmakers with hand bevelled edges and thermally blued screws.