Â The Portsmouth will be launched at SalonQP 2016.
After a successful inaugural showing at SalonQP last year, Garrick returns with a new timepiece, the Portsmouth. This exceptional timepiece will be launched at this year’s annual watch fair and Garrick is eager that visitors see this fascinating watch first hand in its home nation.Â
At the base of the Portsmouth’s dial the balance wheel is freely shown, inviting wearers to examine its beguiling to and fro oscillating motion.Â
At the heart of the new Portsmouth is a new hand-wound, exclusive Garrick movement, designed by Garrick and the legendary movement specialist, Andreas Strehler. The movement parts are manufactured both in the UK and Switzerland. Thereafter, movement finishing, assembly and regulation takes place within Garrick’s own Norfolk workshop.Â
The technical prowess of Garrick has been manifest for some time with the company making its own- free-sprung balance, delivering a daily variation of just +3 seconds per day. Now, with the advent of the Portsmouth, Garrick has signalled its progression to a higher level, offering an exclusive movement par excellence.Â
As with all Garrick timepieces, most of the parts including the case, hands and dials are engineered in-house or sourced locally.
The Portsmouth will be handmade in limited numbers and will be covered by a 5-year warranty. Â Price Â£17,995
“From the outset, it was always our intention to make the Portsmouth our finest expression of watchmaking. We have been asked many times why we decided to build the movement in both the UK and Switzerland and the answer is quite simple – we wanted to craft a timepiece for purists, discerning buyers who appreciate mechanical virtue and flawless finishing. Ultimately, it was only Andreas Strehler’s company, UhrTeil AG, which met our exacting standards. Uhr Teil AG is revered within the Swiss watchmaking industry, having created exceptionalÂ parts for an array of high-end watch brands. By collaborating with Andreas Strehler, one of the finest watchmakers of his generation, Garrick has ascended to a higher level of watchmaking excellence”