The journey continues
Garrick continues to build upon the success of its first two timepieces, the Shaftesbury and Hoxton. With a keen desire to create watches of increasing complexity which appeal to those of discerning temperament, David Brailsford and Simon Michlmayr have been busy masterminding new watches imbued with a high degree of craftsmanship and creativity.
Wishing to celebrate Great Britain’s rich maritime history, the Norfolk exhibits a traditional aesthetic with flourishes of individualistic detail, setting this watch apart from its contemporaries. The brainchild of esteemed freelance designer, Michael Holbeck, it harnesses many exquisite elements intended to appeal to purists.
The enamel dial, available in cream or white, is paired with Garrick’s unique ‘Maritime hands’. The hour and minute hands, with their anchor-like profiles, are produced in-house and thermally blued, in keeping with fine watchmaking practise.
A small seconds display, positioned at 9 o’clock is encircled with a chapter ring, again produced in-house, conferring an alluring profundity to the dial.
Housed within the 42mm case, the hand-wound movement is finished to Garrick’s exacting standards. An exhibition caseback permits the wearer to absorb the painstaking craftsmanship employed within. Precision is enhanced with Garrick’s own in-house ‘free-sprung balance’, a specification detail which manifestly illustrates the expertise of the company’s watchmakers. Price to be announced.
Regulators have been used for generations as reference clocks for setting other clocks or watches. Typically the minute hand has enjoyed greatest prominence on the dial, with the hour hand often presented off-centre.
Garrick has taken the notion of a regulator and created its very own, individual interpretation of the genre. Unlike ‘typical’ regulators, the Garrick Regulator, features three indications: hours, minutes and seconds, each delivered off-centre, on its own unique subdial.
Positioned at 3 o’clock, the minutes display is presented on the largest of the three subdials, using a chapter ring and lancine-shaped, thermally blued hand. The hours are shown at 6 o’clock, again in conjunction with a lancine-shaped, thermally blued hand. Finally, a small seconds display resides at noon, employing a cheerful red hued hand.
Part of the charm of the Garrick Regulator is the frosted dial canvas which stylishly contrasts with the black DLC coated steel case, measuring 42mm in diameter.
The SM010 Calibre, a hand-wound movement stands testament to the technical prowess of Garrick’s watchmaking team with expert finishing much in evidence. A large aperture, adjacent the various dial indications, reveals Garrick’s own ‘free-sprung balance’. Moreover, the no-compromise specification of the Garrick Regulator includes a hairspring equipped with a Breguet overcoil, deliberately included to sate the desires of the most discerning of collectors.
The Garrick Regulator is limited to 15 pieces and priced attractively at Â£6995. With demand likely to outstrip demand, interested parties are strongly advised to reserve their watch now.