Garrick has now entered a new era in watchmaking with the introduction of their new and exclusive hand-wound movement designed by legendary movement specialist Andreas Strehler. The movement parts are manufactured both in the UK and Switzerland. Thereafter, movement finishing, assembly and regulation take place within Garrick's own Norfolk workshop. 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.
The Art Of Thermal Bluing
In line with the company’s no-compromise philosophy, Garrick thermally blue screws by hand, carefully subjecting the steel to high temperatures to achieve the most exquisite blue tone. The process begins with screws being placed within a copper tray containing brass filings. The screws are heated to approximately 220°C and, courtesy of the brass filings, the temperature remains relatively constant. During the bluing process, the time-served watchmaker has to allow for different depths of metal. Those areas which are thinner will adopt a bluish shade more readily than thicker sections. Consideration will also be given to the prevailing temperature of the room. Thermal bluing requires a deft hand and is time-consuming, but the result is that each screw is bestowed with its own unique shade, featuring a fusion of blue and purple hues. While each screw may appear the same, there will actually be a slight variation in shade, granting an individuality which distinguishes each component as handmade.
Garrick Workshop Visit
Page & Cooper visit the Garrick workshops in Norwich. Jonathan Bordell took a trip to the Garrick workshop to see our watches being made. He was lucky enough to be joined by Simon Michalmyr master watchmaker and co-founder of British Watchmaking Company Garrick.
Angus Davies Watch Review
Further to his written review, Angus Davies discusses the Garrick Norfolk on film. This is the latest watch from the Norwich-based company, inspired by a maritime instrument and featuring a gorgeous grand feu enamel dial. "Based on my observations at SalonQP, Garrick is clearly causing a stir among watch enthusiasts and following my experience with this Norfolk, it is not difficult to see why. With their own very unique appearance, Garrick timepieces wonderfully reference their place of origin, delivering a broad appeal many will want to explore".