We are an independent watch shop near Kings Cross in the heart of London, building a small number of watches every year. Being close to the locations of former great watchmakers who formed the foundation of modern mechanic watches as pioneers of their time, we are offering hand-built mechanic watches in a variety of designs.
With this project, we took inspiration from whales and wanted to support the work of Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
If you would like to know more about Project Orca, look out for our Kickstarter campaign launching soon.
It took some time to find the follow up for our Series 1 watches. We wanted to bring something to the market that builds up on our existing model but adds meaningful details to make it a more unique timepiece. While testing out some of our dials, the colour scheme of one particular dial became so recognisable that an idea was born. This watch, in its design aligned to the famous orca whales, would not just be a mechanical trinket and fashion statement. With the current situation and appalling fate of whales and dolphins being held in captivity, hunted or caught as bycatch in fishing nets, we wanted to support those who in turn support whales and dolphins around the world.
After discussing our idea with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) we created a pledge on WorkforGood to donate £20 for every watch sold to their work. Additionally as a thank you for your support, the local UK artist Gemma Carter designed an exclusive painting, which will be included with every purchase.
Similar to our Series One, this model is built around the NH35 automatic movement protected by a black coated steel case and ultra-scratch resistant sapphire glass.
Our watches are built in London. We assemble the watch, regulate the movement to ± 10 seconds a day, seal the case and test it for 10 ATM or 100m water pressure resistance. After that the watch will go through final quality checks, receives their wrist band and is safely packed and shipped in a travel pouch. You will have a 12-month guarantee on this watch and we are always available, if there are any mechanical issues during or after this time. We chose the NH-35 movement for its reliability and longevity and as we build our watches in-house we can repair any potential damages or failures.