It’s the summer of 1944 and a weathered allied soldier is walking
in Rome only days after the Allied Liberation. He finds an
interesting timepiece in a store just off the Via Veneto and
decides to splurge a little on this memento. He loved the way it
felt in his hand, and the complex movement inside the case
intrigued him. He also really liked the hunter’s back that opened
to reveal a secret compartment. He nicknamed the watch
Ritorno for “homecoming” and according to The Complete
Guide to Watches, the rare heirloom is now valued at over
£20,000. But to us, it is just a reminder that nothing is more
beautiful than the smile of a healthy returning soldier.
We wanted to bring this little piece of personal history back to
life in a faithful reproduction. We’ve used a 22-jewelled
movement reminiscent of the best watches of the 1940s.
We then test it for 15 days on Swissmade calibrators to ensure
accuracy to only seconds a day. The movement displays the day and date on the antique satin-finished
face and the sweep second hand lets any watch expert know that it has a fine automatic movement, If
you appreciate the rare, the classic, and the museum-calibre collectible, we have a limited number of
Ritornos available. We hope that it will remind you to take time to remember what is truly valuable.
Fits wrists 7 1/2” to 8 3/4”.