We turned back time to bring you this vintage-inspired classic.
In between courses at London’s Le Gavroche, I rolled back my sleeve
to check the time. My British friend across the table took immediate
notice of my Canterbury Watch. A self-described connoisseur of
“the finer things,” he seemed genuinely surprised that a Yank like
me actually had a sense of style. “I’ll bet you dinner that you can’t
guess— within £1000— how much I paid for it,” I told him.
Each of his guesses was over £5000. He was stunned when I
delivered the bad news. Time for a change. I used to buy all of my
watches at auction. Then the rooms started getting crowded and the
winning bids shot through the roof. It took me losing a lot of great
finds to people with deeper pockets to realize something important:
a great timepiece doesn’t have to cost a fortune. They don’t make
things like they used to. But we do. Our passion is for rescuing great
watches forgotten by history. We find a timeless style and recreate
it piece-by-piece, down to the most exacting detail. The Canterbury
features a classic face with three subdials, a rose gold-finished case
and genuine leather strap. It’s the kind of thoughtful design that
harkens back to those rare, 150-year-old moon phases. It was a
look that once could only be found under glass in a collector’s trophy
room. Today, it can be on your wrist.