You know we love a bit of English heritage, whether it’s Modern English’s shoes or a little jaunt to Waltham Abbey. So you know when Burlingham spoke to us, whispering sweet nothings about heritage watches, we just had to have a closer look.
The pairing of British style and Swiss precision, Burlingham watches are the coming together of two powerhouses. And it couldn’t be more delicately done. The nostalgic nods are seen almost immediately. Whether it’s the twill tweed design of the straps, or the sovereign gold of the casing. Just one glance at these watches you’ll agree, “they’re pretty sweet”, but there’s so much more just below the surface.
Their latest range is called ‘confluence’. Now I don’t know about you, but that’s a good word. One of my favourites. A real mouth marbler. And it would be a shame for it to be used inappropriately, wouldn’t it? Thankfully in the case of Burlingham, it has been used for good reason. This truly is the marriage of two styles. Of two worlds. And of two ideas. But more on that later.
The Burlingham Crown (pictured above) is a prime example of how their ideas have merged from the roving rivers. Since the very first Oxford-Cambridge boat race, club presidents have tossed a gold sovereign to decide who will row on the Middlesex and Surrey sides of the river. It’s this glint of gold, twinkling beneath the grey skies of the river bank since 1829 that finds itself echoed in Burlingham’s watches.
Married to a tweed inspired guilloché, we see the joining of the two rivers and a seamless partnership that looks as if it always was.
Though it’s not just a superlative sense of style that imbues these watches with such grace. Each component part has been carefully selected to give you, for want of a better word, the best ‘user experience’. Every watch face is double coated with an anti-reflective sapphire glass to ensure that it simply won’t scratch.
Deep within, the heart pumping those second, minute and hour hands. The time keeper rhythmically stalking your every waking step is none other than a Japanese Miyota movement. Mercury free and made in Japan, watches don’t get much more accurate. Even the lugs connecting to the strap are delicately filed to precision, each part of the watch tirelessly in pursuit of perfection.
So you get it, we like these watches. And by now so should you. Though there’s something else that really made us fall in love with this company. Partnered with Cool Earth, a percentage of every sale goes directly to helping preserve the rain forest. Now, call me an old luvvie, but you have to admire a company that is willing to put profits towards charity – especially one which is just about to launch its first ever range.
With preorders available from the 4th of August, you can get your hands on Burlingham watches at their website (link below), though you want to move FAST. They’ll be gone in the blink of an eye.
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