January 7Extreme Weather – Winter Watches from WatchCentre
With daylight disappearing earlier and the frosty mornings, it’s really beginning to feel like winter now. Aside from a warm coat and thick socks, we always believe that winter watches play a vital part of any sensible outfit at this time of year. Here are a few suggestions to get you through the cold.
For the travellers amongst you, a world time complication can be a seriously handy gadget to have at your disposal. One of our latest arrivals is the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Geographic, a marvellously well thought out watch for a globetrotter. If you haven’t already, you might want to make sure you’re set up again for winter time. Assuming we are setting the time from a London perspective, the outer city ring should be positioned with “London” directly above 12, as opposed to the “S” for BST. That way, you’ll ensure you won’t be late for that important meeting!
As history goes, the Rolex Explorer has one of the most fascinating tales in the world of watches. Created to commemorate the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the Explorer was originally based on the watches that accompanied the pair to the summit. Being able to withstand the impossibly hostile conditions and the inclement weather that plagues the mountain is still impressive to this day, let alone with the manufacturing capabilities of 1953. Shockproof, waterproof, and unaffected by the extreme cold, the Explorer passed every test Everest could throw at it. This ref. 1016 Explorer from 1964 captures the spirit of this pioneering era.
A slightly different approach with this piece, as it takes inspiration from the world of winter sports. This piece conjures up an image of elegance, refinement and style, and this Hublot looks as good on the piste as it does for après-ski. If you don’t get the chance to hit the slopes this year, the combination of the diamond bezel and white rubber strap is enough to transport you to the virgin snows of the Alps.
Dunhill Lighter Pocket Watches
These are a couple of our rarest and most unusual timepieces we have in stock, not to mention some of our oldest. These fascinating lighter pocket watches from Dunhill dates back to the 1930s, and we believe they are one of their earliest examples of the lighters that they became so famous for. A practical and elegant solution to keeping yourself warm on those coldest of days
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