British military inspired automatic watch - Stewart Dawson (Canceled)
Belgravia watch, inspired by British military tradition with contemporary fashion and personal engraved message on the caseback.
Before the current digital Era of tweets and texts and emails, leaving a note or a written message was the only way to send a message to someone else. There was more something lasting in these forms of written messages. Today our world is fleeting, digital, temporary and we often miss out on the chance to create a lasting impression. The best gift (the one that someone really wants, really enjoys) is the one that has personal significance attached to it. Stewart Dawson watches are designed to let you create a meaningful and lasting message. Your engraved inscription can be found under a hinged cover on the caseback. The message and the watch will always be close to you as time goes by.
Stewart Dawson design infuses practical elegance with contemporary fashion while staying committed to affordability and quality, this is why we decided to cut distribution costs and retail mark up enabling us to offer this exclusive product starting at an incredible price of US$199 (early backers pledge).
Our mission at Stewart Dawson is to design, produce and distribute top quality watches with a distinctive vintage inspired style and an innovative technological heart, all at a competitive price. The brand values of Stewart Dawson watches are British heritage, Swiss technology, and Italian design. We are passionate about details and quality. This Collection is called Belgravia as a tribute to the top quality details of the product, named for the exclusive London neighborhood.
The Stewart Dawson Belgravia Collection has a unique timeless style and design. Our objective is to restore the ancient glory of the British brand by David Stewart Dawson, who was one of the most influential Masters of Watches from the last century. This refined brand heritage has been enriched with our vision of the future.
The personalization of the engraved caseback is one of the exclusive elements of distinction of the Belgravia Collection. Each style could be personalized with an inscription engraved in the hidden caseback, to dedicate a special message, a quote or your initials. A personalized as well as exclusive timekeeper is now the maximum statement for individual style. The opportunity to have an individual and personal message engraved has a great added value for the wearer, in terms of gratification, importance and pride of wearing a unique timepiece.
Stewart Dawson Watch and Clocks was a brand deeply rooted in the Britain watchmaking tradition. David Stewart Dawson started his own watch and jewelry brand in 1871 in Liverpool at the age of 22 years old. The brand has been recently relaunched with this first Belgravia Collection, its soul in keeping with the original brand’s legacy. The first Belgravia Collection is a contemporary interpretation of the historical pocket watch ( French montre de poche ) the onion-shaped recognized as an elite object since 1400. Developed with the invention of the spring mechanism in the fifteenth century, the first creator Julien Coudray was credited with a hinged cover that protects the bottom of the watch. This model provided a way of keeping time before the invention of the wristwatch in the second half of the nineteenth century.
We have taken inspiration from the first onion-shaped ( montre de poche ) pocket watches with a cover that protected the watch movement and/or the crystal.Then, during the First World War, pocket watches had transformed into the wristwatches or the so called trench watch. They were also called wristlets, a term that was in use till the early 30’s, when finally it became the wristwatch, as we know it now.
We are a great team of professionals bound together by a passion for the highest quality watch and timeless style. With this in mind, our approach and vision is outside the box.
Marco - Watch passionate and business development manager
Chris - Watch expert and brand manager
Lorenzo - Watch connoisseur and in charge of Design and Development
- Case: Stainless steel 316L brushed. Water resistant to 5 ATM
- Case diameter: 42 mm
- Case thickness: 15 mm (crystal to dust cover)
- Caseback and inner case back: in stainless steel 316L polished and engraved
- Glass: anti-scratch sapphire crystal
- Movement: Self-winding mechanical movement Myota Caliber 8215, hour, minute and seconds
- Dial: Soleil or enamel finishing with Breguet indexes
- Hands: The hour and minute hands are polished stainless steel or black, and the slender second hand is painted in red
- Strap: Barenia, NATO, Bund, Camouflage, Kudu reverse, Racer, Connolly® leather and Cordura® fabric. In addition Alligator luxury leather. All straps are handmade in Italy by Italian artisans.
Technical specifications of each reference are available simply by clicking on the article numbers below:
The movement of this timepiece is automatic and extremely reliable.
- Calibre: 8215
- Vibration frequency: 21,600 vibrations per hour
- Jewels: 21 Jewels
- Automatic & manual winding
- Display by means of hands: hour, minute, second
- Shock absorber for balance staff
Our timepiece is a product rich in meticulous details and components that make it absolutely unique.
These high quality leather straps are handmade in Italy by Italian artisans.
Designed to fit very comfortably and elegantly on the wrist. The leather straps and buckles are personalized with the Stewart Dawson logo.
We are offering backers free engraving on the hidden caseback for the duration of the Kickstarter campaign only. Follow the instructions and indicate the text you would like to have engraved on your watch. There are some limitations due to the available space. To ensure legibility of your message we suggest you do not exceed 80 characters including spaces.
Hallmarking is a form of regulation and consumer protection dating back 700 years. Edward I passed the statute requiring silver to be of sterling standard to match coinage. He introduced the assay system which made it the responsibility of the Wardens of the Goldsmiths' Guild to mark all items with a leopard's head stamp. Hallmarking has continued at Goldsmiths' Hall in London ever since. The leopard's head, which has been used, in the past years, in various forms as the symbol of the London Assay Office since hallmarking began.
The Stewart Dawson exclusive watch is an object you purchase for yourself or as a gift.
The product comes in a stylish and sophisticated case that enhances the presentation of the timepiece that sets on a velvet pillow making it very appealing when opening the case.
In addition, we include the watch brochure and a USB Flash Drive Credit Card Style that contains the digital instructions and warranty.
Our products are manufactured following high quality standards on the market and they are covered by a two years international warranty. You will receive a Certificate of Authenticity and the warranty with the serial number of your timepiece.
Now available in new variety of colors, materials, textures and styles!
Belgravia collection offers a fashionable spectrum of colors, textures, and finishes for a total of 86 variations. It is created to appeal to many different trends and style for women and men. Stewart Dawson design philosophy infuses practical elegance with contemporary fashion while staying committed to affordability and quality.
Available in several colors with contrast stitching. Fine quality leather and Italian craftsmanship. For Kickstarter backers it is possible to order an extra strap at US$75 ( retail price US$120 ) with an additional cost of US$10 for Bund models.
It is possible to personalize your own style choosing among four different faces and nine band types that come in several colors.
Belgravia straps collection ranges from:
- Barenia - a luxury leather used by Hermes
- NATO and Bund leather straps used by World War Two pilots
- Camouflage leather
- Cordura® fabric (abrasion and tear resistant knit material)
- Kudu reverse (very soft and resistant leather)
- Racer a new concept of fashion bracelet/strap with integrated buckle made from a single piece of leather without stitching
- Connolly® the legendary British leather
All the straps are Made in Italy and handcrafted by Italian artisans, using only top quality materials and are very easy to interchange due to a quick release strap system that allows the owner to switch it in seconds without the use of any tools.
We are proud to offer a special price available only for backers an extra exclusive big scale gray of Lousiana alligator straps, meticoloused handcrafted in Italy by Italian artisans, that meets the high requirements of collectors and watch enthusiasts for US$125 ( reatail price US$225)
Alligator is one of the most beautiful and durable of the exotic leathers and with a little care should last long time.
Additionally only for backers hot stmpaed initials on the back side of the strap.
The specs sheet of Alligator strap is available by clicking HERE.
Every detail is the result of meticulous and continuous quality control in the implementation of the single component, to the different stages of processing assembly until the watch is complete. For these reasons, we have included in our timeline a period for strict quality control, allowing us to carefully ensure the highest quality of each product.
Our project needs your support to start the production batch. Each timepiece in this collection is the product of a carefully considered design and project planning. Each watch will satisfy the connoisseur, or the passionate person who seeks the right combination between technical characteristics and great style
Help us introduce the world to Stewart Dawson!
Risks and challenges
We have spent over three years on this project; designing, prototyping, refining, testing and improving the designs. We have made put forth a rigorous effort to select reliable suppliers and components to make sure that everything follows the timetable and that the product can be shipped by the June 2017 deadline. However, as multiple suppliers are involved and this is a new venture, we understand that delays or the unexpected issue may arise.
Despite the sometimes unpredictable challenges that occur in a start-up, we are working to ensure that all actions behind the scenes meet our demands to deliver the product to you on time. Should any unforseen circumstance result in a possible delivery delay, we will communicate with you the status immediately, along with options to resolve the situation.
Thank you again for your support and we look forward to delivering your Stewart Dawson watch.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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