Giles Ellis – Schofield Watch Company – A Biography

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by D Constant on November 6, 2012

in Product Information, SalonQP, Schofield, Watch Events and Exhibitions, Watch Interviews, Watch News

Giles Ellis – Schofield Watch Company Biography

Introducing Giles Ellis – Director of Schofield Watch Company who launched his inaugural watch the Signalman GMT PR at SalonQP 2011 and will be returning this year to The Saatchi Gallery for SalonQP 2012.

On his return with Schofield Watch Company, Giles and his team will be exhibiting both the Signalman GMT PR and DLC GMT PR, along with the extensive essentially British accessories that he has procured to compliment this luxury timepiece and brand. Not only will Giles and Schofield adorn the halls of the Saatchi Gallery with their watches and accessories but Giles will also be undertaking a talk titled ‘Designing in Circles’  It is here that Giles will discuss various influences and constraints that have shaped Giles work as a designer, including the design and creation of the Schofield Signalman GMT PR and the Signalman DLC.

We have the pleasure at The Watch Review Site to be able to offer you a chance to attend this talk along with a chance to get hands on with the Signalman watch and tickets to SalonQP for Saturday 10th November 2012. All courtesy of Giles and The Schofield Watch Company and all for free.. Giles or one of his team will talk you through the Signalman and spend a little time with you so you can make the most of your visit. Oh and don’t forget its not only the fabulous Signalman on show at SalonQP, there will be many, many timepieces to feast your eyes on during the day.

All you need to do to enter this great little competition is register your interest here, just enter your name, email address and phone number. We take your privacy seriously at The Watch Review Site and promise your details will not be passed on to any third party unrelated to this promotion. The only people that will have access to your details will be, us here at The Watch Review Site and our friends at Schofield Watch Company. We also promise not to bombard you with emails, you may get one every now and then when we have a special event or launch.

So onto a little about Giles Ellis, Giles is the designer and director of Schofield Watch Company. A perfectionist through and through, Schofield was a company born out of Giles desire to build his perfect wrist watch. Taking inspiration from the Arts and Craft Movement Giles has developed Schofield into a company that values the crafted approach to manufacturing, seeking to promote uniqueness in both product and customer experience.

The Signalman watch is testament to this ethos and to Giles’ uncompromising dedication, over several years of research, design and development, prior to the company launch at Salon QP in 2011.

A man who lives and breathes design, Giles’ career path has been diverse and unusual. Growing up Giles was surrounded by creativity and craftsmanship; his father being a skilled woodworker and his mother a sculptor. This background instilled a passion for design and fabrication, a willingness to create particular and peculiar objects, to source items of unique and obscure interest, and to labour in areas of high end craftsmanship and design. Giles has run a business restoring antique Italian Bowl-back Mandolins and other rare musical instruments.

To this day his home is adorned with a myriad of Victorian banjos, ukuleles and mandolins. Giles’ talents also extended into making and designing parts for performance mountain bikes and high-end hi-fi equipment. This creatively diverse history has helped inform and refine Giles natural understanding of design as well as develop his ability to make luxury objects to the highest level of style and quality.

Schofield is now part of the revival of watch making in England with its company offices based in rural Sussex.

Now we hope this has wet your appetite and you would jump at the chance to meet Giles and his Watches in person at SalonQP 2012. So why don’t you enter our little competition for the chance to do so. Here’s the link 

Giles has always had an interest in the luxury fashion market and regularly blogs on his site

You can follow Giles on Twitter and Facebook @schofieldwatch and


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