Meridian Watches – New British Watchmaker
Launching at SalonQP 2012, The Meridian Watch Company will introduce its inaugaural range of hand made wrist and pocket watches to the public…. We wonder what the team at Meridian Watches have instore for us, what we do know is that they a ‘Made in England’ and proud of it.. Here is a pre launch press release
In rural Norfolk, The Meridian Watch Company are hand-making watches that remind the world of England’s proud watchmaking heritage.
As proclaimed by their slogan, ‘Made in England’, Meridian manufactures the components and sources the materials from the home of Byron and Blake. From the case and back, machined as a pair to fit perfectly, to the leather or webbing strap, handstitched in Surrey, every element is carefully hand-worked to their exacting standards and English sensibilities – understated, enduring and purposeful.
Lastly, the base Swiss movement is hand-finished in Meridian’s style – with added complications improving accuracy – and the watch is assembled in the workshop.
Meridian watches are intended to be worn, knocked about and enjoyed: the straps grow to the individual contours of your wrist, the sapphire crystal is coated on both sides by a British military contractor for unsurpassed clarity and toughness, and the case has been designed to handle a lifetime’s exposure to the elements, both in England and abroad.
To facilitate this, the packaging includes a complimentary passport holder from SmythsonTM of Bond Street. Handmade tools also accompany every Meridian timepiece.
This all sounds great so we can’t wait to get a glimps of what Meridian have to offer come tomorrow evening at SalonQP…. Good Luck The Meridian Watch Company.
As this is a SalonQP related article don’t forget you can have a chance to get hold of complimentary tickets to Saturday’s event at The Saatchi Gallery by entering our little giveaway courtesy of Schofield Watch Company and The Watch Review Site. If you want a chance to win enter here.