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The Broadstone is blessed with all of the ruggedised features Elliot Brown is renowned for plus the addition of the perfect adventurers companion, a bold red tipped GMT 24h hand to keep an eye on the time in a second time zone. Perfect when your travels take you offshore or a loved one resides in a different country.
Powered by a reliable Ronda 505-24h calibre Swiss quartz movement, the Broadstone collection was inspired by our partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and includes a host of subtle details we learned first hand seeing how the 2015-16 Canford Clipper Race crew Limited Edition watches performed as they were put through extremes by skippers and crew on their global circumnavigation.
Each one carries a beautifully detailed, uniquely numbered case back carrying the Clipper Race insignia.
The dial features the subtle Elliot Brown/Clipper Race trademark design of green hour markers for starboard and red markers for port around the outer reaches of the hour batons, with distinctive black and chrome detailing complimenting the smart go-anywhere, do-anything credentials.
The tapering solid stainless outer bezel is deeply engraved with 24 hour numerals linking with the GMT hand on the dial – boldly distinguished by a bright red broad arrow tip.
The Clipper Race model carries the UTC insignia on the dial denoting the timing standard adopted by Clipper Race.
Every detail was considered and re-considered until every component gelled with every other. It’s a fine balancing act that kept us up well into the night but when the final CAD images were revealed, we instantly knew when our work was done. It’s an instinct we’ve adopted from the start and it’s the reason every Elliot Brown has a purity and unique character. There are no committees to water great ideas down here!
Broadstone highlights: Swiss Ronda movement caliber 505-24h, 24h UTC/GMT hand, internal rotating timing bezel operated by the upper crown, movement shock protection system; solid marine grade 316L case; custom rubber strap, triple sealed crowns, 2.5mm anti reflective sapphire crystal, pressure tested in water at 200m; bolted down case back for a perfect seal.
A 5 lobe strap changing tool is included for easy strap changes as it fits snuggly into the ends of the solid screw in strap bars. The Clipper Race model also comes with an additional black Duck Canvas deployant strap specifically made with a red contrast stitch as a nod to the race colours.
Did you know the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) standard came about in 1960 when the UK and USA synched atomic time signals to create the new standard, effectively replacing the meridian time line that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. The term GMT for Greenwich Mean Time remains a traditional constant with a wonderful history that acts as a kind of timing anchor line running through Great Britain.