This is one of those watches that begs to be stared at and when you do, there’s a feast of beautifully honed detailing that perfectly demonstrates the Founders obsessive nature. From the deployant rubber strap buckle, the subtle box sapphire crystal, lozenge-smooth ceramic bezel insert, to the highly polished case details that provide so much of this model’s character.
A chalky, inky, deep ocean blue isn’t an easy colour to pull off; not too bright, not too dark, a unique colour specifically created for this model.
The two layer sandwich dial suits the blue hue so well, highlighting the embossed basket weave signature texture adorning the recessed centre and softened with local Purbeck stone colour luminescent hour batons and hands, framed in brushed matt silver that glow brightly when visibility reduces.
The unique basket weave texture was created from elements from the EB shield, it also adorns the outer surface of the textured rubber strap and surrounds the raised shield emblem within the deeply detailed case back. It provides much of the classic character this watch delivers so well, whilst remaining perfectly current for today’s demanding audience.
At 40mm case diameter (41mm bezel) this is one of our smaller watches yet wears easily over a wetsuit or dressed for an evening out. Being based on the edge of Europe’s largest natural harbour with its strong maritime links, this model is an instant HQ favourite. The blue rubber strap is a thing of beauty but when we tried a brushed steel B07 bracelet and dark blue heritage webbing straps, it took on a totally new character – perfect for dressing up or down.
The 120 click unidirectional timing bezel on this watch frames the box crystal so perfectly, tapering gently towards the outer circumference, a precise ceramic insert gleaming with the clearest markings, the tiniest chamfer of highly polished steel contrasting perfectly between the gloss black ceramic and low profile, grippy coin edged splines.
When you’re putting your name to a watch you’ve created, it puts a certain pressure not only to make every watch a thing of obsessive beauty but to ensure it will perform no matter how harsh the conditions. That’s why we build in a shock protection system for the Swiss movement, created triple seals for the crown stem, indestructible strap bars that are a cinch to change, we only use the best, most durable materials, test every watch in water at 200m and can repair and fettle them for life long after the 5 year warranty expires so you never need to worry. Don't forget to take a look at the Instruction tab for how to custom fit your strap to you.
Dual layer embossed chalky blue sandwich dial with polished minutes track
Ceramic non scratch uni-directional 120 click timing bezel
Finely brushed stainless steel case with high polished elements
Domed ‘Box’ anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Signature basket weave textures for dial and compressor case back
Swiss made Ronda 713 quartz movement
Marine grade stainless steel case, bezel and strap bars
High contrast SuperLuminova numerals coloured in a bespoke Purbeck stone, with matching hands and batons
40mm case / 41mm bezel with high lume ceramic insert
Domed screw down crown at 4 o’clock with triple seals
Much like a metal bracelet that starts off at its longest, your rubber strap starts long and is designed to be adjusted to fit.
Allow yourself plenty of time, and try your watch and strap on your wrist before you start cutting to work out how much to shorten the strap by.
Having looked at the strap length on your wrist, if you need to shorten the strap, take the watch off, place it on a soft surface and remove one strap end from the buckle using the pointed tool (included) to push into the holes in the sides of the buckle to release the spring bar. Be careful not to lose the spring bar.
With a sharp knife or scissors, carefully cut just one section from the free end, cutting neatly and carefully along the centre of the first guide groove on the inner surface of the strap at the end nearest the buckle. Don't be tempted to cut two sections at once.
Now refit the strap end back into the buckle depressing the spring bar to locate into the hole position nearest the centre join of the buckle. Use your fingernail or a spring bar tool if you have one.
Now try the strap on your wrist again - it’s surprising how much removing just one rubber section changes the size.
If the strap still needs to be smaller, repeat the above steps, alternating which side you cut down until the strap is the perfect length.
Each time, re-attach the strap using the holes nearest the centre of the buckle so you can always increase the size a little just in case.
The attachment holes in the buckle are half the length of the strap sections so if you end up a tad too tight or a tad too loose, adjust which set of holes the strap attaches to in the buckle until it’s perfect.
It pays to be patient so you don't end up cutting your strap too short. Remember as your body temperature increases, your wrist size will increase too.
We design and re-design every component to make watches that are fundamentally fit-for-purpose, minimising or eliminating typical points of failure such as spring bars breaking, straps snapping, or watches leaking - all potentially catastrophic failures.
Any watches damaged in service can be repaired quickly and economically at our in-house workshop in Poole and returned to service with the minimum of disruption.
Not only is our servicing world class, the warranty has no small print. It’s honest, comprehensive, and straightforward. The whole watch is covered for 5 years, not just the movement. The only exclusions are accidental damage, the battery and wear & tear.