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HOLTON: Land Rover x Elliot Brown (Classic)
HOLTON: Land Rover x Elliot Brown (Classic)
The subtle matt vapour blasted stainless case, sand coloured indices, vintage raw edge ‘camel’ leather strap, create a distinctive character, totally in keeping for this Land Rover x Elliot Brown Holton Professional Classic Edition.
This fit for purpose workhorse takes inspiration from classic Land Rover aluminium componentry, bringing it up to date with design elements carried over from the new Land Rover Defender. Hexagonal frames neatly highlights the date window and logo mark whilst “squirkle” shaped hour batons provide perfect clarity in all lighting conditions.
As a nod to the launch of the very first Land Rover in 1948, look closely at the inner minutes track and you’ll spot orange indices at the number 19 and 48 positions. It’s one of those ‘if you know, you know’ details we love to hide in plain sight.
Like every watch we put our names to, this Holton boasts some naturally impressive DNA. A shock protection system for the Swiss quartz movement, triple sealed screw down crown kept neatly out of harms way at 4h, 316L stainless throughout, 2mm anti scratch, anti glare sapphire glass, SuperLuminova 8 hour luminous markings and solid easy change strap bars typify how every detail is the subject of an engineering obsession shared by the founders.
The detailing continues on the compressor caseback with a deeply engraved Land Rover oval logo superimposed over contour lines traced from Tyneham Cap, on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Bolting the case back down ensures perfect tension in the shock absorption system, this allows for a seal that increases in strength the deeper the watch goes and pleasingly, always ensures the Land Rover mark is always perfectly horizontal (unlike many screw down case backs).
Delivered in a bespoke Land Rover x Elliot Brown recycled EVA zipped case that’s perfect for travel, with built in storage for the strap changing tool, provided with every watch, perfect for quick strap changes even whilst out in the wild.
Bezel: high grip, uni directional divers bezel case hardened to 1200HV Vickers hardness. Highly resistant to marking and provides an outer layer of protection for the watch. The high grip texture enables the bezel to be turned by gripping the sides or pressing downwards and the fine hobnail pattern ensures the bezel can't be caught on anything, turning it accidentally.
N.B. this bezel is unapologetically fit for purpose. Please be aware it can catch or wear shirt cuffs etc.
Case: 316L stainless, matt vapour blasted, treated with an anti-fingerprint coating that naturally repels mud and grime. Every watch is individually pressure tested to 200m at several points during production
Crown: easy to use yet highly protected. Deeply recessed, screws down into watch case, triple sealed, hobnail knurling for secure grip, 4H position keeps it out of harms way
Dial: easy to read at a glance day or night with a military bearing that’s relevant and familiar. The hour markers are bold C3-coated parallelograms reminiscent of 1970s military dive watches, brought up to date with our trademark 12-3-6-9 cardinal graphics, with a white triangle at 12H to help orientate the watch when it’s dark
Hands: clear differentiation between hours, minutes and seconds hands with minimal chance of confusion. Short stubby ‘sword’ hour hand, long slender parallel minutes hand with pointed tip that reaches precisely to the minute markers. The seconds hand has a fine amber painted tip and C3 filled arrow head counterbalanced by a dark gunmetal ‘lollipop’
Crystal: bevelled 2mm sapphire with anti reflective coating applied to the inner surface to minimise glare for perfect visibility in all light conditions. It’s mounted fractionally below the hardened bezel to minimise the chance of the edge becoming chipped, with a matching black sealing ring. To pass QC, every crystal must be capable of withstanding an impact applied 3 times by a 17mm steel ball dropped from 0.5m
Movement: Swiss Ronda calibre 715 with low-battery/end of life indicator that shows the watch being issued with a low battery. It's housed inside a proprietary shock protection system consisting of a steel housing suspended by elastomer shock absorbers. Projected battery life is approximately 3 years.
Strap: Fitted with our bespoke vintage raw edge leather strap, with pin buckle.
Strap fixing: solid steel strap bars that screw directly into the case shoulders, driven by a 5-lobe head so that the driver (included with the watch) can't slip or climb out, ensuring simple and fast strap changes whilst also providing maximum security - no spring-bars to break
Caseback: bolted down using hex bolts creating a perfect compression seal and correct tension for the shock absorption system. Multiple surfaces minimise skin contact for comfort and bolting the case down ensures the case back logo and detailing are always aligned perfectly
9H-3H 43mm excluding crown
12H-6H - 52mm max to tip of case shoulders
Maximum thickness 12mm
Fits up to 190mm/7.5" wrist perfectly
Our webbing straps fit larger wrists, and metal bracelets can have any number of links added