Introducing Struthers Tailor-made Timepiece: The Kelso

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Founded in 2013 by London watchmaker Craig Struthers and Birmingham antiquarian horologist Rebecca Struthers, the Struthers London studio combines award-winning design with traditional fine hand skills in twenty-first century British watchmaking.

“By applying abilities acquired from years spent as vintage and antique watch restorers with their training in jewellery and design, Struthers London re-commission high-grade antique and vintage watch movements recycled from the past. The playful concept of restoring and modifying to give a contemporary purpose creates instant provenance to modern design by allowing the reinvention of intended purpose.

Every Struthers watch represents an investment in traditional British industry. Whilst providing all watchmaking and most casemaking skills in-house, Struthers London are proud to be among a network master craftsmen and experts in the fine skills of goldsmithing, stone setting, engraving, leather work and furniture design in the same way watchmakers did hundreds of years ago.”

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THE KELSO BY STRUTHERS LONDON

In a petite 20mm wide octagonal case, the Struthers Kelso is available in 18ct white, yellow or rose gold.

Each watch is hand-crafted to order and can have personalised touches added throughout. The winding crown of the watch can be in solid gold or set with sapphire, ruby or diamond as a standard request, however requests can be accommodated should you have another preference.

The watch is built around a vintage mechanical movement from the 1960s, which has been refined and refinished in-house. Every movement is hand engraved, and the balance can be seen ticking away beneath a magnified window in the case back.

The dial, crafted from sterling silver as standard but available on request in gold; has been decorated using the centuries old technique of engine turning using a traditional rose engine to create a sunburst finish.

While black lizard is standard, additional leathers are available on application. Please contact us with any special requests you may have.

Personalised engraving is an optional extra and can either be incorporated on the case back, or concealed within the watch and known only to the client and watchmaker. Every watch by Struthers London comes with a certificate of authenticity and its own unique build book, photographically documenting the watch throughout its creation.

The build time for this watch is between three and four months, and commissioners are notified throughout the creation of their watch with progress updates and photographs from the bench. Clients to the Struthers are welcome to visit their studio and workshops, meet the watchmaker and see their watch being made.

Prices start at £16,500 (inc. VAT)


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