The timepieces are not only designed in Camden, but inspired by Camden both by its rich industrial past and its vibrant, dynamic present.
Founded by two Camden dwelling watch lovers, Anneke Short and Jerome Robert. Anneke, a British watch designer trained in Switzerland, and Jerome is a Swiss native, born and raised in the heart of the watch valley of Neuchatel, before moving to Camden Town in 2010.
The men’s designs are split across two styles; No.29 & No.88. Victorian pocket watch inspired No. 29, taken from Camden’s strong railway heritage, to the turquoise-blue seconds hand of the No. 88, based on the iconic ‘Camden Lock’ bridge, each detail has been thought through, scribbled, sketched, reworked and refined until just right.
Our favourite designs:
Men’s No 29 Watch
The No.29 is inspired by Victorian pocket watches, such as those worn by Camden train workers in the 1900s. The coloured details and clean sub-dial numbers modernise the design, ensuring that it looks as good with a suit as it does with a t-shirt.
The designs are currently stocked at WatchShop.com, the UK’s most visited watch Web site.
Price: £110 (inc free next day delivery within the UK)
Unisex No 88 Watch
The lugs of the No.88 are based on those found on classic vintage watches, in contrast to the modern case shape. The dial and crown are reminiscent of steam train gauges. The seconds hand is the same turquoise-blue as the iconic Camden Lock bridge.
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