Model 1 - Iron Cream

We learnt to enamel using white, so it seemed an obvious first choice when choosing colours. But there’s just something special about the Iron Cream; it’s clean and crisp like white, but has a warmth and a creamy richness which couldn’t be further from a cold white. We’ve finished the hands in a polished black nickel to contrast with the dial and match the hour markings.

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Sanding down a copper dial blank

Working with enamel

There is no other way of rendering colour which comes close to vitreous (or grand feu) enamel, nor is there another which simply won’t fade over time. It’s as difficult as it is rewarding and perhaps it was the challenge of mastering one of the great crafts of watchmaking, as much as the end product, which drew us to this ancient art.

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Sanding down a copper dial blank

Watch construction

The Model 1 is a simple watch. A three handed automatic in a 38mm polished steel case with a gentle double domed sapphire, showcasing the beautiful enamel dial at its core. Every part of the watch, with the exception of the movement, is completely bespoke.

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The Model 1 uses a Sellita SW200-1 with bespoke rotor
The Model 1 uses a Sellita SW200-1 with bespoke rotor

The Model 1 comes with a suede-lined leather carry case in one of four colours

Detailed specifications:

Case diameter

Lug to lug length

Case depth

Strap width

vitreous enamel on copper

Sellita SW200-1 with Incabloc

38mm diameter, 5 ATM, exhibition back Stainless steel, polished, hardened to 800 Vickers.

double dome with 6 layers of anti-reflective coating

made by Estima to our design

Italian shell cordovan or hypoallergenic suede, German made

Italian leather case, box and printing made in UK

5 years

Production run
< 300