We design and manufacture.

To create something new, we believe those disciplines need to be intertwined.






For us, the appeal of a good mechanical watch lies in its ability to operate independently of the modern world.

It‘s a refined, yet rugged beauty which transcends technology, trends and even owners.



The idea was born by a remote Highland lochan, Loch anOrdain, many years ago.

Early inspiration came from studying a collection of OS maps from the area.

Vintage Ordnance Survey maps were an inspiration in designing the anOrdain range

The idea was born by a remote Highland lochan, Loch anOrdain many years ago.

Early inspiration came from studying a collection of OS maps from the area.





Our typographer, Imogen

Our typographer, Imogen, began to develop a series of typefaces inspired by the OS maps.

Our typographer, Imogen, began to develop a series of typefaces inspired by the OS maps. As the typeface began to take form, angles and shapes for watch cases, hands and indexes began to emerge...





As the typeface began to take form, angles and shapes for watch cases, hands and indexes began to emerge...

Our jeweller Adam, at work in anOrdain's Glasgow studio

...our jeweller, Adam, immersed himself in enamelling.

Our jeweller, Adam, immersed himself in enamelling.





A visual language began to emerge from old inspirations and hallowed crafts in fresh hands.

One of our dials, being printed by hand in our Glasgow workshop

A visual language began to emerge from old inspirations and hallowed crafts in fresh hands.





Some of the tools from our enamel studio

The allure of enamel was irresistible - an incomparable depth of colour; colour which won’t fade over time, and of course the challenge of mastering one of watchmaking’s great arts.

The allure of enamel was irresistible - an incomparable depth of colour; colour which won’t fade over time, and of course the challenge of mastering one of watchmaking’s great arts.





We experimented with 168 enamels from five countries.

The dials are heated to over 200ºC in the oven

We experimented with 168 enamels from five countries.





Enamel colour swatches, fresh from the oven in our Glasgow workshop

It took almost 4000 hours over three years at the bench to perfect our first enamel dial.

It took almost 4000 hours over three years at the bench to perfect our first enamel dial.





Our enamelist, Adam, and his apprentice, Morna, produce an average of eight dials per week.

Each dial is sanded by hand

Our enamelist, Adam, and his apprentice, Morna, produce an average of eight dials per week.





Toby at work

Assembly and servicing is carried out by our watchmaker Chris

Assembly and servicing is carried out by our watchmaker Chris