All the ruggedised features Elliot Brown is renowned for plus the addition of the perfect adventurers companion, a bold GMT/UTC 24h hand to keep an eye on the time in a second time zone. Perfect when your travels take you offshore or a loved one resides in a different country. (UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated)
Powered by a reliable Ronda 505-24h calibre Swiss quartz movement, the Broadstone collection was inspired by our partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and includes a host of subtle details we learned first hand seeing how the 2015-16 Canford Clipper Race crew Limited Edition watches performed as they were put through extremes by skippers and crew on their global ocean-going adventure.
Launching in August with the Broadstone 505-001 Clipper Race UTC Limited Edition this model is limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide – each one with a beautifully detailed, uniquely numbered case back carrying the Clipper Race insignia.
The dial features the subtle Elliot Brown/Clipper Race trademark design of green hour markers for port and red markers for starboard around the outer reaches of the dial, with distinctive black and chrome detailing complimenting the smart go-anywhere credentials.
The tapering solid stainless outer bezel is deeply engraved with 24 hour numerals linking with the UTC hand on the dial – boldly distinguished with a bright red broad arrow tip.
The Clipper Race UTC model is differs from the rest of the collection with the UTC insignia denoting the timing standard adopted by Clipper Race crews and officials.
All other models are distinguished by having GMT printed GMT on the dial.
Every detail has been considered and re-considered or re-designed until every component gels with every other. It’s a fine balancing act that can keep us up well into the nights but when the final CAD images are revealed, we instantly know when our work is complete. It’s an instinct we’ve adopted from the start and it’s the reason every Elliot Brown has a purity and unique character that’s the result of years of experience.
Broadstone collection highlights include: Swiss Ronda movement caliber 505-24h, 24h UTC/GMT hand; internal rotating timing bezel operated by the upper crown; crowns recessed into the case for protection; shock protection internal movement shield system; solid marine grade 316L case; fitted custom rubber strap with our signature wide tongue stainless buckle; triple sealed crowns that won’t leak even in the adjust position; 2.5mm anti reflective sapphire crystal; pressure tested in water at 200m; bolted down case back for a perfect seal. A screwdriver is included for easy strap changes using the solid screw in strap bars. The Clipper Race UTC model also comes with an additional black Duck Canvas deployant strap specifically made with a red contrast stitch for this model.
The Universal Time Coordinated standard came about in 1960 when the UK and USA synched atomic time signals to create the new standard, effectively replacing the meridian time line that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Of course the term GMT for Greenwich Mean Time remains a traditional constant with a wonderful history that acts as a kind of timing anchor line running through Great Britain.