Coniston Auto - Trackday

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Where speed is concerned, inspiration can be found in may facets of history. The Campbell Family legacy includes track racing, when Sir Malcolm Campbell won the 1927 and 1928 Grand Prix de Boulogne, and there are many more in all avenues of motorsport and speed chasing. 

The Coniston Automatic Collection has been designed in collaboration with the Campbell Family Heritage Trust, with donations from every sale going to support and celebrate the Campbell family legacy.

 

- 41mm diameter x 11.1mm depth
- 20mm strap width
- Dual-texture bespoke designed case
- Sapphire crystal with dual side anti-reflective coating
- Multi-layer dial, applied indices & polished chamfer
- Aero-structure hands
- Hairline seconds hands w/counter-weight & arrow tip
- Luminous hands and dial perimeter
- 62g
- 10 ATM
- 2 year warranty

- Miyota 8N24 automatic mechanical movement
- 21,600 bph
- 21 jewels
- Handwinding override capability
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy of -20 ~ + 40 sec/day
- Japanese Made
- Hacking function
- Parashock anti-shock

The Devil's In The Detail

One of our biggest learnings from the past 4 or 5 years is the ability to use little details, almost imperceptible to the eye, that improve the aesthetic quality of a watch immeasurably. Small elements of polished steel or paints used in certain ways, with different finishing techniques, that enhance the user experience adding contrast and legibility.

In the centre of the dial the plateau has changed ever so slightly too, with an overall larger diameter improving the surface upon which we can work with. We’ve used 12 slightly longer batons on this iteration, which are polished and cantilevered outwards onto the luminous moat, improving legibility and uniformity through symmetry and balance. There’s also a contrasting edge detail unique to each colourway.

The hour and minute hands have remained very much the same - we were reluctant to change the style as they are synonymous with the Coniston design - especially the way the skeletonised construction reveals, when the hands overlap, the luminous segment from the hour hand through the minute hand - forming a single glowing hand. However, we have changed the running seconds hand to feature a counter-weight and pronounced arrowhead - something we knew would improve this iteration of the Coniston and not distract from the design DNA.

DIAL DETAILS

Iteration. Improvement. The Coniston Automatic dial has been improved in almost every facet, subtly, deftly, to bring a greater sense of theatre - polished chamfers, two-tone bezel and central plateau, brushed textures and polished batons do the job.

Knurling

Knurling is a mechanical texture deployed in motorsport on important switchgear to make sure it's a positive experience. We've used that as inspiration for the bezel outer in a nod to the Coniston's motorsport inspiration.

Flowing Design

Re-designed completely for the Automatic era, the Coniston's case features a three-phase sectioning - the top has the knurled ring, followed by a flowing, beautifully formed light-catching strip leading smoothly into the lugs, and a final aggressively angled case-back, to nestle into the wrist.

BEATING HEART

For this new and improved Coniston we've turned to an automatic movement - the Miyota 8N24. It's a direct descendent of the 8N33 that featured in our manual Coniston, and features the same beautiful skeletonised structure, but with improved functionality; hacking seconds and hand-winding capabilities.

LUME

Continuing the iconic luminous capabilities of its predecessor, the Coniston Auto features a moat of lume around the periphery of the dial, and the same segmented hands, overlapping to create one glowing superhand.

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Metro

Iterate. Improve.

The Coniston always was a handsome fellow, with incredible dynamism of dial design and beautifully bespoke features - hands that resemble structural cross-sections, a glowing moat of illumination and striking refractions from the domed crystal.

We’ve had a lot of great feedback over the years following the launch of the Coniston, with much of the positivity focused on the dial and hand set, as well as the magically deep dial design that your eye can get lost in.

It would have been sacrilege to ignore these elements when reconsidering the design for Coniston Auto, so we’ve tweaked them ever so slightly, with delicacy and perspective, to make them just that wee bit more resolved.

Strength Personified

The Coniston Automatic has increased slightly in diameter and thickness. Now operating at 41mm, the wrist presence is as powerful, and the downward sloping lugs keeps universal wearability intact. At 11.1mm thick the Coniston, with its gilt rotor and incredible dial depth, is an unobtrusive, daily wearer.

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