The Devil's in the Detail
The Windward takes its design cues from the wind-direction instruments and vector field diagrams showing wind patterns. It seems obvious to say, but wind is hugely important when sailing, as where it comes from dictates the direction in which you can sail effectively.
A colour scheme of greys, white and the Solent signature yellow forms the Windward’s classic yet contemporary aesthetic and sits alongside the cardinal in beautiful contrast.
The case design is a combination of various energy-dissipating angles and chamfers, inspired by lighthouses and ocean-furniture designed to withstand brutal environments. The slim, neat, polished case looks and feels robust - which is echoed by the subtle matte face of the crown.
A colour scheme of greys, white and the Solent signature yellow forms the Windward’s classic yet contemporary aesthetic.
The Windward takes its design cues from the wind-direction instruments and vector field diagrams showing wind patterns
The case design is inspired by lighthouses and ocean-furniture designed to withstand brutal environments. The slim, neat, polished case looks and feels robust - which is echoed by the subtle matte face of the crown.
FREE AS THE BIRDS
A porthole-style caseback for the Solent showcases the spectacular engineering marvel that is the Miyota 9039. Surrounding this are the words of Sir Alec Rose:
"I had a good ship under me and I felt as free as the birds that circled above. I was king of my little world."
Our watches are produced in small batches and each watch is finished with a unique serial number - which you can choose using the drop down list above.
“While the photos absolutely do this watch justice, they don't entirely convey the master stroke in its design, and that's the recessed yellow ring beneath the rehaut.”
“Another superb watch, feels way above its value with such a unique design, absolutely stunning.”
“This watch is so well made and the attention to detail is second to none. The leather strap I chose was super soft and extremely comfortable.”
When you think of great British sailors, the names Chichester, Knox-Johnston and Cowper come to mind. But one man quietly goes under the radar - Alec Rose, a fruit merchant from Southsea, single-handedly raced across the Atlantic in 1964 before achieving his life's ambition to sail around the world.
His is a story of a dream realised through ambition, with no sponsorship or financial gain, and in turn becoming inspiration to millions of people. A story that inspired the Solent.
SENTINEL OF THE SEA
In designing the Solent our research revealed the approach of robustness, something that all nautical furniture seems to adopt; whether it be the hull of a yacht, the bob of a buoy or the granite-flared base of a lighthouse - each has an underlying seam of strength.
The world of seafaring is steeped in elegance and fortitude, stoicism and bravery. The Windward reflects this sentiment; our own sentinel of the sea.
The case of the Solent measures 42mm in diameter, a comfortable size for most wrists, and features 22mm lugs - a modern sizing combination. To the peak of the domed crystal the watch has a depth of 10.5mm, whilst the 47mm lug-to-lug sizing complements the case perfectly.
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