Coniston - Speed Edition

  • Special Edition of 500 Watches

    "Sometimes a split second of time can be gained at the cost of a chance’" - words spoken by Sir Malcom Campbell; a seeker of speed, of thrills and records, of chasing and capturing glory that previously seemed just out of reach. The Coniston is inspired by its namesake lake, where Sir Malcolm Campbell set numerous water-speed records in his K3 boat.

    Taking its colour scheme from Malcolm's boat, the Speed Edition is a nod to the unwavering spirit that he displayed throughout his life. With a red-tipped second hand echoing the splash of red in both the Union Jack and Swiss flags that adorned the K3, the Speed Edition immediately catches the eye. The pale blue dial, set within its iconic Blue Bird blue outer ring, makes it clear that the Speed Edition is a close relative of the Coniston Bluebird; just as Malcolm was the father of Donald, the Coniston Speed Edition shares a very special connection with the Coniston Bluebird.

    The inifinity symbol on the dial of the Speed Edition replicates the same symbol which appeared on the badge of the K3; a mark of the hydroplane’s official status as a water speed record competitor, and of their unlimited and infinite power. The infinity symbol holds a special meaning in the case of the Campbell family; the lives of both Campbell father and son, infinitely bound together in their pursuit of speed.

    You can see the rest of the Coniston range here.

    • 40mm diameter, 10.5mm depth
    • Miyota 8N33 manual mechanical movement - 21,600bph
    • Accuracy of +25/-15 seconds per day
    • Polished bespoke case
    • Sapphire domed crystal with AR coating
    • Exhibition case-back with perimeter engraving
    • BG-W9 luminous treatment
    • Full grain navy blue leather strap
    • 65g (with strap)
    • 20mm lugs
    • 10 ATM