Bonneville

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LIMITED EDITION OF 301 WATCHES

Speed was the aim of the game for Sir Malcolm, and so it seems fitting that we take inspiration from the instruments that presented his speed as he charged across the Bonneville Salt Flats. Being connected to the car through feedback from the dials, his touch and his senses, would have been vitally important for Sir Malcolm to know when to push harder, and when to ease off. The Bonneville takes its colouring from the main speedometer on the Campbell-Railton Blue Bird that captured the Land Speed Record in 1935. 

- 40mm diameter, 10.5mm thick
- 20mm lugs
- Polished bespoke case
- Sapphire domed crystal with anti-reflective coating
- Two-piece dial with lume moat
- Polished lume-filled aero hands
- Superluminova C3
- Exhibition case-back with perimeter engraving
- 53.4g (without strap)
- 10ATM (100m) water resistance
- 1-year warranty

- Miyota 8N33 manual mechanical movement
- 21,600bph
- 17 jewels
- Manual winding
- 40+ hour power reserve
- Accuracy of -15 ~ + 25 sec/day
- Japanese Made
- Hours, minutes, sweep second, shock resistance

301.128 MPH - BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, 3 SEPTEMBER 1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell powered his 2,300hp, Rolls Royce R, V12 supercharged Campbell-Railton Blue Bird across the Bonneville Salt Flats to a World Record Breaking speed of 301.128mph - the fastest man in the world.

The simple dream of going fast had taken Sir Malcolm around the world and back. Over the course of a decade he had taken that dream to a blistering climax in the searing heat of the Bonneville Salt Flats, but that dream had come true; he had done it. Sir Malcolm had secured his place, not just in the World Speed Records, but in popular culture too - he was world famous.

THE ORIGINAL SPEED MASTER

Car brands and auto-part companies clamoured for Sir Malcolm's endorsements, ladies flocked to his side and men wanted to be him. But the most significant moment in all of the events that transpired on that 3rd day of September in 1935, belonged to a small spectator. Donald Campbell, Sir Malcolm’s only son, had travelled to Utah with him to witness this new World Record attempt. Seeing his Dad wrestle that magnificence of cutting edge engineering to such ludicrously fast speeds, was something that would set off a whole new chapter of speed chasing in the decades to follow. 

301 MPH

In honour of Malcolm's achievement, the Bonneville has been limited to 301 pieces, celebrating the incredible speed that he achieved on that glorious day in Utah.

An elegant time piece that is already being talked about as a new family heirloom.

Nick P.

From the moment of opening the box right through to seeing it on his wrist, the experience could not have been better.

Richard T.

Bought for my husband. He loves it! Looks very expensive. Great attention to detail.

Angela B.

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