Coniston - Bluebird

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  • "Courage is not being fearless" - words spoken whilst pushing the boundaries of physics and speed, Donald Campbell was no stranger to life-endangering challenges of extreme engineering. The Coniston is inspired by its namesake lake where Donald and Sir Malcolm Campbell set numerous water-speed records.

    The name Coniston has become synonymous with the Bluebird K7, Donald Campbell’s speed records and his fateful end. To honour this remarkable boat, Lake Coniston and the iconic man himself, we created a watch that reflected Bluebird’s distinctive colour scheme. We’ve used K7’s distinctive blue hue on the dial complemented by yellow accents found on the Bluebird’s badge and intake covers. Paired with a dark cognac leather strap, the Coniston Bluebird immediately evokes that bygone era of engineering prowess and looks, to our humble eyes anyway, the most distinctive of the Coniston collection.

    You can see the rest of the Coniston range here.

    • 40mm diameter, 10.5mm depth
    • Hand-wound 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
    • Cognac brown leather strap
    • 65g (with strap)
    • 20mm lugs
    • 10 ATM

The Beating Heart

We believe the rear of a watch should be as spectacular as the front, so the Coniston flaunts its oscillating balance wheel with a large glass aperture. We use hand-wound mechanical movements in all our timepieces, and the beating heart of the Coniston is the beautiful Miyota 8N33, which was selected not only for its reliability but also its delicate and eye-catching decorations.

Surrounding this visual spectacle is an engraving with the words of British icon Donald Campbell - who along with his father Malcolm, set numerous land and water speed records between 1924 to 1967.

Courage is not being fearless.


Journey

We started this project with a competition to name our next watch; little did we know it would result in a journey of such intrigue and excitement, through discovery of the Bluebird K7 and Campbell's fateful end, to the challenges of bringing to market a watch that is fresh and unique, yet combines everything we've learned over the past 3 years.
Donald Campbell in Bluebird K7

The Devil's in the Detail

The Coniston box follows the design of our Cherwell and Derwent boxes but has it's own colour scheme. A Cool Blue box is wrapped with a Cobalt Blue belly band which in-turn is embossed with our crown icon. Hand-made in the England, the Coniston box is the perfect partner for your new timepiece.
Donald Campbell in Bluebird K7

Numbers with Meaning

The Coniston comes engraved with sequential numbering, so you know exactly which Coniston you have. You can either select your number above, or if you would like to enquire into a specific number please don't hesitate to ask.
Donald Campbell in Bluebird K7

Bluebird

Inspiration behind the name came from Coniston Waters in the Lake District, which is famed for the Campbell family's water speed record attempts.

In 1967 Donald Campbell achieved a top speed of over 320 miles per hour on the return leg of a record-breaking attempt - he then lost control of Bluebird, which somersaulted and crashed. Campbell sadly lost his life.
Warranty
We're proud to offer the Coniston with a 12-month movement guarantee - if anything does go wrong we're on hand to repair or replace it for you.
Shipping
We ship our watches worldwide using DHL - once your order's dispatched we'll email your tracking number so you can keep an eye on it's progress.
Returns
If you aren't completely satisfied with your timepiece you have 30 days to return it to us for a full refund (must be unworn and in the original packaging). 

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