Coniston - Steel

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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 Collection is inspired by it's namesake lake where Donald and Sir Malcolm Campbell set numerous water-speed records.

    Brushed metal has a very tactile quality, changing constantly with the light and, when applied in a radial fashion, creates a sun-burst effect which elevates a flat surface to a dynamic, three-dimensional spectacle. We’ve paired the brushed plateau and 24-hour rehaut (or chapter ring) with printed markings in red. As a departure from the rest of the Coniston range, the Steel model features black nickel plated hour appliques which match the outer seconds track and our logo. The hands are polished to bring cohesion with the case finish and a vivid red second hand adds a little flash of colour. A deep midnight blue strap lends a bit of contrast. It’s reminiscent of a vintage hi-fi, with those heavily weighted control dials and beautifully illuminated gauges.

    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
    • Midnight blue 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 it's 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 engineer 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.

In developing the Coniston we have taken the best bits from our preceding four designs and brought them all together in our new flagship collection.
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. We ship the earliest number available, but if you would like to enquire into a specific number please don't hesitate to ask.
Donald Campbell in Bluebird K7

Coniston

Inspiration behind the name came from Coniston Waters in the Lake District, which is famed for the Campbell family's water speed record attempts. At 5 miles in length it was the perfect lake for Sir Malcolm Campbell to set a new record of 141.74 miles per hour in Bluebird K4 in 1939.

Between 1956 and 1959 Sir Malcolm's son Donald went on to set four successive records on Coniston Waters in Bluebird K7. In 1967 Donald 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 - as soon as your order's dispatched we'll email you 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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