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Derwent - Gauge

  • Inspiration for dial designs can come from many sources, and this one is quite unusual. We happened across an old pressure gauge which had been designed by British thermometer maker Sidney Brannan, and we immediately fell for the beautiful style. We didn't hesitate to use it as inspiration for one of our dials for the Derwent - especially as Sidney's business still operates today from the Lake District.

    The inner gauge markings keep track of the hours whilst the more eye catching outer markings detail the minutes as they pass.


The Derwent range is designed with nods to a few traditional timepieces whilst offering a more contemporary touch. A diameter of 38mm harks back to the dress watches of the 50's and 60's, with the hi-dome custom acrylic crystal also lending itself to the classic aesthetic. The dial is more contemporary with a subtle domed form leading outwards to an angled chapter ring, which draws the eye in towards the dial.

The simple pitched profile hands afford the maximum readability whilst continuing the traditional yet contemporary feel. A quick peek at the case-back and you'll find a porthole displaying the balance wheel smoothly oscillating back and forth, keeping accurate time whilst offering a quick visual indicator of your Derwent's current power status.


In the north-west of England lies a mountainous region with breathtaking beauty. The Lake District, with it's valleys, woodlands, fells and lakes is captivating and stirs a hunger for the great outdoors.

Home to some of English literature’s greatest and most revered writers and poets, including author William Wordsworth, who wrote of it on many occasions.

Bordered by woods and towering crags, Derwent Water is surrounded by the magnificence of the Lake District - to its west rise the fells of Cat Bells, to the east Friar's Crag. The Derwent takes it's name from this lake as it was on her very banks the concept was born.