The Henry London Story: Inspired by the past. Reinvented for you
Style and fashion expert Jake Daniels takes a good look at the story of one of London’s most iconic watch brands.
The Henry London story began with two young and successful fashion designers exploring London’s many vintage districts searching for inspiration.
On one such visit to the famous Portobello Road street market in London’s Notting Hill, one of them came across an old, beautifully styled, classic Swiss wristwatch which had the words ‘Henry, August 1965’ enigmatically engraved on the case back. Although suffering the ravages of time, the watch still typified the craftsmanship and quality of a bygone age. She just had to wear it.
Meeting up with her partner later that day, he loved the watch every bit as much as she did. Again, he was inspired by the attention to detail only found in high-end, luxury watches. He just had to wear it.
With both of them wanting to wear this priceless possession, the couple started to think about the possibilities of reinventing Henry’s watch for today’s generation…
The Art Of Detail
The Henry London collection is the result of meticulous research, culminating in a perfect marriage of the technical with the aesthetic. The designers of Henry London have utilised cutting-edge technology to create watches with a level of precision and reliability which far exceeds that of their mid-century predecessors without compromising on style & design.
The Henry London collection is created to follow traditional styling with cases ranging from a 25mm three hand calibre, through to a 41mm chronograph with date, all crafted from stainless steel and designed to suit a modern market. In a tribute to classic era luxury watches, each timepiece has a beautifully angled case flowing seamlessly into a high double dome lens accentuating the subtle curve of the dial and elongated hands.
Bracelets are crafted from high quality stainless steel Milanese mesh, whilst straps are made from the finest of soft leathers carefully coloured to a bespoke palette of heritage shades. Both options are designed to fit the wrist with effortless comfort. Each style is aptly named after some of London’s most recognizable locations including the knightsbridge, Westminster and Stratford collections as a nod to the sense of English legacy which runs throughout the brand ethos.
Continue The Tradition
Like many watches of its era, Henry’s original watch was engraved for him. In testament to this, they offer a bespoke case back engraving service allowing you to create a wonderfully unique & personal gift that will give pleasure for years to come. To use this service, customers can select a watch, select ‘Personalisation’ and are guided through the process.