In anticipation of their milestone birthday next year, Rotary Watches has delved into the archives to bring together a celebration of heritage and iconic design. For Autumn/Winter 2019 the watch supplier will launch a three new limited edition pieces, titled ‘Heritage’.
The new collection is inspired by the 40s and 50s era, with the aim of resonating with today’s trend for vintage, classic aesthetic. The timepieces are self-winding, hold a 21 jewel movement and are limited to 300 pieces each.
The first watch of the collection combines elements of watch design popular in the 40s, whilst also featuring a contemporary twist of prominent lugs and polished Arabic dial markers. A 40mm case is enclosed in bubble mineral glass, an element from the original design. The combination of a pale champagne dial with brown leather straps and Rotary buckle is reminiscent of the popular style of the era.
The second timepiece is influenced by the 50s, featuring a galvanic cream dial with contrasting fine black crosshair. The bubble mineral glass fits the vintage aesthetic whilst the over-printed Arabic markers deliver a modern update.
Lastly, the third design takes inspiration from vintage military designs, a nostalgic reference to Rotary’s link to the British Army. The timepiece features a 41.5mm fully titanium case along with a khaki canvas strap and Sword and Ox feature hour hand. With luminous hands
and index markers, water resistant to 100m and flat sapphire glass this is a rugged timepiece suitable for the ardent adventurer.
“There is no better way to celebrate 124 years of success then going back through the archives to discover the winning ingredients” says Matthew O’Neill, Head of Design at Rotary Watches. “We have brought the archive to a modern specification so that everyone can own a piece of history.”