If The Tourists & Shoppers Can’t Come Here – We’ll Go to Them
The Camden Watch Company is making an in-store exclusive available online in a bid to keep business ticking over.
Its No. 29 Horse Hospital timepiece is usually only available to buy in-store at their Camden flagship location, however wife and husband team Anneke Short and Jerome Robert, have decided to make the exclusive timepiece available online during this period of restriction.
Anneke Short says: “We know these are difficult times and while we rely a lot on foot traffic to our stores which we have temporarily closed, we know tourists cannot come to us so we’re going to them. The Horse Hospital is one of our most popular watches and we have had customers from as afar as Japan come in just to purchase it.”
Jerome Robert adds: “The Horse Hospital was the building in which The Camden Watch Company had our first ever permanent retail location, and although we have now moved on to a much larger space within the Stable Market, our first shop will always hold a special place for us.”
The design of the No. 29 Horse Hospital special edition is inspired by the colours and features found on British WWI trench watches; a thick leather strap, a dark dial with bright, legible colours and touches of luminous details. The No.29 is inspired by Victorian pocket watches, such as those worn by Camden train workers in the 1900s. The coloured details and clean sub-dial numbers modernise the design, ensuring that it looks as good with a suit as it does with a t-shirt.