It feels like forever since I last wrote to you all, this is becoming a habit! One which I need to snap out of and quickly.
The Spring issue has now gone to print and for a week or so now, I have a little bit more time on my hands. Whilst James is busy constructing our extension and Bell is busy gnawing on some left over wood, I thought I would sit down and write a little post for you all.
A little while ago, I was lucky enough to receive one of these beautiful watches by Morris Richardson. I had been seeing them crop up all over social media in the last few months with Pip’s blog post, over at McClounie & Armstrong particularly capturing my attention. If you haven’t read it, you can here.
A watch, in my opinion is a hugely special accessory to anyone’s wardrobe, male or female. I think Thomas Morris Richardson, Founding Director (as you might have guessed) as really captured the essence of this. The watches are just stunning. Timeless and elegant.
The majority of us country folk are proud lovers of tweed, some can even reach border-line obsessive. Anything with tweed on normally catches my attention and with such class the initial collection from Morris Richardson definitely doesn’t disappoint. With a classic watch face in either Rose Gold or Silver along with a strap of your choice from the collection of genuine Harris Tweed there really is an option for everyone. I chose the Ladies Blenheim strap with a Rose Gold face, I felt this would work well with most outfits and appeared very Spring like.
There are currently 12 strap options to choose from for ladies and seven options for men. The length of the strap differs for men and women, although I maybe could have done with a longer strap as my wrists are pretty big. The straps however are interchangeable so you could choose your initial style and then purchase a different strap at a later date if you wanted to change things up a bit.
I love love love the detailing too, there really have been no shortcuts or anything like that with this initial collection. The watch face is made from scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass and a 316L marine grade stainless steel case, operating a Swiss quartz movement. The watches are also water resistant making them a great option for any occasion; a day out in the town, evenings out with friends or a day out in the countryside.
The depth of colour within my Blenheim strap is incredible. It has a really warm, Spring feel to it. I don’t normally go for yellows or oranges but I am over the moon that I did. You may be wondering whether or not a tweed watch is itchy… well, let me tell you it certainly isn’t. I had my reservations at first BUT the underside of the strap is lined with a genuine soft, beige leather for comfort on the skin. The branding on the underside of the watch is also excellent, it is of the same standard I would expect to see on my Longines or mum’s Breitling.
At £179.00 these watches are affordable yet reflective of the quality and luxurious elegance that oozes from them.
The website states:
“THE BRITISH LIFESTYLE WATCH BRAND INSPIRED BY QUINTESSENTIAL BRITISH STYLE.
Harbouring the perfect balance between contemporary and traditional design, we create British inspired, fashionable yet timeless watches perfect for every occasion. Designed for style-conscious ladies and gents each of our watches incorporate a distinctive range of genuine Harris Tweed and calf leather watch straps that make you look and feel great. “
With Spring around the corner these are a must have this season. Go for either the Bramham strap with a Silver watch face,the Belvoir strap with a Rose Gold watch face or my choice; the Blenheim strap with a Rose Gold watch face. All are simply stunning and bound to turn heads.
The guys at Morris Richardson really haven’t missed a trick, even the packaging is gorgeous.
I have teamed up with Tom and we are offering an exclusive 15% off for In The Country readers when you use my unique discount code ITC15.
Until next time…
Lots of love,