The minimal elegance and quiet sophistication of the Daniel Wellington brand of watches was inspired when the company’s founder, Scandinavian Filip Tysander, fell under the spell of an impeccably dressed Englishman while travelling abroad. Tysander was especially impressed by the way this gentleman had customised his Rolex Submariner wristwatch with a weathered NATO strap of tough woven nylon of the type developed by the British Royal Navy for use by their undersea divers.
Tysander wanted to make the same kind of statement - adventurous and elegant, minimalist and sophisticated, classic and timeless - in an equally beautiful watch appealing to the trend-setting 25 years plus demographic. But he wanted to do so without the £4,000 price tag.
The result was his affordable range of slim, simple wristwatches that in only three years have sold in excess of a million units to make it the fastest growing brand in the world.The English gentleman? His name was of course Daniel Wellington - and the company that proudly bears his name is a marriage of Scandinavian minimalism and debonair English eccentricity.
The strap of this watch uses the colours of Glasgow University teamed with a Rose gold plated stainless steel case and simple cream-coloured dials powered by a Japanese quartz movement. The striking strap goes with today’s preppy style, adding a band of restrained colour at cuff level.
If you feel like a more formal look, all Daniel Wellington watches come equipped with a special tool to make changing the strap (there is a range of leather ones too) simple and easy.
Casing: 40 mm diameter and 6 mm deep.
Strap: multi-coloured fabric.
Water resistant to 3ATM (30 metres).
Two year guarantee.
Stainless steel case.
Battery-powered Japanese-made quartz movement.
Presentation boxed to make the perfect gift.