When the whole of the web is your toy cupboard it’s sometimes easy to miss some great ‘toys’ hiding at the back of the shelf. And today, we discovered these two superb Ellicott’s which have been on the market for a couple of months.
Ellicott Majesty Automatic Chronograph
According to Ellicott, masculine elegance is defined by innovative styling and sophisticated mechanics. The latest addition to the Majesty collection is a chronograph featuring the Calibre MG3 , the world’s first automatic movement with a pink gold circumferential rotor, no less providing a majestic 70 hours power reserve.
The reversed position of the push pieces on the tonneau shaped case, hewn from a block of blackened steel, give this modern gentlemen’s timepiece a really crisp and contemporary look. The dial is large and easy to read, but at 42mm the watch is a manageable size.
This watch comes in DLC black coating and 18k rose gold or a less convincing orange and grey. The price is a not to be taken lightly $22,500.
Ellicott Aviateur Mach One Skymaster
The Aviateur Mach One Skymaster is partially designed in “stealth” carbon, the first watch of its kind. Perhaps this means that if you were to throw the watch over North Korean air space their radars would not be able to detect it.
The hybrid case is 44mm and made of monolithic carbon epoxy and scratch-resistant steel. The watch pays tribute to aeronautics, and the case is ultra-light making it extremely comfortable to wear. The hour markers, numerals and hands and hands feature Luminova for easy reading even in the darkest conditions. The timepiece comes with three different dials depending on the materials and colours and the self-winding movement has a 50 hour power reserve.
About John Ellicott
Ellicott was one of the most prestigious watch making names in British horological history. John Ellicott’s pocket watches were highly prized by the aristocrats and noblemen of his day. He passed the business on to his son, also John Ellicott, and in keeping with his father’s accomplishments, his clocks and pocket watches were highly prized items in royal and aristocratic circles. His pocket watches continue to delight watch experts and connoisseurs.
Like many of the best of British watch making brands Ellicott went into decline and then lay dormant for decades until it was skilfully revived by Pierre-Andre Finazzi. Today the brand is renewed and reinvigorated and introducing a range of exciting new timepieces to enthral a new generation.