Henry London watches have a sort of sleek style that makes it look like you are wearing a vintage watch passed down from your grandfather. The watches still look right today whether they are worn with a sweatshirt, frilly summer dress or a suit.
The design duo behind the brand found their inspiration when one of them stumbled upon a scratched but beautiful old Swiss watch at Portobello Road market with the words ‘Henry, August 1965’ engraved on the back of the case. It has resulted in a watch company that is dedicated to producing vintage style timepieces with complicated styling and an old school quality finish. Think of domed crystals, fine mesh bracelets, curved dials, elongated second hands and tall, elegant numerals and raised indices. All of the watches are stored in exquisitely designed boxes.
To make the watches feel contemporary, the designers chose to update the vintage look. The watches are available in many different sizes and a variety of colours including unexpected combinations such as petrol with rose gold or burgundy with yellow gold. The watch lines are named after the districts and tube stations of London, like Richmond or Stratford.
Up until the nineteen nineties, the average size of a man’s wristwatch was 38 mm in diameter, which today is the average size of a ladies watch. It means ladies have the largest choice of Henry London watches with sizes ranging from 25-41 mm!
The Henry London brand founders strove to design a product that conveyed love and attention as opposed to cold, modern smartwatches. Their ultimate goal is for their children to find a Henry London at a vintage market and feel that same emotion they felt when they first found Henry.