We have a separate website www.robertloomes.com for our entirly British Made Watches. Absolutely the only entirely English manufactured watch, available in stainless steel or 18ct solid rose gold.
From time to time we make small limited edition watches using some British and some imported components. We made a batch of 100 Everest watches this year. Some were used by the Royal Gurkha Regiment climbing team on an extended 70 day climbing trip in Nepal, culminating on Everest.
After 70 days in temperatures from -40 to +35 and being severely bashed about by the chaps,includinga couple of days trapped in an avalanche, Captain Dick Gale reported that “they worked perfectly”.
Corporal Milan Rai, RGR, practices his bagpiping on the slopes of Everest in pursuit of a Guiness World Record and the rest of the guys plan the climbing. Each to their own but Milan is an outstanding climber and he really enjoyed taking a reliable British watch with him.
This particular watch was later raffled at an RGR dinner with Joanna Lumley, raising money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the Mountain Trust. Both are British based charities delivering aid, education and healthcare to remote mountain communities in the Himalayas.
Revisited by popular demand, we produced a fresh version of our original copper watch, now sold out.
The Black Copper watch was, again, a limited edition of one hundred pieces designed and built by us in Stamford; this time produced with a black dial and copper numerals and hands.
It is slightly tweaked beyond our original version both aesthetically and technically.
Even our sapphire glass is now made in England. We are absolutely the only British watchmakers to cut and polish our own sapphires, using machinery dating back to the 1940s.