Ian Elliot and Alex Brown’s philosophy has been to build watches that last for years. Immersing themselves in a coastal playground where salt water, sand and harsh knocks place huge demands on any timepiece.
After 20 years’ experience in extreme sports activities they halted their careers to develop a range of time pieces that would travel without issue on every adventure, wave and rock and of course look good no matter what the occasion.
Refining, improving, reinventing and testing brought about these rugged, award-wining watches that shrug off every type of harsh element and are now relied upon for ocean crossings, mountain rescues and practically any type of extreme spots or adventure.
Elliot Brown watches are chosen by athletes, adventurers and organisations where reliability and durability are key. A testament to these timepieces is they became the official timing partner and fleet sponsor of the e Clipper Round the World Race in 2015 and again in the 17/18 race. A race where crew are washing the decks coming into contact with salty sea water, shocks, huge temperature ranges and knocks and they need a watch that can withstand the elements.
“They’re built to last for years, not fashion seasons. There’s something comforting, putting on a watch that’s collected a few scrapes and scars, each with its own story to tell.”
Elliot & Brown
Every Elliot and Brown watch is housed inside a shock absorbing housing to help protect against shocks. Case backs and crowns are triple sealed, glass is toughened, strap bars are solid, buckles and straps are strong. All watches are tested at various pressures, multiple times to depths of 300m.
Adding to the extensive testing they do in-house, they submerged a watch for 6 months over the winter in Poole Harbour. Needless to say, the crusty residue just chipped off to reveal a perfectly shiny watch beneath.
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is one of the greatest challenges of the natural world, an endurance test like no other. A fleet of yachts battle it out over 40,000 nautical miles against all the elements have to offer.
The Clipper Race UTC watch is the perfect relaiable timepiece to partner any skipper or crew member on their epic journey. Built to go the distance Elliot Brown watches specification list is incredible:
Swiss Made Ronda Calibre 505.24H quartz movement with custom date printing at 4.30
3 year battery life
Steel & elastomer damped shock-absorbing movement holder
Water-resistant to ISO2281 and individually tested to 20ATM/200M
Shock-resistant to ISO1413
Solid marine-grade 316L stainless steel case
Anti-reflective 2.5mm sapphire crystal
Triple sealed 6mm knurled crowns; screw-down lower crown
Bolted down deep acid etched caseback with oversize seals, Clipper Race logo, and serial numbering
Internal rotating timer bezel with SuperLuminova marker
SuperLuminova coated hands that glow blue
Red/green port/starboard hour markers
Screw-in single-sided steel strap bars with screwdriver included for easy strap changes
Fitted Elliot Brown black rubber strap with solid stainless wide-tongue buckle
Additional black cotton duck strap with unique contrasting red stitching and deployant buckle
Why not browse our collection online or call instore to try one of these extraordinary watches for yourself.