Bennett Winch has turned its attention to the world of horology, with the launch of its new watch roll.
Watch guru Wei Koh, founder of Revolution magazine, was involved in every stage of the watch roll’s development, along with the brand’s Design Director, Rupert Shreeve.
The brand says it has taken over a year to perfect everything from the watch roll’s distinctive design, to its size and the materials used.
Robin Bennett, co-founder of Bennett Winch, said: “We were determined to make the ultimate watch roll. Something genuinely unique and made by hand in London from the very finest materials we could source.
“Wei was incredibly detailed about what the pain-points were with other watch storage solutions, which provided some great design cues allowing us to create something that would set a new standard for anyone travelling with watches.”
Featuring a Kevlar layer, which is impervious to water, the Bennett Winch Watch Roll has been hand made in London, and is lined in Alcantara, while outer is constructed from the finest Italian leather.
Featuring a hexagonal design, and available in black and brown, there’s room inside for three watches, placed on a removable roll with partitions.
Shreeve said: “The hexagon shape makes sure that it stands upright as well as on its side, which is important as you don’t want your pride and joy hitting the deck as you load it onto the roll.
“When unraveled, each edge of the hexagon forms a totally flat watch ‘staging area’ or ‘preparation deck’ – this also helps protect the watches from scratches and bumps when loading onto the cylinder, thanks to the Alcantara lining.”
The Bennett Winch Watch Roll will be exclusively available at the brand’s Mayfair flagship store at 73, Duke Street, The Turnbull Townhouse on E57th Street, New York and its website, retailing at $780.