British watchmaker Loomes is raising money for the Mountain Trust charity by auctioning a one-off wristwatch that made it to to the summit of Mount Everest and back earlier this year.
The watch comes with a long history and pedigree. The base movement is an entirely British-made NOS Smiths hand-wound 18000vph Cal01 designed in the 1950s.
The movement was stripped and fitted with a new mainspring and re-lubricated in Loomes’ Northampton workshop before being intalled in a hand-polished case with a Loomes-made dial printed for the Mountain Trust
The watch was worn by Sgt Milan Rai, who summited on the 16th May 2017.