Henry London Watches Invade from Great Britain

In Industry News, What's New by Jeff Prine

HENRY LONDON5London—The British are coming (again). This time they’re hoping the ride the crest of vintage-inspired, simple, straightforward timepiece designs.

Founded last year by “two young, successful fashion designers exploring London’s many vintage districts searching for inspiration,” Henry London quickly found a niche that appealed to young watch wearers.

‘Bygone Era’

Inspired by “an old, beautifully styled, classic Swiss wristwatch which had the words ‘Henry, August 1965’ enigmatically engraved on the case back,” that the company’s founder discovered on Portobello Road market in Notting Hill. The couple were so enamored of the craftsmanship of a bygone era they recreated it for a new generation.

Within a few months, Henry London could be found in more than 200 doors in 20 countries. Now, the unisex watches can be found here too, debuting at Nordstrom.com.

“With the addition of this international player in our portfolio, we cement our status as a global brand,” says Paul Harry, Henry London’s sales/marketing director. “We are delighted that the passion for our beautiful timepieces has now extended across the pound and look foward to seeing the Henry London brand flourish in the U.S. market.”

In keeping with its English heritage, select timepieces are named for Chiswick, Edgware, Finchley, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Harrow, Highgate, Holborn, Knightsbridge, Pimlico, Richmond, Stratford and Westminster collections.

Retails range from $145 to $240 with 38- and 41-millimeter stainless steel cases, mineral crystal, quartz movements and straps in leather and Milanese mesh.