How the design and prototype watch Christine Granville?

The idea for the design of Christine Granville watches had its direct source in the person of Krystyna Skarbek. Associated with a strong, feminine personality who, during wartime hardship, worked for British intelligence and faced a tough male world of Churchill’s agents. This clash of femininity and strength became an inspiration for creating the design of watches bearing a signature of her operational alias Skarbek.

A brief history of the first watch CG

The proposition was to create a solid and practical watch, but at the same time a beautiful  one in its classic form that refers to the best, French watchmaking traditions from the interwar period. A rectangular shape makes the watchcase integrate smoothly with the line of the strap. This shape is practical, as well, looks pretty on the wrist and does not catch on a shirtcuff of an outfit with any protrusive elements. If you look at the watch from the side, you can notice clearly the watchcase line bent into an arc, whose shape fits perfectly the wrist, making up together with a bracelet a cohesive, closed form. The back of the watchcase is decorated with an engraved logo and a serial number of the watch. The heart of Christine Granville watches is made of top quality quartz movement made by a Japanese manufacturer. The front of the watch is closed by a highly scratch-resistant sapphire glass.

Construction of the watch – interesting facts

The case was made of top quality stainless steel and its parallel lines are extended by a classic bracelet made of rectangular chain links, equipped with an automatic clasp. The alternative for a bracelet can be a classic strap available in a broad range of colors, made of natural leather or vegan made of processed apple skin. The latter is a 100% vegan product, made of Italian manufacturer’s fabric which is sourced in the fruit processing. On the inside of the straps there is a name of the brand. The straps are equipped with a buckle decorated with an engraved logo.

A rectangular metal dial is available in 3 colors: white, black and dark blue. It’s covered with convex, white or silver enameled numerals with a classic cut. The hands of the watch have a simple shape and are also available in 2 colors. The numerals are complemented with delicate minute markers, and the whole is decorated with the name of the brand and a mysterious number. It’s a secret ID number given to Krystyna Skarbek as she began performing her service for M16. Another historical zest is located on the back of the case, that is the coordinates of longitude and latitude determining her headquarters in Cairo – the city where she met Ian Fleming, the author of 007 agent novels, for the first time. She was his inspiration for creating Vesper Lynd from the fist novel about James Bond.

Timeless watch by Christine Granville

The design of Christine Granville watches is thus an optimal combination of multiple factors which make up a unique product. It’s a timeless, classic watchcase shape, whose forefathers in the 20. of the XX century looked for inspirations in heavy, military equipment. It’s also refined details and logo which give the watches their character and communicate the historical philosophy of the brand. All of these features, combined with high quality materials and clear, well-thought colors, give the watches their unique value which is made up of the beauty of jewelry and the functionality of a solid piece of accessory.

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