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Burberry: The Britain Icon Check Collection

Last month the Iconic British Luxury Brand Burberry, introduced a new watches collection. The new collection, The Britain Icon Check, is designed by Burberrys own Christopher Bailey. The collection holds both women and men’s watches that take their inspiration from the trench coats iconic check lining.

The Britain Icon Check for Men Limited Edition

The new Burberry Britain Icon Check watch for men is limited to just 20 numbed pieces, so there is a very good chance that none of us will ever get or see one.

The case is a 45 mm in diameter and made in titanium, coated with something Burberry calls Diamond-Like Carbon. The dial is made of an anthracite coloured grid, making it a skeleton by exposing the movement from the front. According to Burberry it s designed to replicate a woven check fabric through a process of swaging and a vertical satin finish.

The movement is a Swiss Made mechanical movement with manual winding, which features hours, minutes, seconds as well as date functions. It is a modified ETA 2824-2 with ‘Cotes de Genève’ decoration of the bridges

The Britain Icon Check for Men Limited Edition © Burberry

The Britain Icon Check for Men Limited Edition © Burberry

The Britain Icon Check for Women Limited Edition

The women’s watch has a 38mm solid 18K rose gold case with a diamond-set bezel and diamond and mother-of-pearl-set dial. It has a different movement than the men’s version; it has been equipped with the STP3-13 movement from the relatively new Swiss Technology Production (STP) movement manufacturer. STP developed the STP3-13 movement in collaboration with Burberry and it benefits from 44-hour power reserve with swan neck feature.

Swan neck is a device that allows for a much more precise adjustment of the racket due to the action of a screw that pushes the racket arrow against a U-shaped spring. This enables the watchmaker to be more precise than when using the traditional adjustment with a simple racket, thanks to the distribution of force across the U-shaped spring.

As with many other expensive women’s watches manufactures. Burburry felt the need to add 245 diamonds to the grid based design and separate the lines in the dial with mother-of-pearl and an additional 124 diamonds on the bezel.

The Britain Icon Check for Women Limited Edition © Burberry

The Britain Icon Check for Women Limited Edition © Burberry

Technical Details

The Britain Icon Check for Men

Case and dial:
45mm DLC-coated brushed and polished Titanium Case
Anthracite Woven Check grid skeleton dial
Anti-reflective, scratch and shock-resistant sapphire crystal
Dimensions 44.8 x 49.7 x 10mm
22mm lug width
Screw-down case back
5 ATM/50 meters water resistance

Movement:
Swiss Made mechanical movement with manual winding
Hours, minutes, seconds and date functions
Modified ETA 2824-2 (11.5 ligne, 17 jewels, 28,800bph)
‘Cotes de Genève’ decoration of the bridges

Strap: Black Alligator strap with deployant buckle

Availability: Limited Edition series of 20 numbered pieces

The Britain Icon Check for Women

Case and dial:
38mm Brushed and polished 18K Rose Gold Case
Diamond-set bezel (124 diamonds 0.868 carats)
Storm Mother-of-pearl and Diamond-set dial (245 diamonds 1.163 carats)
Anti-reflective, scratch and shock-resistant sapphire crystal
Dimensions 37 x 45 x 11mm
18mm lug width
Screw-down case back
5 ATM/50 meters water resistance

Movement:
Swiss Made mechanical movement with automatic winding
Hours, minutes and seconds functions
STP3-13 with Swan Neck (11.5 ligne, 26 jewels, 28,800bph)
‘Cotes de Genève’ decoration of the bridges

Strap: Storm Alligator strap with deployant buckle

Availability: Made to order

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