This is Portobello Market, one of my favorite markets in London because of the extensive selection of antiques and collectibles.
Just imagine my excitement when I learned that this is the exact location where Henry London was born.
Henry London’s two designers saw this vintage timepiece in one of the shops in Portobello Market. It featured an engraving “Henry, August 1965” on the case back. This inspired them to create watches with vintage design, thus the birth of the brand.
Recently, the brand launched their new collections.
Henry London Iconic Collection
The Iconic Collection has minimalist dial and domed mineral glass lens, which are distinct designs of vintage watches. It is given a contemporary twist with the bursts of color.
There is an extensive range of options: Genuine Leather and Mesh Bracelet, available in rose gold, gold and silver with a variety of metal finishes, from brushed to polished. What I love most about this collection is it features quick release interchangeable watch straps.
Henry London Moon Phase Collection
Henry London Moon Phase Collection features a moon phase arc shaped dial with a 30 rotation setting, revolving 1/30th each day of the month. Looks like a design from luxury brands, huh? It is currently a special addition to the Knightsbridge, Westminster, Richmond and Edgware collections. It is available in gold, silver, or rose gold options, paired with either a stainless steel Milanese mesh bracelet or genuine leather strap.
Henry London Heritage Square Collection
My favorite amongst all collections is the Heritage Square. Taking inspiration from the iconic luxury brands of the 1960s, this square shaped watch collection is available in gold, rose gold and silver metal. The textured leather straps and coloured dials give a modern touch.
available in 26mm for ladies and 34mm for mens
Henry London Automatic Collection
Yes, you read that right! Henry London now has a premium collection of automatic timepieces. Utilising Japanese automatic movement, this range is perfect for those who are looking for quality, luxury inspired watches at an affordable price point.
Championing classic design, the designers have kept the dial simple with slim line hour batons, allowing the open heart to be the focal point of attention; offering a glimpse into the wondrous working of the mecanical movement as each second ticks by. If that is not enough, you can see the entire construct through a transparent glass case at the back.
It is available in genuine leather strap and robust mesh bracelet.
Just like the timepiece that the designers bought along Portobello Market, Henry London offers engraving services for most watch models. You can put your initials or a short message to make the watch more special and memorable, making it a great gift idea too for special occasions.
So, which collection is your favorite? Mine would be the Heritage Square!!!
Henry London watches are available in all Wristpod, Swissgear, Landmark Makati and selected SM Department stores.