The Kelso is the first Tailor-Made watch we created. It’s a process that allows clients the opportunity to customise their watch from a series of options designed by your watchmakers - Craig and Rebecca Struthers.
As we handcraft each watch to order we can add personalised touches throughout. The winding crown of your watch can be made in solid gold or set with sapphire, ruby or diamond as standard options and we are to accommodate requests should you have another preference.
The watch is built around a vintage mechanical movement from the 1960s which we refine and refinish. Every movement is decorated with engraved detail which can be personalised to incorporate a name or short hidden message. The balance can be seen ticking away through a magnified window in the case back.
Each dial is crafted from sterling silver as standard, or in gold by request, and decorated using the centuries-old technique of engine turning using a traditional rose engine to create a textured sunburst finish.
Every watch we make is presented with a certificate of authenticity and its own unique build book - photographically documenting the watch throughout its creation.
The Kelso: Specification
recommissioned and engraved Longines calibre 320 from the circa 1960s
20mm octagonal and crafted from 18ct gold rose, yellow, or white gold
solid sterling silver traditionally rose engine turned and printed. Gold available on request
pictured on lizard, a wide range of other leathers available on request
this watch is presented in a case handmade in Scotland by award-winning bespoke designers and cabinetmakers Method Studio, along with a concealed USB with photographic documentation of the creation of your watch
The Commissioning Process
The build time for this watch is approximately 12 months and we keep our clients notified throughout the creation of their watch with progress updates and photographs from the bench. Our clients are welcome to visit our studio and workshops, meet their watchmaker and see their watch being made.
The Struthers only make two to three watches from across their Tailor-Made range each year. Prices for The Kelso start at £35,000.
Would you like to join our waiting list and commission your own version of The Kelso? Please contact us using the form below and we'll get back to you to discuss your ideas and options.