Another brand that has been on my radar for a while now is Maals. Unfortunately for me, I still not had a chance to see their watches in the metal as the brand is based in the midlands and I am of course in Greenwich. In a normal year I would surely have run into them at one of the numerous watch events, so here is hoping for a “new normal” that will allow our social life to re-start.
As you can see their first watch the “Jumping over the moon” is very distinctive looking.
In the absence of any contact other than a couple of Instagram messages I have been able to gain some insight into the company and the founders via the ever entertaining Scottish Watches podcast.
The latest watch from the Emsworth based watch brand Zero West is the TT58 a celebration of British motor racing. This classic Zero West timepiece has strong minimalist lines, an instrument inspired motorsport dial, smooth case and mirror polished DSL lugs.The TT-58 is British designed and engineered. The watch is powered by the stellar Swiss ETA 2824 automatic movement and is fitted with a ZW handmade strap in British racing green with vintage contrasting stitching and an engraved polished buckle.
Then for me the “piece de resistance” is the engraved solid caseback, unfortunately the best image I could find to show you was this one below from Instragram.
44mm diameter, brushed 316L stainless steel body
Match machined, polished, 316L stainless steel DSL lugs