Here at Gentleman’s Journal, we make no secret of the fact that we are enormous fans of the design-led, British-made pieces from Bennett Winch. When we aren’t calling on its wonderful Weekender bag to see us through the check-in gates in style, we’re getting business meeting-ready with its effortlessly cool Folio. Now, it has turned its attention to the world of horology, to create the ultimate companion for watch lovers who take travel seriously.
The new Bennett Winch watch roll incorporates a unique design and uses innovative materials, to provide the perfect solution for collectors who struggle to find an appropriate way to house and protect their treasured timepieces while on the move. Bringing its DNA of function, craftsmanship and timeless style to a new arena, Bennett Winch also called upon watch guru Wei Koh — an unmistakable voice in the horology world — to offer his expertise in every stage of the watch roll’s development.
“We were determined to make the ultimate watch roll. Something genuinely unique and made by hand in London from the very finest materials we could source,” says Robin Bennett, co-founder of Bennett Winch. “Wei was incredibly detailed about what the pain-points were with other watch storage solutions, which provided some great design cues allowing us to create something that would set a new standard for anyone travelling with watches.”
Featuring a Kevlar layer, which is impervious to water, the Bennett Winch Watch Roll has been handmade in London, and is lined in Alcantara® – which car lovers will recognise as the fabric used in the interior of an Aston Martin. The outer layer is constructed from fine Italian leather, making it as pleasing on the eye as it is practical.
Available in black and brown, the roll features a hexagonal design, forming a totally flat watch ‘staging area’ or ‘preparation deck’ when unfolded. This ensures that the watches inside stay protected from scratches and bumps when loading onto the cylinder — so you can rest easy, even if you’re always on the move.
The Bennett Winch Watch Roll
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