E Dent & Co Ltd, the British luxury watch maker, was founded in 1814 by Edward John Dent. After 1852, when they were commissioned to make the great clock for the Tower of the Palace of Westminster they have been known more as the makers of the Big Ben in London. And the company with a rich history recently unveiled its Denison three-handed wrist-watch, based on one of its designs from the 1920s and 1930s. It has the charm of the aristocratic era and has been made in 18ct rose gold as well as 18ct white gold. It’s a gent’s dress watch with dimensions of 43.5mm by 35mm.
The new luxury watch features a cushion case and a white dial with hand-applied Breguet numerals, with a small date aperture at three o’clock. The hour and minute hands are made in tear drop style but the seconds hand is straight. All the three hands are made in blued steel. The case back on the reverse of the watch can be personalized. It opens to reveal a secondary back with a semicircular crystal that displays the automatic movement inside which is the company’s first in 60 years and is based on a classic English lever escapement design. The engraved winding rotor provides a power reserve of 42 hours.
It is a limited edition offer and only 100 pieces each of the luxury watch will be made in rose gold and white gold. You will have to place an order for the watch taking into account a lead time of six months as each timepiece is handmade. Dent had named the wrist watch Denison in honor of Edmund Beckett Denison who was a lawyer and amateur horologist and was instrumental in the successful implementation of the Big Ben project. The recommended retail price of the watch has been fixed as $39,950.