Elliot Brown 505-001-R01 “Broadstone Clipper UTC” Gents Limited Edition Stainless Steel Black Dial Black Rubber Strap Watch
“Broadstone Clipper Race UTC” Gents Limited Edition Stainless Steel Black Dial Black Rubber Strap Watch
Manufacturer: Elliot Brown
Product Code: 505-001-R01
Collection: Broadstone Clipper Race UTC
Limited Edition: 306/1000
Dial Colour: Black
Dial Shape: Round
Dial Feature: Date
Partially Luminous Hands & Markers
Bezel: Internal rotating timer bezel with SuperLuminova marker
Shock Resistant: ISO1413
Shock Holder: Steel & elastomer damped shock-absorbing movement holder
Case Material: Stainless Steel Solid marine-grade 316L
Case Width: 43mm
Case Depth: 12mm
Case Feature: Triple sealed 6mm knurled crowns; screw-down lower crown
Case Back: Bolted down deep acid etched caseback with oversize seals, Clipper Race logo, and serial numbering
Bracelet Material: Black
Bracelet Width: 22mm
Glass: Anti-reflective 2.5mm sapphire crystal
Hour Indicator: Arabic
Water Resistance: 200 Metres
Warranty: 1 Year
Broadstone Clipper Race UTC Limited Edition
The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is one of the greatest challenges of the natural world, an endurance test like no other. A fleet of twelve identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, battle it out over 40,000 nautical miles during 325 days enduring all the elements.
Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people; nurses and taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives, students work alongside bankers, and engineers team up with rugby players.
Having completed a rigorous training course, competitors are equipped with extreme protection clothing from Henri Lloyd to commence the race of their lives, and we are proud to provide the watches they rely upon during their arduous adventure.
Built around our proven shock and water-proofing systems, the Clipper Race UTC watch features unique dial graphics that provide a subtle nod to its ocean-going pedigree – the indexes around the left-hand (port) half of the dial are red, whilst those on the right (starboard) half are green.
The independently-adjustable red-tipped UTC hand is used to tell the time in a second time zone using the 24hour markers engraved into the outer bezel, whilst the inner rotating timing bezel is operated via the upper crown located at 2H.
The letters UTC on the dial stand for Universal Time Coordinated – the time standard used by race crews and officials as they navigate their way around the globe.
Also included in the box is an additional black cotton duck canvas strap with unique red stitching that echoes the red in the Clipper Race logo and a watchmakers screwdriver to change straps quickly and easily by removing the solid steel strap bars.
This strap is unique to the Clipper Race UTC model and fades beautifully with exposure to the elements to give it a well-travelled fingerprint.
Identical to the watches worn during the race by the yacht skippers and crew, each watch bears its individual serial number on the caseback.
Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide.
Please note that serial numbers are allocated randomly.
Elliot Brown Watches were relied on by skippers and crew during the entire 40,000 mile circumnavigation during the 2015/16 race. For the ultimate test of endurance, fastened using only the standard steel strap bars, an Elliot Brown watch was mounted to the mast of one of the race boats. It survived the entire 11 month round the world voyage, coping with every extreme in temperature, vibration and constant salt water conditions with nothing but the base of a cold metal mast as it’s travelling companion.
This incredible test, more extreme than any we know of, is how our phrase “Built To Go The Distance” came to exist. It feels entirely appropriate and is indicative of the honest durability built into every Elliot Brown watch.
All the ruggedised features Elliot Brown is renowned for plus the addition of the perfect adventurers companion, a bold GMT/UTC 24h hand to keep an eye on the time in a second time zone. Perfect when your travels take you offshore or a loved one resides in a different country. (UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated)
Powered by a reliable Ronda 505-24h calibre Swiss quartz movement, the Broadstone collection was inspired by our partnership with the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and includes a host of subtle details we learned first hand seeing how the 2015-16 Canford Clipper Race crew Limited Edition watches performed as they were put through extremes by skippers and crew on their global ocean-going adventure.
Launching in August with the Broadstone 505-001 Clipper Race UTC Limited Edition this model is limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide – each one with a beautifully detailed, uniquely numbered case back carrying the Clipper Race insignia.
The dial features the subtle Elliot Brown/Clipper Race trademark design of green hour markers for starboard and red markers for port around the outer reaches of the dial, with distinctive black and chrome detailing complimenting the smart go-anywhere credentials.
The tapering solid stainless outer bezel is deeply engraved with 24 hour numerals linking with the UTC hand on the dial – boldly distinguished with a bright red broad arrow tip.
The Clipper Race UTC model is differs from the rest of the collection with the UTC insignia denoting the timing standard adopted by Clipper Race crews and officials.
All other models are distinguished by having GMT printed GMT on the dial.
Every detail has been considered and re-considered or re-designed until every component gels with every other. It’s a fine balancing act that can keep us up well into the nights but when the final CAD images are revealed, we instantly know when our work is complete. It’s an instinct we’ve adopted from the start and it’s the reason every Elliot Brown has a purity and unique character that’s the result of years of experience.
Broadstone collection highlights include: Swiss Ronda movement caliber 505-24h, 24h UTC/GMT hand; internal rotating timing bezel operated by the upper crown; crowns recessed into the case for protection; shock protection internal movement shield system; solid marine grade 316L case; fitted custom rubber strap with our signature wide tongue stainless buckle; triple sealed crowns that won’t leak even in the adjust position; 2.5mm anti reflective sapphire crystal; pressure tested in water at 200m; bolted down case back for a perfect seal. A screwdriver is included for easy strap changes using the solid screw in strap bars. The Clipper Race UTC model also comes with an additional black Duck Canvas deployant strap specifically made with a red contrast stitch for this model.
The Universal Time Coordinated standard came about in 1960 when the UK and USA synched atomic time signals to create the new standard, effectively replacing the meridian time line that passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Of course the term GMT for Greenwich Mean Time remains a traditional constant with a wonderful history that acts as a kind of timing anchor line running through Great Britain.