Go set a watch – Henry London x Sunlab / VIP

The Henry London narrative unfolded when a couple of like-minded fashion designers were on the lookout for new inspiration. Their focus point were vintage districts London is awash with, one of which was the popular Portobello Road street market in Notting Hill. In the latter market, one of the designers stumbled upon a classic watch, Swiss made, but what caught her attention was the mysterious engraving ‘Henry, August 1965’. Although it was worn for wear, the designer fell in love with it and later on showed it to her partner, and he was equally thrilled by it. This sealed the idea of recreating the allure of such a timeless piece, through the brand Henry London.

I came across them for the first time when they were launched during the Pink Fashion Show:

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Now, Sunlab and VIP offer Maltese customers and anyone visiting the store the opportunity of owning one of these beauties. Combining craftsmanship of a bygone era with contemporary finishes, the watches come in different styles and colours, all engraved in a similar way to the original. The price range is reasonable, considering the attention to detail and luxury feel of the watches.

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Here are the types of watches thematically organised according to the different London areas. Why not pop over to Sunlab to have a look for yourself? They would definitely make a fine present…

Highgate

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Knightsbridge

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Edgware

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Piccadilly

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Hammersmith

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Westminster

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Chiswick

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Holborn

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Richmond

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Harrow

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Hampstead

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Shoreditch

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Pimlico

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Finchley

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Stratford

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All are equally classy and special in their own way, though my favourites are the following: Chiswick (I have been loving the black background recently and these do the trick), Richmond (you cannot go wrong with a crisp clean-cut rose gold watch can you?), Harrow (add a rich background against the rose gold, and it is a game changer!), and finally Finchley (the grey and the rose gold combination is captivating!). What about you?

 

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