To follow the Speedbird and by popular request, I decided to make a diver's watch which not only had a high specification but also offered exceptional value for money. The project started with a set of rough drawings in January 2002; little did I know then that it would take another 18 months to bring the watch to market! (and it only takes a year to make a Rolex :-) ). The name "Dreadnought" was taken from Britain's first nuclear submarine, which itself was named after several other prominent ships of the same name.

Designed from the ground up as a totally original watch, everything except the movement has been custom made. You will of course see influences from other watches, but nothing is a direct copy.

A heavy bead blasted stainless steel case fitted with an equally heavy stainless steel bracelet give this watch a total weight of 265 grammes

Supplied in hardwood box with 3 screwdrivers (2 for the lugs and 1 for the bracelet), spare screwed bars, chronometer certificate specific to each watch, watch leaflet, copy of the original technical drawings and guarantee card. A Rhino strap is also included.

The project has been managed by Walter Fricker, who also made the case. You can see their track record here:
Walter Fricker

Assembly and proofing has been carried out by prominent Master Watchmaker Dirk Dornblüth, and there's an interesting article and interview here: Dirk Dornblüth Article

You can read Ewan Wilson's review of the Dreadnought here.

More than 260 people registered their intention to buy within 48 hours of opening reservations and all 200 have now been sold and shipped. A Dreadnought has recently sold on eBay for almost 3 times my original selling price. The Speedbird PRS-1 and Dreadnought PRS-2 are both currently commanding more than the original retail price.



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