The idea for Henry London all started when two designers happened upon the perfect vintage Swiss timepiece in London’s famed Portobello Road market. Those ambitious horologists dreamed of designing affordable luxury watches that would mimic the classic vintage style of their antique market find. The antique watch case bore an inscription with the name Henry, which inspired the name of the company.
Today, Henry London crafts men’s and ladies’ timepieces that blend vintage inspiration with the best of London’s modern fashion trends. The watches feature elegant yet functional details such as moon phase dials, calendars, and chronograph functionality, all seamlessly blended into the brand's vintage aesthetic.
Each Henry London timepiece features an angled case paired with a double dome lens, echoing the style of the vintage watch that inspired the brand. Distinctive modern touches complement these vintage elements, such as in the range of colored watch faces. The watches from the Knightsbridge and Stratford lines offer a range of deep blue and teal dials for men and women, while the Shoreditch ladies’ watches offer rose gold and crystal pink dials and straps. The dials of some Hampstead ladies' and unisex watches shine in a striking shade of aubergine. Many more Henry London timepieces combine a modern color palette with the brand’s signature vintage aesthetic.
Henry London pairs its vintage-inspired watches with high-quality bracelets and straps. Bracelet bands, such as the one that adorns the Highgate, use stainless steel Milanese mesh in gold and silver tones. The intricate weave of stainless steel strands gives these mesh bracelets a refined, sophisticated look without sacrificing durability. Watch straps constructed from supple leather in a range of stylish colors complement the clean, minimalist lines of the watch faces from the Westminster, Highgate, and Richmond lines. Durable stainless steel cases in silver and gold tones correspond with silver- and gold-tone hour markers. Each watch case also features an engraving inspired by the original Henry watch and has additional room for a personalized engraving.
Henry London watches feature elegant details such as the beautiful yet functional moon phase dial. This striking dial, set into the face of many Knightsbridge, Richmond, and Edgware watches, adds visual interest without cluttering the dial. Many ladies' watches feature mother of pearl faces and pavé crystals set in the bezel and dial. Across the Henry London collection, boldly colored leather bands and dials color-coordinate in shades of teal, purple, pink, red, grey, and green, creating a striking effect. Even with additional embellishments, Henry London timepieces are never overdone and maintain the brand's signature clean lines and classic look.
Both men’s and ladies’ watches feature chronograph functionality blended seamlessly into the overall vintage aesthetic. Seconds subdials and calendar windows offer additional functions without visually overpowering the watch dial. The classic vintage style of these waterproof, scratch-resistant sports watches ensures they will transition easily from the board room to the gym.