The Lufbery Mark VII Trench Watch

Inspired by the iconic vintage watches of the First World War. The Lufbery Mark VII is a premium mechanical watch, crafted from 316L stainless steel with scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and C3 luminova hands and numerals.

Kickstarter launch: Wednesday April 17th 2019.

Super Early Bird prices start at £219 (approx $285).

The History of the Trench Watch

The First World War was the first modern, industrial war and accurate easy-to-use timepieces were needed to synchronise infantry, tank and artillery assaults. The pocket watch, the traditional man’s watch of the day, was useless as a military timepiece for the infantry. It was too cumbersome to access quickly and too fragile to withstand the battlefield conditions.

The first wristwatches were private commissions made by wealthy officers serving on the front line. They were designed to be tough, practical, easy-to-use but also to be objects of beauty. By 1915 every luxury jeweller in London, Paris and Geneva was producing their own wristwatch aimed at front line soldiers; they called them trench watches. The Lufbery Mark VII takes its inspiration from these first wristwatches. The shape of our case and the design of our crown pays homage to their iconic appearance. Our dial is almost identical to the dials of the original trench watches, which were heavily influenced by the fashionable Art Nouveau style of the time. 

The original trench watches were luxury timepieces crafted for the demands of the battlefield and we aim to make luxury timepieces crafted for the demands of the twenty-first century. Our watches are designed to stand the test of time. We combine a vintage style with modern day build quality. 

About Lufbery Watches

  • The Lufbery Highlander

    Named after the British Highland Regiments, the Lufbery Highlander is powered by a mechanical, hand wound Seagull 3620 movement complete with a small minute dial. The Highlander's case is 43mm in diameter and is crafted from premium 316L brushed stainless steel with a matte black finish. The Highlander is water resistant up to 50m. The dial is black, and the hands and numerals are luminous. Starting at £219.

  • The Lufbery Grenadier

    Named after the European Grenadier Regiments, the Lufbery Grenadier is powered by a mechanical, hand wound Seagull 3620 movement complete with a small minute dial. The Grenadier's case is 43mm in diameter and is crafted from premium 316L brushed stainless steel. The Grenadier is water resistant up to 50m.The dial is white, and the hands and numerals are luminous. Starting at £219.

  • The Lufbery Dragoon

    Named after the British Dragoon Regiments, the Lufbery Dragoon is powered by a mechanical, hand wound Seagull 3620 movement complete with a small minute dial. The Dragoon's case is 43mm in diameter and is crafted from premium 316L brushed stainless steel. The Dragoon is water resistant up to 50m.The dial is black and white and the hands and numerals are luminous. Starting at £219.

  • The Lufbery Fusilier

    Named after the British Fusilier Regiments, the Lufbery Fusilier is powered by a mechanical, hand wound Seagull 3620 movement complete with a small minute dial. The Fusilier's case is 43mm in diameter and is crafted from premium 316L brushed stainless steel. The Fusilier is water resistant up to 50m. The dial is black, and the hands and numerals are luminous. Starting at £219.

Lufbery Mark VII Trench Watch Specification

The Lufbery Dragoon
  • Mechanical Movement

    17 jewel mechanical movement

    Seagull 3620

    The movement is 21600 bph

  • Craftmanship

    316L stainless steel case

    Sapphire crystal glass

    C3 luminova hands and numerals

  • Specifications

    43 mm in diameter

    18mm calf leather strap

    50m water resistant

  • Price

    Starts at £219 (Approx. $285) on Kickstarter from April 17th

    40% discount off RRP £365. 

    2 Year warranty