I had the great pleasure of working with Lorne Gifford, the owner and founder of Marine Chronometer watch company based in the UK, for only a couple of years. And while we never met in person, his kindness, and passion for his business and providing his customers the very best watches had a profound impact on both Andrea and me. I think during this time, I had made perhaps 20 straps for his watches and we were always working to improve the strap design as he was a perfectionist, which is a trait that we had in common. Andrea and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Lorne’s passing early last month.
I’m sharing here some photos of the results from our collaboration as a tribute to Lorne and the beautiful watches which he designed. Lorne was truly a gentleman and he will be missed.