Look kids, Parliament, Big Ben
Doyen, a British watch company, has announced two new models: Mr. Ben and Lady Ben. These watches, based on the design of London’s Big Ben clock, feature a specifically UK-themed design. The coolest thing? The watches have removable bezels for further customization.
“While faithfully echoing Big Ben’s iconic design, both watches are designed with contemporary lifestyles in mind, with thoughtful features including Doyen’s unique PRESSTURN interchangeable bezel, allowing both designs to adapt to a wide array of professional and social situations and attire,” wrote the creators.
$349 gets you two watches and the Lady Ben costs $199 for early birds and $189 for early birdettes. They plan to ship by January and are raising $30,000 on Indiegogo. The watches run Seiko quartz movements with the Mr. Ben containing a chronograph movement and the Lady Ben containing the standard three-hand movement. It comes in gold and silver colors and the bezels coming in multiple colors. Sadly, neither watch can boom out 13 bells as Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions.