One of the most esteemed fashion houses in the world, Burberry has been renowned for its quintessential British style. Founded by in 1856 by Thomas Burberry and based in London, it is a principal player in the high-fashion market. The most emblematic creations from the iconic brand are the trench coat and the Burberry check pattern. The iconic luxury clothing house additionally offers a comprehensive range of fashion accessories, such as wristwatches.
Same as couture brands, Burberry try to put together their characteristic design principles and ethos in their wristwatch collections. The brand’s globally acclaimed British style is instantly recognizable from its timepieces. They highlight the elegance and everlasting classicism associated with the grand house.
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Burberry not only offers both men and women’s wristwatches, but also creates a number of unisex models. They also include some elegant creations designed by Christopher Bailey, the renowned British fashion designer who was president and chief creative officer of Burberry.
Incorporating high-quality materials and components, they are endowed with timeless aesthetics that definitely capture the attention of watch lovers and style seekers. These excellent timekeeping accessories are a must for those who typically follow classy, elegant fashion styles. They are also versatile enough for day to day wear.
History of Burberry Watches
Although it boasts an illustrious history of over 165 years, Burberry introduced its initial collection of wristwatches in the mid 1990s.
In the early 2000s, a major breakthrough happened when the company signed a partnership with Fossil Group, a market leader in the manufacturing of fashion watches. This longstanding partnership proved extremely successful, and it paved the way for the creation of several new Burberry watch collections, stamped with the prestigious Swiss made label.
Christopher Bailey played a significant role in building up the impressive lineup of Burberry wristwatches. This British designer, who joined the brand in 2001 as a design director, was promoted to Chief Creative Officer in 2009. Bailey was the CEO of the brand from May 2014 to July 2017 and President from July 2017 to March 2018. He remained his career as the Chief Creative Officer of Burberry until the appointment of Riccardo Tisci in March 2018. With his creativeness, monumental efforts and strategic decisions, Bailey transformed Burberry as one of the world's largest and most admired global luxury brands.
Introduced 2012 as a premium lineup, the Britain watch collection was also designed by Christopher Bailey. This distinct Swiss-made luxury watch range includes stylish Burberry timepieces made of materials like stainless steel, 18-carat trench gold, ceramic and titanium. During this period, the brand also regrouped their wristwatches into four flagship collections: The Britain, The City, The Pioneer and The Utilitarian.
In 2015, Burberry launched Britain S/S 15 Runway “The Birds and The Bees” series of timepieces. In the same year, limited edition “The Britain Icon Check” collection was released.
The partnership between Burberry and Fossil group was brought to an end in 2017. The British fashion house has not yet revived this production license. Although the manufacturing has been interrupted, you can still buy Burberry watches from various retail shops across the world and online sellers.
Burberry Watch Collections
Burberry wristwatch lineup is comprised both digital and analogue watches. Notable collections from the Maison are The Britain, The Utilitarian, The City and The Pioneer.
The Utilitarian, Heritage, Endurance and City collections offer round case timepieces, the Pioneer series includes rectangle dial models, and the Britain range has luxurious timekeepers with a distinctive rounded-octagonal case.
Burberry watches are available in various designs, shapes and sizes. In the analogue segment, the brand used to produce both automatic and quartz timepieces. Majority of them are equipped with quartz movements. Burberry’s wristwatch portfolio includes time-only and time with date models, chronographs, GMT/dual-time watches and military-inspired timepieces.
The Britain series offers some of the most muscular timepieces for men, featuring automatic movements and available in 43mm, 45mm and 47mm case sizes. For women, the series introduces quartz and automatic models, with 34mm or 38mm diameter. The Britain is the most expensive Burberry watch collection. It brings together the brand’s longstanding British heritage and know-how, deep-rooted Swiss fine watchmaking traditions and modern technology.
The City is comprised of contemporary styled and fashionable watches which are designed for both men and women. Equipped with Swiss-made quartz movements, these timepieces are available in steel, gold-toned, IP-coated and ceramic versions. For men, the collection offers 38mm, 40mm and 42mm models. For women, it has 26mm, 34mm and 38mm watches.
The Utilitarian is a tool-watch oriented series. They draw inspiration from military watches. This collection includes masculine and robust timepieces with case sizes in 42mm and 46mm. Depending upon the model, these stainless steel quartz watches feature antique-silver, black or gunmetal case finishing. The impressive water resistance (100 meters) makes them suitable for aquatics activities except diving.
The Pioneer is a remarkable collection of ladies’ quartz watches with rectangular cases made of stainless steel. They exist in much smaller case sizes (17mm, 20mm and 25mm). These discreet timekeepers are also available in rose-gold plated and diamond-set versions.
Blending the functionality with elegance, Burberry timepieces stand out with its typical British fashion style. They typically combine the unique heritage of the brand with cutting edge technology and high-quality materials.
Designed in England and manufactured in Switzerland, Burberry’s timepieces are known for their distinctive styles drawn from some of the iconic designs of the fashion house. For example, most of them come with attractive dial designs embellished with distinctive Burberry check patterns. What is more, their fabric straps are fashioned after the brand’s popular check patterns.
Designed by Christopher Bailey, The Britain watch evokes the style and built-features of the iconic Burberry trench-coat. The rounded-octagonal shape case with custom bolts, trench colored dials and D-rings are designed after this most-admired outerwear. A variant in this series – The Britain Icon Check watch – additionally highlights the lining of trench coats.
The large part of the brand’s wristwatch collection traditionally consists of stainless steel watches. They are also available in gold-toned, black-IP and gunmetal finishings. Some exclusive models are made of 18-carat gold. In their product range, you will also find timepieces made of titanium and ceramic. Diamond-set versions also exist.
Burberry watches are available with metal bracelets and straps made of leather, designer fabric or NATO (nylon). Mounted with sapphire crystal or mineral glass, Burberry watches offer 30, 50 or 100 meters water resistance depending upon the model.