This remarkable chest is made from the very last piece of a special, rare, brown-oak tree; sourced from the ancestral home/woodland seat of Princess Diana and the Spencer family - the Althorp estate, in Northampton.
Method's skilled craftsmen initially used this timber to create 'the world's finest watch-case' for Vacheron Constantin's one of a kind $1M Patrimony tourbillon minute repeater, in 2013, and later exhibited that piece at the Royal Academy of the Arts in London.
A small amount of this unique timber remained, and given it's very special story and immense natural beauty, Method's creative directors decided to turn this into a very limited-edition new design collector's watch case - naming it 'The Althorp'
Handcrafted in Scotland and created specifically to house four precious timepieces, this beautiful chest also features a slim, solid oak strap-drawer and drop-down burgundy leather covered work-surface.
Each watch is secured around a specially made wooden wrist-last, tailored to the clients exact wrist measurements, so that their straps are not stressed.
Materials: Fumed brown oak, polished brass, Burgundy leather, suede
Maker: Callum G Robinson
Designers: Marisa Giannasi & Callum Robinson