Automatics may be the pinnacle of watchmaking but, with all their minuscule moving parts, it’s hard to create a mechanical timepiece that is tough enough to withstand regular outdoor punishment.

That didn’t stop Elliot Brown trying (and succeeding) with their new Tyneham design however. The 41mm stainless steel case houses a self-winding Miyota 9130 movement, protected by EB’s ingenious two-stage shock absorption system: a floating carrier for the mechanism and extra damping for the mechanism.

The sapphire crystal is shielded by a raised (and hardened) bezel while the case itself features Elliot Brown’s triple seal design, allowing it to pass a 300m pressure test in water.

 

Of course, all this work would have been for nothing if it didn’t look the part too.

Available in several colourways (and with myriad strap options), the Tyneham takes its inspiration from classic pilot watches, including Elliot Brown’s own Canford timepiece, but with an even cleaner face design that allows each individual element to shine.

We’re particularly fond on the black-on-gunmetal ‘305-001’ style. Complete with a solid black rubber strap and red accents on the second hand and 40-hour power reserve meter, it’s reminiscent of classic rev counters, perfect for automotive enthusiasts.

From £795, elliotbrownwatches.com