Elliot Brown has been commissioned to develop a watch for former members of the Special Boat Service (SBS).
Developed specifically at the request of the Special Boat Service Association (SBSA), which was formed to “provide discreet and timely welfare, and physical and emotional support to serving and retired members of the Special Boat Service and their families”, the special edition Canford watch will only be available to members of the SBSA and will not go on sale to the general public.
Both Elliot Brown and the maritime special forces unit are based in Poole.
A blog post on the Elliot Brown website states: “Two of these special edition watches were recently auctioned at an SBSA fundraising event, and we’re proud to say, raised a significant amount of money for them.”
Much like the unit it supports and because of its sensitive military nature, the SBSA is one of a handful of UK charities that operates with almost no public profile.
Elliot Brown states that the charity supports “widows, children, and veterans, as it is not unusual for physical and psychological injuries to manifest themselves later in life. It also makes a significant difference to the men at the front, for they know that if the worst should happen to them, they and their families will be cared for as they would have wished.”
The SBSA Canford features a unique charcoal grey sunray dial and a custom deep-etched caseback, and is supplied on a rubber strap, with an additional webbing strap included.