2018 SHOWSTOPPER WATCHES OF THE YEAR: Reservoir Longbridge


Reservoir is only two years’ old as a watchmaker, but the Paris-based business made a significant impact at this year’s Baselworld with its collection of timepieces inspired by the functionality and the aesthetics of vintage measuring instruments.

Our favourite by far, perhaps because of its very British vintage look is the Longbridge, which is designed to look like the speedometer of the classic Minis that rolled off the production line of the Birmingham car maker in the 1960s.

The watch comes in a ladies’ and men’s versions, and it is the British racing green dialed model that WatchPro most admires.


The dark green immediately says motoring, and the black croc leather strap with green stitching is a perfect shade and style to complement the look.

So many details on the dial link back to the Mini, including the font of the hour markers, the indent at the centre and the shape of the minute hand.

There are even tiny red and blue dots labelled as engine and beams diodes; an ultimate homage to the original indicators of the Mini.


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