Professional climber Ethan Walker has become a brand ambassador for Elliot Brown Watches, a British business that makes ultra-tough timepieces for athletes and adventurers.
Mr Walker grew up in the Peak District and has been climbing for 23 years. Today he is one of a small, exclusive group of British climbers who have climbed some of the world’s most difficult routes. His personal achievements include sport climbing up to 8c+, bouldering V14 and Trad climbing a number of routes up to E9.
“Elliot Brown stands for strong, durable and solid – rather like the mountains and hills surrounding us – and we’ve designed our watches to cope with the extraordinarily harsh demands of pursuits like climbing. We’re so looking forward to seeing Ethan scaling the most challenging routes, wearing our most durable time piece,” says joint founder of Elliot Brown Watches, Ian Elliot.
Mr Walker adds: “I’m delighted to become an official ambassador for Elliot Brown watches. I’ve been seriously impressed by these guys from day one and very much look forward to working with them – as well as giving their exquisite watches a proper good thrashing. When Ian gave me the watch he said Don’t look after it!.”
Mr Walker will wear the Elliot Brown Canford watch with a leather strap. The Canford has a Swiss-made movement secured inside a custom shock-absorbing case machined from solid marine-grade stainless steel that is pressure tested in water at 200m.