Driven by their experience in the automotive industry, Andy Shaw and Robert Silkstone founded Industrial North Design which creates luxury watches that reflect their background in design as well as their heritage. Industrial North Design have an unusually unique style that combines their precise skill as car designers with their adoration of geometric patterns like the Fibonacci sequence. As a throwback to the industrial era of the United Kingdom, the Britannic model which is held by six rare 10 BA screws that come from the days of the British Empire. The Vanguard-Precision on the other hand draws its inspiration from the cloth mills of Northern England. Both watches are extremely limited with only 15 units each.


Vaer has been one of our favorite watchmakers for as long as we can remember because they produce new, classic watches based on iconic designs. Case in point, the Vaer G5 Meridian watch you see here. This timepiece is a 1950s-inspired 20ATM automatic watch that’s USA-assembled, dual timezone, built with ocean-ready functionality, self-winding and the brand’s first true GMT (the latest version of their core dive watch design). What’s more, it pays homage to other watches that are incredibly more expensive or hard to come by whilst also adding new aspects that makes this Vaer G5 Meridian watch more desirable than the other options in our opinion.