Haigh & Hastings Gallipoli Centenary Timepiece

For the patriot in all of us, Haigh & Hastings is a Western Australian watchmaking company whose passion and enthusiasm for the work of the Australians who fought at ANZAC Cove has led them to create a commemorate timepiece in their honour.

It’s about as moving and inspiring an initiative by an Australian watch company as I’ve ever seen.

A special edition Gallipoli Centenary timepiece will help fund programs and services for The Returned & Services League (RSL) thanks to a partnership with Western Australian watchmaker, Haigh & Hastings. It’s such a great cause.

The Haigh & Hastings time pieces are a beautifully crafted watch, commemorative of the enthusiasm behind Australian watch manufacturing and commemorative of the servicemen who were the first pioneers of the time to translate the traditional pocket watch onto their wrists.

“Standard timepieces issued to military men were pocket watches but because of their impractical use in trenches, servicemen were one of the first to wear watches on their wrists,” said the National President of the RSL,” Rear Admiral Ken Doolan.

Working with the RSL, Haigh & Hastings has designed 1,000 Gallipoli Centenary timepieces with the aim to raise a minimum of $148,000 for the RSL from sales of the watches. It’s so awesome.

For every Haigh & Hastings Gallipoli Centenary watch sold, $148.00 will go towards the funds supporting the national work of the RSL.

The watch comes with a sand coloured silicon strap and a khaki NATO strap. The wording ‘Lest we Forget’ is above the six numerical marker and a poppy is at the 12 numerical marker. The back of the watch features a silhouette of an ANZAC soldier with a bugle and was designed by well-known military artist, Ian Coate. Furthermore, each Haigh & Hastings Gallipoli Centenary timepiece comes in a special edition box and has its own numbered certificate of authenticity.

Coming in at $648, the watch is an investment piece that is as beautiful as it is meaningful.

See more at the High & Hastings website (WWW).

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