The Elliot Brown Woodlore Holton Automatic Watch is based on Elliot Brown’s Holton, a watch originally designed at the request of a specialist unit within the British military. Since its launch in 2017 the Holton has been worn worldwide in every kind of climate by those who value durability and clarity.
Woodlore is very proud to collaborate with Elliot Brown on this special edition watch, which adds subtle bespoke detailing and a patented British made anti-bacterial webbing strap that’s infinitely adjustable and comfortable in any conditions.
Elliot Brown began with a goal to build the most wearable, affordable, toughest watches on the planet. Long term friends Ian Elliot and Alex Brown share many years of totally unique watch making skills from the world of extreme sport and it’s this knowledge that forms the bedrock behind their extraordinarily capable watches.
The stainless steel case and bezel are finished with a sapphire crystal and a durable anti reflective beadblasted matt dark grey texture to keep glare and reflections to a minimum. The bespoke caseback is etched with the Woodlore Wolf Scout logo.
The uni-directional luminous countdown bezel can be turned using the palm of a gloved hand, meaning it can still be used when dexterity is reduced and eliminates the need to remove gloves in cold climate conditions.
The bright white timing triangles provide high contrast against the black dial during the day as well a large area of luminous at night to help align the watch and make timing simpler. X1 C1 SuperLumiNova is used throughout for maximum low light visibility and vintage-inspired SuperLumiNova on the dial and hands that won’t flare in night vision optics.
"2023 is a milestone for Woodlore, marking forty years of professional operation, providing wilderness bushcraft training and expeditions worldwide. Always outdoors, our classrooms are often found located in the remotest wilderness, where nature inspires and astounds us, but where she also mercilessly punishes any weakness and uncertainty in our attitude and equipment. Over the course of those four decades, we have come to value Nature’s testing influence, she informs and defines our syllabus of instruction and reveals which equipment is most appropriate for the task at hand. Experience has taught us the value of a no-nonsense attitude to what we do and what we carry. To earn a place in our outfit, any item we carry into the wild must be strong, reliable, enduring and wherever possible should operate independent from external battery or power supply.
These were the qualities on the drawing board when we set out to find a watch maker to collaborate with for this special anniversary project. At Woodlore we value a watch not as an item of jewellery but as an essential tool of wilderness navigation and timekeeping. We found the perfect partner in the British company, Elliot Brown.
The result of our collaboration is the Woodlore special edition of Elliot Brown’s, Holton Automatic. Possibly the ultimate off-grid watch, we think the Holton Automatic is the perfect watch for expeditions whether they are in Desert, Arctic, Temperate or Jungle wilderness". - Ray Mears
- Exclusive to Woodlore
- Seiko NH35 automatic movement housed in Elliot Brown's unique anti-shock suspension system
- 316L stainless steel throughout
- Screw in steel strap bars
- Tool included to remove strap bars
- Waterproof to 200 m
- Infinitely adjustable patented webbing strap with clamp buckle
- Sapphire glass
- SuperLumiNova dial, hands, and bezel
- Wolf Scout on the dial at 6 with subtle Woodlore logo wording encircling the dial
- Five-year guarantee with in-house servicing and aftersales in the UK
- Diameter: 45 mm
- Weight: 116 g
- Colour: Black