Professional climber, Ethan Walker, has joined Elliot Brown Watches as an ambassador.
Ethan 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.
Joint Founder of Elliot Brown Watches, Ian Elliot, said: “To devote your life to climbing, you have to be as mentally and physically tough as the rock faces you intend to conquer. That’s why we wanted Ethan to come on board because his daily ascents will allow us to keep learning as part of our continual testing and evaluation. 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.”
Ethan added: “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!’”
Ethan has chosen the Elliot Brown Canford watch with a leather strap. The Canford is an elegant ‘quietly handsome’ watch that features Swiss-made movement – secured inside a custom shock-absorbing steel movement housing that’s unique to Elliot Brown. The case is machined from solid marine-grade stainless steel that’s pressure tested in water at 200m.
The dial, hands and bezel all have long-lasting Superluminova that will glow for up to eight hours with outstanding legibility. The upper crown operates an very neat inner timing bezel and both crowns feature triple seals and aggressive knurling for maximum grip in the worst conditions. The solid steel case back is bolted down, not threaded, because it’s the best way of precisely orientating the shock-absorbing movement housing inside the case and providing the perfect seal.