LAND ROVER CLASSIC UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE ELLIOT BROWN WATCH INSPIRED BY THE LATEST CLASSIC DEFENDER WORKS V8 TROPHY II

28 July 2022

Limited run of 1,000 Elliot Brown Trophy Expedition watches have been created with Land Rover Classic to mark its partnership as official timekeeper of the Land Rover Trophy

  • Land Rover Classic and watchmaker Elliot Brown have partnered to create a new highly desirable timepiece paying tribute to the legacy of global Land Rover expeditions
  • The timepiece was designed alongside the latest Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II and features an expedition inspired camouflage that mirrors the exterior of the vehicle
  • Based on Elliot Brown’s best-selling Holton Professional model, the unique piece includes a toughened PVD coating with a camouflage design and matt stainless case with hidden silhouettes of current and past Land Rovers
  • Each Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II customer has been invited to take part in the second specially devised three-day Land Rover Trophy competition organised by Land Rover Classic, of which Elliot Brown is a key partner
  • A unique Competitor’s Edition Elliot Brown watch has been reserved exclusively for customers of the vehicle
  • The launch of the limited run of 1000 Elliot Brown Trophy Expedition watches, priced at £595 each, will coincide with the reveal of Land Rover Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II
  • Customer enquiries for Land Rover Classic should be made via: www.landrover.com/classic, or +44 (0) 2476 566 600, or sales@classic-jaguarlandrover.com
  • Customer enquiries for Elliot Brown watches should be made via: https://elliotbrownwatches.com/pages/land-rover-classic-trophy or +44 (0) 1202 338600, or info@elliotbrownwatches.com

Coventry, UK, 28 July 2022 – Land Rover Classic has continued its partnership with Elliot Brown Watches - official timekeeper of the Land Rover Trophy competition – with the release of 1,000 new Trophy Expedition timepieces. The watch priced at £595, is inspired by the New Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II, which pays homage to seven decades of global Land Rover exploration and adventure.

Based on Elliot Brown’s best-selling Holton Professional model, each of the 1,000 exclusive timepieces share a number of features influenced by the iconic 4x4, such as its unique camouflage design and glowing silhouettes of Land Rovers throughout its expedition history. It is available in addition to the unique Competitor’s Edition timepiece reserved exclusively for customers of the vehicle.

The latest Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II was a hugely exciting project to work on and we’re delighted to see our creative elements incorporated into the Land Rover Trophy Expedition watch.

Land Rover has been involved with global expeditions for more than seven decades and this partnership with official timekeeper Elliot Brown helps us celebrate our history with a unique, desirable and tough watch that echoes everything our Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II is about.

Michael van der Sande
Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations
LAND ROVER CLASSIC UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE ELLIOT BROWN WATCH INSPIRED BY THE LATEST CLASSIC DEFENDER WORKS V8 TROPHY II
LAND ROVER CLASSIC UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE ELLIOT BROWN WATCH INSPIRED BY THE LATEST CLASSIC DEFENDER WORKS V8 TROPHY II
LAND ROVER CLASSIC UNVEILS EXCLUSIVE ELLIOT BROWN WATCH INSPIRED BY THE LATEST CLASSIC DEFENDER WORKS V8 TROPHY II

Created alongside the Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II, the timepiece features intricate detailing, with elements inspired by the limited run of 25 vehicles – including the unique camouflage of each car, the design featuring outlines of 23 locations that have played a part in Land Rover’s illustrious off-roading and exploration adventures over more than 70 years.

As with the limited run of vehicles, each watch also features hidden silhouettes of Defender series Land Rovers both old and new. On the watch these are visible in the dark and by day via a UV torch that is supplied with each timepiece. The camouflage design extends to the watch dial with three colours of high-grade SuperLuminova® that illuminate at night to glow white, ice blue and pale green.

Unique dial highlights include black hands and a white lollipop counterbalance on the ice blue-tipped second hand. At the base of the dial under the 6h baton are the words ‘Freezing Point’ along with a frozen star at the 32 seconds position printed in pale ice blue. The case displays the unique number given to every watch, along with the Land Rover Trophy logo, Union Flag and silhouettes of Series Land Rovers, brightly brushed in contrast to the dark matt background.

Finishing the watch is Elliot Brown’s bespoke soft rubber deployant strap for the perfect combination of comfort, practicality and aesthetic. The perfect complement to the attention to detail lavished on each individual Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II built at Land Rover Classic Works.

The Holton Professional is a watch with rare pedigree, designed for professional duty and widely chosen by adventurers, specialist military operators and emergency services.

Developing the Holton Land Rover Trophy Expedition limited edition is one of the most enjoyable projects we have ever embarked upon, boasting many imaginative details that celebrate the exceptional nature of the Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II vehicles.

Ian Elliot
Co-Founder, Elliot Brown Watches

The announcement of the Elliot Brown Trophy Expedition watch coincides with Land Rover Classic’s reveal of the Classic Defender Works V8 Trophy II. Powered by Land Rover’s 5.0-litre V8 petrol powertrain, producing 405PS and 515Nm of torque, the limited-edition features an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Each model undergoes a comprehensive build with uprated suspension, steering enhancements and uprated brakes.

As well as the opportunity to purchase a unique collectible vehicle, customers are invited to take part in the second exclusive three-day Land Rover Trophy competition, of which Elliot Brown will be official timekeeper.

The 90, 110 and 110 Double Cab Defender Works V8 Trophy II vehicles are now available to purchase direct from Land Rover Classic, with prices starting from £225,000 for a 90 in the UK. For those looking to enhance their own Defender with some of the Classic Works V8 Trophy II aesthetic, Land Rover Classic will be offering Trophy influenced Genuine Accessories to be announced later in 2022.

The Elliot Brown Land Rover Trophy Expedition watch is available to buy from https://elliotbrownwatches.com/pages/land-rover-classic-trophy priced at £595.

ENDS

Further Information

TECHNICAL DATA

Elliot Brown Holton Land Rover Trophy II Expedition watch

Case material

316L marine grade stainless steel

Case finish

Matt vapour blasted surface with 0.8 Micron PVD 1200HV hardened ‘dazzle camo’ coating

Case back

Individually numbered, stamped and engraved with Land Rover Trophy logo, union jack, bolted down with over size seals

Bezel

120 click uni-directional divers bezel with high grip, 1200HV hardened stainless steel insert with SuperLuminova® markings

Movement

Swiss Ronda calibre 715 with low battery indicator secured in an internal ‘floating’ shock absorption housing

Dial

Triple coloured SuperLuminova® blue, green, white camo design with hidden Land Rover Defender silhouettes revealed when dial is glowing. ‘Freezing Point’ printed in pale blue at 6h next to 32 seconds number printed in pale blue signifies 32f, freezing point.

Crystal

2mm sapphire with internal anti-reflective coating

Hands

Clear black hands with white lollipop counter balance, pale blue tip on seconds hand

Crown

High grip triple sealed screw down crown, recessed at 4h

Strap

Cut to size, EPDM rubber fitted with double deployant clasp with micro fit adjustment

Strap bars

Quick change, screw in solid stainless bars

Accessories

Supplied with strap changing tools plus high power UV/white LED rechargeable micro torch.

Testing

Every watch pressure tested three times including in water at 200m

Further information

For further information log onto www.uk.media.landrover.com or contact:

Tracey Tompsett
Public Relations Manager, Jaguar Land Rover UK
M: 07469 032 064
E: ttompset@landrover.com

Mark Griffin
Senior Press Officer, Jaguar Land Rover UK (Automotive)
M: 07387 237 796
E: mgrif124@jaguarlandrover.com

Charmaine Lewis
Senior Press Officer, Jaguar Land Rover UK (Lifestyle)
M: 07384 520 089
E: clewis11@jaguarlandrover.com

About Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques.

At Jaguar Land Rover, we are driven by a desire to deliver class-leading vehicles, which will provide experiences our customers will love, for life. Our products are in demand around the globe. In 2019 Jaguar Land Rover sold 557,706 vehicles in 127 countries.

We support around 260,000 people through our retailer network, suppliers and local businesses. At heart we are a British company, with two major design and engineering sites, three vehicle manufacturing facilities, an Engine Manufacturing Centre and soon to be opened Battery Assembly Centre. We also have vehicle plants in China, Brazil, India, Austria and Slovakia. We have seven technology hubs. In the UK these are based in Manchester, Warwick (NAIC) and London. Globally these are located in Shannon, Ireland, Portland, USA, Budapest, Hungary and Changshu, China.

We have a portfolio of electrified products across our model range, embracing fully electric, plug-in hybrid and mild hybrid vehicles as well as continuing to offer the latest diesel and petrol engines. All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicle models offer the option of electrification, giving our customers even more choice.

Notes to Editors

Land Rover Classic is the official source of authentic cars, expert services, genuine parts and unforgettable experiences for classic Land Rover enthusiasts worldwide.

All enquiries from prospective Land Rover Classic customers should be directed to:
sales@classic-jaguarlandrover.com / +44 (0) 2476 566 600 / www.landrover.com/classic

For more information on the full range of cars, services, parts and experiences offered by Land Rover Classic, visit: www.landrover.com/classic

For more information about Land Rover Classic Parts, including performance upgrades for the classic Defender, visit www.parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com

For further Land Rover Classic media information, visit www.media.landrover.com

Elliot Brown’s PR contact:  Jo Lowe /  jo@springpr.com / +44 (0) 7788811192