Perth Australia-based Haigh & Hastings is one of those watch brands that I had the pleasure to follow from their very early days, from the time when their website was nothing more than a picture, a slogan and a coming soon message. In their two years existence, they came a long way, launching the M2 Diver, and two super cool, military themed versions, one for the Australian elite special forces and a Gallipoli Centenary timepiece.
Yesterday, they have announced their collaboration with world-renowned Swiss watch designer Emmanuel Gueit, from EG Studio SA, who previously was the head of design at Audemar Piguet and Fossil Group.
First they will launch a limited edition unisex lifestyle watch with quartz movement, followed by a classic men’s automatic watch range, which should be ready for Haigh & Hastings’ second anniversary in February 2016.
Designer Emmanuel Gueit commented:
I was drawn to this new Australian brand by its cool, aspirational, adventurous image. I am delighted to have designed these watch lines for Haigh & Hastings. I am looking forward to continued collaboration with this dynamic new company.
Preorders will start soon, so make sure to keep an eye on www.haighandhastings.com