The one passion I have aside from the horological is medicine. From an early age I was obsessed with how we functioned. What made our hearts tick, our minds think. No doubt we’re all familiar with the stethoscope, the pen and paper, albeit the old fashioned quickly being replaced with modern technology. It‘s not an uncommon sight when you see the newly qualified doctor sit at your bedside with electronic notebook in hand, busily navigating the infinite medical resources they can search as you tell of your symptoms. Things move on.
I suppose it was this moving on that teased a little defiance out of me. My memories were of the doctors finger on my wrist whilst he simultaneously eyed his watch. It was there I felt I could bring my nostalgia into play. To me this hand reading of my pulse gave, and still does, a sense of security. The same goes with the collar and cuff of the sphygmomanometer. Sometimes it’s these little things that hold such power of trust.
The Chronograph / Pulsometer was my way to at least try and retain this psychological mechanism I find so comforting. I commissioned our team to create the highest quality timepiece with a good old fashioned pulsometer applied to the dial. It already adorns the wrists of a few who appreciate the sentiment it holds. It’s nice to see I’m not the only nostalgic one.