Northwind is the brainchild of Gateshead-born businessman Lee Smith, who wanted to create a watch brand that represents the best of the North East. Northwind’s first watch is inspired by Lord Armstrong - an inventor, engineer, scientist and business man who was born in Shieldfield. Its design references the North’s industrial heritage with a heavy duty and rugged aesthetic - powered by a mechanical movement. The heavy stainless steel case, sapphire crystal and 200M water resistance mean that it can also go with you wherever you choose to play.
“From the first train and first electric light bulb to the Venerable Bede or the scholarly monks of Lindisfarne - industry, innovation and the constant pursuit of knowledge have defined this area. I want Northwind to illustrate that and be a brand for North East men who align themselves with these values.” - Lee Smith