Elliot Brown’s Holton Professional watch was developed in collaboration with a specialist branch of the British armed forces. We can’t say who, but you can probably guess. It was the first new military issue watch to be created by a British watch company in more than ten years, and the 101-001 model has a NATO stock number befitting of its military-issued status. Its design echoes that of vintage military watches yet sits perfectly alongside the rest of the Elliot Brown stable, creating a coherent addition to the range that is all about precision. With clean lines and a utilitarian style, it puts functionality first, with a high-grip, knurled, hardened steel bezel and ultra-clear markings with bold dial indexes. A low-profile, triple-sealed screw down crown and toughened anti-reflective sapphire crystal complete the look, resulting in a watch that will do daily duty on any mission. In fact, we’d go as far as to call this watch pretty much bombproof, which is fitting given that the Holton takes its name from the location of a wartime cordite factory, at Holton Heath in Dorset.