Here’s the truth about Big Ben: it really is big. Huge, in fact. The first time I saw the 315-foot tower, my jaw dropped. Growing up in Manhattan, I was used to tall buildings. I thought gawking was for tourists. I was wrong.
I’ve been back to London more times than I can count and the sight of Big Ben never gets old. The legendary Gothic Revival tower stands as tall as it did in 1859 when it was first introduced to the world. Except for a few snags, the famously reliable clock has chimed through good times and bad, in years of peace and during the scourge of war. Today, Big Ben remains the most recognizable—and hardest working timepiece—in the world.
The problem with Ben is you can’t take him with you, so we put the big clock on a diet. Using the famous 23-foot wide face as inspiration, designers at Stauer have created a scaled down homage that would make even Her Majesty proud. The Stauer Big Ben Watch features an etched enamel dial with black hands and markings that echo the 19th-century cast iron and opal glass design of the original. Protecting the exquisite dial is a gold-finished case that fastens with a genuine brown leather strap and is waterproof to 3 ATM.
Every Big Ben Watch is expertly constructed using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled, machines for remarkable accuracy that may just surpass the record of the original. It doesn’t matter if you’re a lifelong Anglophile or you’ve just always wanted a British accent, right now is the best time to make the most famous face in London yours!