The Fried Eggs watch takes its dial layout from a British compass of the type used by the Ordnance Survey. Compass points have been replaced with large numbers at 12,3,6, and 9, with a full railway minutes track and dashes at the half-hours. The unnumbered hours are marked with ‘fried eggs’, filled off-centre with thick egg yolk paint, echoing the design of the markers on Universal Genève’s iconic Polerouter Submariner watches of the early 1960s. The custom-milled surgical steel case is quad-screwed with a frog back, finished with linear brushing on the sides, radial brushing on the back, and mirror polishing on the bezel, and houses a high grade Japanese-made Seiko-Epson quartz movement.
The Ordnance Survey was set up in 1791, following the Jacobite rebellion, charged with accurately mapping Scotland. It remained connected to the military, and produced large scale maps of Europe during the First and Second World Wars.