What put the ‘Great’ in Great Britain?

Hawchester London

What was it that made Britain ‘great’? Well, there might be a plethora of answers to that question but to us at Hawchester London, it is the same spirit of self belief and innovation which led England down the path of greatness that encouraged us to open our doors. In fact, while the first time-piece was not constructed in England, the 1500’s saw our great nation enter the watch trade and by the 1800s not only did we excel in the industry but become responsible for the manufacture of more than half the world’s watches at the time. British innovators...

Read more

The Queen: A Premium Product For The People

Hawchester London

As the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of our cherished sovereign, we took a moment to appreciate the team behind the palace doors that kept the most prized product of the monarchy in the limelight for over seventy years. When Queen Elizabeth II vowed to dedicate her life in service of the British people in her early 20s, she couldn’t have had the slightest inclination of how long that role would last or what it would demand of her. Yet, her clarity of the legacy she wanted to leave behind and the job she must do to...

Read more

Motherhood: Evolving With The Times

Hawchester London

In England, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday during Lent and began with the intention to honour the Virgin Mary or as she is affectionately called, ‘Mother Mary’. While she remains a symbol of sacrifice and goodness, the reality of an ever-evolving lifestyle has altered our understanding and acceptance of motherhood. Time has shown us that nothing ever stays the same. We grow and our needs grow and change with us even though we are rooted in the basic human needs for love, acceptance, and respect. The understanding and concept of motherhood has grown too. Or out-grown really,...

Read more

Timeless Love

Hawchester London

There are some love stories that are still as special today as they were generations ago, making them timeless moments of inspiration, comfort and joy. But what makes a story timeless? What makes it relevant when our expectations and ideas of love, life and liberty are eternally evolving? If we consider some of the tales that still move us, we can’t deny that it is the human element that makes it unforgettable. Whether it was the defiance of Romeo and Juliet or Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, the compatibility of Rama and Sita, the seductivity of Marilyn Monroe and Mata Hari,...

Read more

The Value of Time

Hawchester London

  To try and understand a functional value of time, let’s look at it like this: “in transport economics, the value of time is the opportunity cost of the time that a traveller spends on his/her journey. In essence, this makes it the amount that a traveller would be willing to pay in order to save time, or the amount they would accept as compensation for lost time.” (1) But what does time mean to you? Isn’t it more than just functional? To some, there isn’t enough of it, and they wish that there were more hours in the day. To...

Read more

Get To Know Hawchester London - An Interview With Founder Dr Shehab Jabir

Hawchester London

Our Founder, Dr. Shehab Jabir graduated from St. George’s University of London in 2011. After completing his internships, he managed to secure a place in his chosen speciality of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Having been exposed to jewellery and watches from a very young age, given his family’s involvement in the trade, he always wanted to continue his family legacy. In addition, his love of history resulted in him studying the history of watch-making in the United Kingdom which further inspired him. Love of precision, intricacy and design together with the desire to preserve his family legacy and his fascination...

Read more