Announcing The S3 MK2 Timepiece



Following the success of the S3 MK1 and S2 Deadbeat seconds models, Garrick continues its ascent ever upwards into the rarefied world of high horology, releasing its latest timepiece, the Garrick S3 MK2. 

Thehe watch was first announced in a post on IG in 2023 and the project has taken over one year to complete.

The new and improved S3 MK2 showcases the British brand’s expertise and penchant for hand craftsmanship. The S3 MK2 features an openworked dial revealing a myriad of components usually hidden from view. Moreover, the updated movement, the UT-GO4 calibre, encompasses screwed chatons and peerless finishing, including time-consuming black polishing. 

When Garrick unveiled its original S3 model in 2020, it announced to the watch collecting community that the British brand was capable of producing fine watches, rich in technical virtue and hand craftsmanship. 

Building on the success of previous models, Garrick has now created the S3 MK2, the company’s most technical watch to date. 

The MK1 model featured an openworked skeleton heat blued chapter ring which exposed a series of gears and pinions, positioned atop the mainplate. The S3 MK2 is different and now features a printed openwork dial framing the much improved and updated wheels, pinions and bridges. These parts are finished to a higher specification, providing a neater appearance whilst wheels are grained rather than polished, in order to retain their handmade aesthetic .

Whilst changes may seem small, technically the movement is more advanced, and timing and finishing has been much improved. 

To further improve specification, Garrick’s watchmakers had to revisit each movement component and, in many cases, improve the aesthetics by adding hand bevelled edges and polished surface to augment the model’s aesthetic allure. Ultimately, these changes led to the creation of the improved and updated calibre. 

Consistent with previous models, clients can also choose between Garrick’s celebrated anchor-shaped hands, or more understated lancine hands, which like other elements of the watch are hand-made in the Garrick workshop, and can be grained, polished or heat blued.

A small seconds display and power-reserve indicator complete the inventory of functions. 

Garrick’s signature oversized balance is positioned front of house, in the lower portion of the dial. A prominent bridge spans the balance wheel and is enriched with straight graining and black polishing. The Trinity free-sprung balance is made of Sircumet, a non-magnetic alloy exclusive to Garrick. A free-sprung balance enhances isochronism and mitigates positional influence on the rate, surpassing the ubiquitous index-adjusted balance. The timing screws affixed to the balance wheel are set in-board, reducing air turbulence and, by default, augmenting precision. Every S3 MK2 is regulated to +3 seconds daily variance. 

The gears and a plethora of other components are made in-house using traditional watchmaking machines such as jig borers and lathes. Numerous parts are, once again, made of Sircumet and subject to the clients wishes parts can be black polished, grained or frosted. The rhodium-plated movement is hand-frosted and features screwed chatons, while the case is offered in 904 grade stainless steel or 18-carat gold. 

As each watch is made to order, as an option, all our movement’s bridgework and components can be frosted, grained, or mirror-polished, depending on the wishes of the client. This means the buyer will have the possibility of creating a uniquely personal version of the S3 MK2 with a wealth of choices. Anything is possible! 

By virtue of its exalted, no-compromise creation, the making of the Garrick S3 MK2 is restricted to just five pieces per annum. This latest watch, crafted by hand in Norfolk, showcases the talents of Garrick’s skilled staff and demonstrates that British watchmaking is very much alive and well. 


Price £27,495 ex VAT and £32,995 inc VAT (UK)