...THE STRENGTH OF THE ESCUDO
THE ESCUDO STORY
The inspiration for Escudo Watches is the history, vision and bravery of the early world explorers, led by the Portuguese & British, who mapped the world, established international trading and opened the way for global prosperity.
These extraordinary brave pioneers managed to accomplished all this with the most primitive navigation tools and relied on observation, mathematics, instinct and growing experience.
Mankind has always striven to add to the sum of human knowledge but from the 15th Century onwards this has been seen as a concerted effort to establish trading routes and posts around the world. Navigation implements have progressed to the point that everywhere on the planet can be observed.
The key to all navigation and the base-line for all human activities is TIME.
An Escudo Watch is the perfect companion for modern explorers.
Simon Correia and Richard Johnson, long-term watch collectors and enthusiasts were inspired by the courage of the early Portuguese & British explorers to produce a range of watches which will ultimately encompass Sports, Maritime, Auto-tech, Travel, Lifestyle and Interstellar.
The watches were conceived, designed and developed in the UK and Portugal, using Swiss movements, and collaborating with quality watch manufacturers from the UK and Switzerland. The final assembly is carried out in the UK.
The Escudo brand name was taken from the name for the shield within the Portuguese coat of arms and also the Portuguese currency, pre the Euro.