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Press Release: Fund raising reception at Stamford Town Hall for The Mountain Trust

Loomes & Co are to host a reception and photographic exhibition for one of their Stamford-made mechanical watches.

Stamford Town hall on 17th October is the venue for a unique reception. The entirely British-made watch was made for the Royal Gurkha Regiment climbing team. On May 15th this year, the team summited Everest. It was the most successful Army expedition ever to climb Everest, in getting three British officers and thirteen Nepalese RGR soldiers to the top.

In doing so they also carried Loomes watches, testing them to the limit by way of the cold, the knocks and bumps of three months on a mountainside and the altitude of Everest. One of the watches is about to be auctioned online by Bonhams.

The watch will be on display in Stamford for one day only, before moving to the Saatchi Gallery on November 2,3,4 for salonQP, the London watch show.

Loomes' entirely British made wristwatches range from £7,850 to £34,500. This watch is unique in being a 19 jewel, hand-wound movement specially prepared for the Expedition, complete with unique, Stamford-made, dial and fitted with a couture British leather strap.

All proceeds from the Auction will go to raise funds for The Mountain Trust, a charity specialising in aid to the most remote regions of the Himalayas, badly damaged in the catastrophic earthquake of 2015.

The exhibition at Stamford Town Hall will also feature the lavish and evocative imagery of the Gurkha200 Everest Expedition by the British mountain photographer Alun Richardson FRPS, who joined the team in Nepal in both 2015 and 2017.

News Source:  Loomes

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