Bennett Winch takes luggage to new levels of luxury
Bennett Winch is the luggage label beloved by those in the know, including a certain Bond, James Bond
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The S.C Holdall combines a lightweight canvas twill holdall with a sleek wraparound suit carrier in leather or waterproof canvas
The solution? A streamlined suit carrier that securely wraps around a holdall, creating one sleek piece of luggage that will make wedding weekends, business trips and more a breeze. Beautiful in its simplicity, it's the sort of idea that makes you wonder why you didn't think of it first.
In the hands of British luxury luggage brand Bennett Winch, the beauty of such an item lies not only in its functionality, but also in its clean lines and handmade quality. It's little wonder it has reportedly been hand-picked by Daniel Craig to appear in the next Bond film, No Time To Die.
Since founding their eponymous brand in 2014, Robin Bennett and Robin Winch have brought about a quiet revolution in men's luggage, a category that was hitherto filled with duffels and holdalls that ranged from dull yet functional to eye-catching but essentially useless.
Bennett Winch launched in 2014 with The Weekender, featuring waterproof pockets for gym gear or shoes, a protective laptop sleeve and detachable strap
At Bennett Winch attention to detail is an understatement: the founders make a bi-annual trip to Tuscany to hand-select leathers, bags are made by hand in British factories, and the perfect alignment of a zip or pocket is pursued obsessively. That rigour – which also extends to the way that each product is tested at length in the real world – means the brand has expanded at a slow, yet steady pace, with an offering that now includes weekend bags, day bags and small leather goods.
Attention to detail means each design is a fine calibration of form and function: expect perfectly placed pockets and hardware
Take the brand's watch roll. Eschewing the traditional options of a moulded cylinder or soft material watch roll, the Bennett Winch version is a hexagonal design with an articulated flap which can be used as a preparation and display case when open.
Inside, a Kevlar® core provides flexible strength, hexagonal dividers maintain shape and ensure watches don't scratch each other, and a cushioned Alcantara® suede lining ensures your watch is as safe and cosy as can be. The rigid shape means that it won't be squished in luggage, won't roll off a flat surface and can easily be stacked by watch collectors.
The revolutionary hexagonal design and Kevlar® core of the Bennett Winch watch roll are details that resonate with collectors of fine timepieces
It's no surprise that there's a synergy between collectors of fine timepieces and the Bennett Winch customer: the brand's premium products are a finely calibrated balance of engineering, elegant design and the finest materials, designed to be loved for life and then handed down to the next generation.
To see the full Bennett Winch collection visit the brand's website here.