For our next feature in the Freddie Grubb Focus series - we're returning to Glasgow to shine a spotlight on minimalist watch brand Paulin. Paulin is a British watch company specialising in high quality, design-led, quartz watches and is the brainchild of 3 sisters who began production in late 2014, after 2 years of development. Paulin sources materials and components from all over the world, with a focus on supporting British manufacturers and using environmentally sustainable practices.
The Paulin sisters were inspired by their great grandfather; George Henry Paulin, a distinguished sculptor who worked throughout both World Wars across London and Glasgow, with strong artistic roots.
Designed and produced in Glasgow, Scotland’s Paulin aim to revive, on a small-scale at least, the UK’s once thriving watch industry. Co-founder Charlotte Paulin comments on the lack of good suppliers following the slump, “with a project like this we’re really starting from scratch and the only way to build up UK suppliers is by generating a demand they can supply.” The goal therefore was to produce something that fits in the “affordable luxury” category with a global appeal and what’s more universal than a clean, minimalist watch.
We've added some of our favourites to our online shop and you can come check them out in person by visiting the Freddie Grubb store on Amwell Street.