British watch brand Bremont has designed a new watch case based on the Budget box, known famously in England as the box traditionally held up during the photo shoot in front of 11 Downing Street before the Chancellor of the Exchequer announces his annual budget plans to Parliament. Bremont’s case is an exact replica of the Budget box, which is made from pine, lined with black satin, and covered with scarlet leather. The first-ever Budget box, made for William Ewart Gladstone in 1860, was lined with lead to make it bomb-proof and to ensure that it would sink underwater if thrown overboard in the event of capture.
Bremont’s replica is handmade in England and it locks on the bottom, just like the real Budget box. The Bremont box can be custom-made to any specification and color, and can hold up to 10 watches. It is available at the Bremont boutique in Mayfair and is priced at £3,700.
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