Timex x Nigel Cabourn ‘Referee’ Watch

Timex x Nigel Cabourn ‘Referee’ Watch

Launch: 27.06.2019

Nigel Cabourn looks back to his 1950s boyhood and love of football for his second, much anticipated collaboration with Timex, a global leader in watchmaking craftsmanship for 165 years.  During this golden era of football, famous players of the era were all heroes of the young Nigel growing up in Scunthorpe, England.


Paying homage to those who inspired him, Nigel takes reference from referee watches used at the time to create this new 1950s style referee stopwatch. A key design feature is the ¾ red colour blocking of the watch dial to signify 45 minutes: half of a match playing time.




Like the previous Timex collaboration piece, this watch includes two interchangeable straps: a slip-thru style strap featuring the recognisable football colours of ‘claret and blue’ and the other a classic black leather. The watch is presented in a branded vintage style cotton drill case.

The Timex X Nigel Cabourn watch is available at the Nigel Cabourn Army Gym London, in Covent Garden, online at www.cabourn.com and Cabourn stores in Japan and Asia. In addition, leading menswear retailer END. Clothing will carry the watch.


Available from 27.06.19



  • MK1 40mm stainless steel case
  • Domed acrylic crystal
  • Cream Dial with Custom Artwork (add reference to the 45 min referees’ stopwatch)
  • Custom fluted crown
  • Etched, branded caseback
  • B. Foot Tanning Co. Leather Strap
  • Additional bi-colour strap
  • Custom Water resistant to 50m
  • Army mending kit packaging