The genesis of this project is a discussion that takes place between a railwayman and the CEO of Col&MacArthur at a friend’s wedding in Italy in October 2016.
The railwayman is introduced to Col&MacArthur CEO and after a short introduction, the railwayman shares his thoughts about a project of customized watches for active and retired railwayman.
Sebastien Colen shows interest in this project and agrees on a meeting at Col&MacArthur headquarter to discuss the release of the first watch of the Rail collection.
Following the kick-off meeting, they both meet the president of the biggest railway association in Belgian called “PFT”. The president agrees on a partnership to help them boosting the project. Considering the success they had within the association, they decided to contact the railway nation company to suggest these customized watches to active and retired railwayman. The company agreed to collaborate with Col&MacArthur and put a partnership in place to communicate on this project within the community.
The partner is a subsidiary company of SNCB/NMBS which is the Belgian national rail way company.
Through this partnership, Col&MacArthur has released its first watch pertaining to the “Railway collection” within the community. The project is to represent emblematic locomotives on the dial that have been used on the rail network. The first edition is the ancestor locomotive “LOC 29.013”.
Col&MacArthur is in contact with locomotive constructor to release new edition. The watchmaking company would like to revive the watch in the rail sector by creating emotional watch that tells a story for the acquire.