Axios Watches is proud to present the second act, the Flagship - A renaissance of the vintage dive watch.
A truly excellent watch tells a story, and the story of the Flagship finds its spirit in the man of Horatio Nelson, Vice Admiral of the British Royal Navy. As a commander, Lord Nelson was a brilliant naval strategist and best known for his decisive role in the Battle of Trafalgar in October of 1805.
Etched onto the caseback of each Flagship is the HMS Victory, the last flagship of Lord Nelson as he sailed into battle against Napoleon's larger naval force. Upon suggestion that another ship should lead the line into battle, Lord Nelson refused. And when asked to cover the stars on his uniform to hide his rank, he said "In honour I gained them, in honour I will die with them."
Lord Nelson's fleet won that battle in a decisive victory, but he would perish in that fight. As he laid dying below deck from his wounds, his last words were "Thank God I have done my duty...God and country."