Rebecca Struthers

Dr Rebecca Struthers FBHI DGA MA FRSA PhD AFHEA

Managing Director, Struthers London

Historian, watchmaker & horologist

Half of founding husband and wife team at the ground-breaking Struthers London watchmaking studio, in 2017, Rebecca Struthers became the first watchmaker in British history to earn a PhD in horology.

Rebecca was just 17 when she set out on her path to becoming one of Britain’s leading antiquarian horologists. Initially training as a jeweller and silversmith with a passion for creating complex pieces of articulated jewellery, Rebecca soon found her way to combine her passion for craft with her love of science in the pursuit of horology. Since then, she has successfully completed joint British Horological Institute and HND Horology courses, DGA in diamond grading and holds a masters degree in history of art and design, which she tailored to antiquarian horology as no such specialist course existed in the UK at the time.

Now working with husband and master watchmaker Craig Struthers, the Struthers London studio uses the decades of experience acquired between them to combine the fine art of watchmaking with their close contacts in the worlds of goldsmithing, engraving, enamelling and stone setting to name but a few; reviving a traditional collaborative style of watchmaking which has not been practised in the UK to such a thorough extent since the end of the nineteenth century.

Away from her role as watchmaker, designer and in-house jeweller at Struthers London - Rebecca is a Fellow of British Horological Institute, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a member of the Antiquarian Horological Society and Gemmological Association.

Awards

Academic Student of the Year, Birmingham City University Extra Mile Awards

(May 2017)

Woman of the Year, Eve's Watch Awards (October 2016)

Walpole Crafted (November 2015)

WatchPro Watches of the Year - Luxury Watch of the Year (November 2015)

Alumna of the Year - Birmingham City University (September 2015)

WatchPro Hot100 - Trailblazer (June 2015)

Retail Jeweller's 30 Under 30 (March 2015)

WatchPro Watches of the Year - Luxury Watch of the Year and Rising Star (November 2014)

WatchPro Hot100 - Trailblazer (June 2014)

Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Awards Small Workers Senior - Commended

(March 2014)

Lonmin Design Innovation Award (May 2013)

Doctoral Studentship - Arts and Humanities Research Council - (September 2013)

Dr. Robert Boyd Memorial Fund (August 2012)

Durant Award for Silver Mounting (June 2005)

 

 

 

Qualifications

PhD Horology (2017)

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice (2014)

MA History of Art & Design (2012)

DGA (2009)

British Horological Institute, Watchmaking (2008)

HND Horology (2008)

BTEC ND Jewellery and Silversmithing (2005)

 

Exhibitions

Royal Warrant Holders Association Annual Luncheon (Hilton, Park Lane, London, June 2017)

London Craft Week (London Morgan, South Kensington, May 2017)

London Craft Week (Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly & London Morgan, South Kensington, May 2016)

Geneva Motor Show (Palexpo, March 2015)

SalonQP (Saatchi Gallery, London November 2014)

Goldsmiths’ Hall (London, March 2014)

Geneva Motor Show (Palexpo, March 2014)

International Jewellery London (Earls Court, September 2013)


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