William Henry is an American luxury brand devoted to the vision of designing and building superlative functional jewelry crafting collections that integrate form and function into exquisite and unique pieces that belong to a category all their own. Designer and entrepreneur Matt Conablefounded the company in 1997 and is now the sole owner. The brand was established creating exclusive and award-winning pocket knives, effectivelytransforming the archetype of all tools into a superb piece of functional jewelry for men. Today’s collections include writing instruments, money clips, cuff links, golf tools, and William Henry has proudly grown to become one of the most admired and sought after brands in the world of luxury for men.
The seamless integration of classic natural materials, precious metals & gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry’s work.
But what makes this brand so distinctive is that it has proudly retained the aura and feel of an artisan workshop, where every piece is designed and created exclusively in small, limited, often unique editions. “For many premium watch brands, an edition of 1,000 numbered pieces might be an ‘exclusive’ offering” – says Matt Conable. “At William Henry, that would be the largest and least exclusive offering in our history.”
Hand-forged tapestries in metal, chisel carved silver, hand-burnished gold inlay, fine hand engraving, exotic materials, and inlaid gemstones are interwoven into stunning pieces of timeless stature. The distinctive character of the artistry and the personality of the materials make this brand’s every creation truly unique. No two pieces are alike.
“I like the idea that William Henry’s creations strike a personal chord in our clients” – says Conable. “Every now and then, it is important to invest in objects that are personal, immediately useful, yet timeless in their appeal and relevance – these rare pieces are imbued with the personality of their owners, and become part of their living legacy”.
Matt Conable founded the company with the belief that he could create objects he could be proud of and that would stand the test of time; and that he could take care of people along the way, building a culture more akin to a family than a corporation, a studio than a factory. That’s the dream that started William Henry, and that’s the dream we live today.