Donate £1 or more to support emerging, diverse photographers in growing their careers through the first-ever Centre For British Photography grants programme.

By donating you will be entered to win one of three Horage prototype Lensman 2 watches and four signed Brian Griffin photographs. Each watch is valued between 5,900-6,900 Swiss francs and each package of four photographs at 2,300 Swiss francs.
Continuing our commitment to photography and community growth join us in making history with the first-ever grants programme issued by the Centre of British Photography. 
To enter each participant must donate as little as £1 to have a chance at winning.  £1 is equal to 1 entry ticket in the draw and the number of entries is unlimited. 
All proceeds after transaction fees will be placed in grants issued by the Centre of British Photography to help aspiring photographers pursue their creative careers.


The Centre for British Photography (registered charity number 1190955) was founded by James Hyman in 2020 and opened a major new public space in central London in January 2023. The charity seeks to support photographers working in Britain through exhibitions, events, grants and mentoring.

The aim is to host exhibitions curated independently by outside curators and institutional partners as well as to stage internally curated exhibitions. 
Together with Horage and British photographer Brian Griffin the Centre For British Photography will elevate the opportunities for the next generation of British photographers with the first-ever grant issued by the centre.


Our partner photographer was born in the UK on April 13, 1948, and has a tremendous career in both photography and filmmaking. In 1988, he published the book “Work” with a one-man show at the National Portrait Gallery. “Work” was awarded the “Best Photography Book in the World” at the Barcelona Primavera Fotografica 1991. In 1989, the British Guardian newspaper also declared Griffin “The Photographer of the Decade” for his portraits of musicians, including Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop and Brian May. Life Magazine even used his photograph “A Broken Frame” on the cover of a special supplement, “The Greatest Photographs of the 80s.” 
Starting in 1991, Griffin all but left still photography to focus on directing film projects that ranged from commercials to music videos to short films. He returned to photography in 2002 and shot a project called “People and the City“ that contributed to Birmingham‘s bid to become the European City of Culture followed by a retrospective at the Art Museum Reykjavik Iceland in 2005.
Well, in 2004 he shot a documentary for Paul McCartney and created advertising campaigns for major brands like British Airways and Sony. The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain awarded Brian the Centenary Medal in recognition of his sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography. In 2014, he received an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University. In 2016 inducted into the Album Cover Hall Of Fame and in 2019 became an Associate Visiting Professor at the University Of The Highlands And Islands, Scotland. 
Professor Brian Griffin will be donating four selected and signed 10" x 12" prints to each of the Lensman 2 winners. 

Portrait of Brian Griffin by Ashley Franklin








Lensman 2 is our latest watch development project dedicated to photography with the first-ever exposure calculator bezel.

The timepiece is powered by our K2 movement, developed 100% at the Horage HQ in Biel/Bienne Switzerland.

However we are not giving away production watches, but a much rarer technical prototype.
Two standard edition Lensman 2 watches and one Brian Griffin Special Edition Lensman 2 watch.  The final retail price of the standard edition watches is 5,900 CHF and the Brian Griffin Special Edition is valued at 6,900 CHF. The four limited edition signed image packages from Brian Griffin are valued at 2,300 CHF each. In total Horage is giving away 25,600 CHF value in watches and photography. 


Technical prototypes are produced in very small quantities and typically remain in the brand's archive.  This means technical prototypes are extremely rare for anyone outside of a brand to have.  By donating you have a chance to win one of three Lensman 2 technical prototypes.
One black dial, one yellow dial and one silver dial Brian Griffin special edition will be randomly selected and sent to the winning donors. 
By donating as little as £1, donors will be entered to win a piece of Swiss watchmaking history and in doing so help emerging photographers with their careers!

Standard Edition Black

Standard Edition Yellow

Brian Griffin Edition


October 19th @14:00CET - Donations and entries begin.
November 1st @14:00CET - Donations and entries close.
November 14th @18:00CET - Live draw via YouTube made.
November 2023 - Funds raised will be donated to the Centre For British Photography for their grants programme.
November 20th, 2023 - Launch of Centre For British Photography grants programme.
Shipping 2024 - Prototype watches ship to winners in 2024.

Best of luck to everyone!


  • Donations can be made in £1, £10, £25, £50, £100, £250, £500, £1000 selectable options. The amount for donation will be charged in Swiss Francs at a conversion of £1 GBP = 1.15 CHF.  For those in the USA, this amount is around $1.25 USD (US dollars) and is discretionary to your credit card provider's exchange rate.
  • Donation amounts of £1 = 1 entry, £10 = 10 entries, £25 = 25 entries, £50 = 50 entries, £100 = 100 entries, $250 = 250 entries, £500 = 500 entries, £1000 = 1000 entries into the draw.
  • You will receive a unique order ID. Your order ID will later be duplicated for the number of entries you are eligible for and will have a unique Entry Number applied to each entry. Entry Numbers will be randomly selected using a digital random number generator. Due to the unique nature and limitations of this draw, we cannot provide entry numbers only order ID's.
  • Donations are final and non-refundable.
  • All donations after transaction fees charged by credit card processors will be donated and allocated at Horage's discretion the Centre For British Photography.
  • By donating you understand you are not purchasing a watch nor are you guaranteed a watch.
  • The three watches are running prototypes and do not come with a warranty.
  • Any spam or bot-related donations will be excluded from the draw at Horage's discretion.
  • Donors who have won will be notified via email within 1 week of the draw.
  • Three different donors will be drawn.
  • Donors can only win one watch. If a winning donor's numbers are drawn twice or more Horage will continue until a new donor is selected.  
  • Donators will be added to our mailing list to ensure all donators can be notified via email on this and future happenings. Donators can unsubscribe at any time.
  • The first day to donate is October 19th, 2023 at 14:00 CET and the final day to donate is November 1st, 2023 at 14:00 CET. The winners will be announced on a date to be announced via a YouTube live stream on November 14th @18:00CET.
  • The results of the draw are final.
  • Watch dial colours and the final spec of the watch are decided by Horage. The winners will be able to select their strap colour.


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