Meridian Prime White / Tan

Stainless Steel


Why We Love It

“In 1998, second generation watchmaker and fellow of the British Horological Institute Simon Michlmayr spent 29 days walking from Canada to the North Pole and that was where he designed the Meridian Prime.”

What You Should Know

The Meridian Prime White is a clean and clear watch with a white dial and red seconds hand.  The tan Steveo strap with its signature roller buckle sets it off to a tee.

Manufactured almost entirely in Norwich, England (the base caliber is Swiss), each case and back are manufactured as a pair. They fit together perfectly and uniquely providing water-resistance to 1000 feet.

The glass is treated with internal and external anti-reflective coating to military specification. It has virtually no glare whatsoever other than under the most extreme provocation.

A Brief History

The concept for the Meridian Prime was born by renowned Horologist Simon Michlmayr whilst on expedition to the North Pole.

The Swiss watch he was wearing, despite the manufacturer’s aspirations for it to be a practical tool was virtually useless. He needed something that he trusted to expose to the elements, which he could read easily at a glance and on which he could totally rely not to let him down. On his return to England, Simon resolved to design and manufacture a practical, hardwearing wristwatch that would be a “tool, not a toy”.

Escapement Magazine were particularly impressed with the Prime back when they saw it in the early days – click here to read what they said.

Tested by Rolex & Omega certified watch specialists Michlmayr & Co and this Meridian Prime White is running within COSC spec.

We are experts in buying, selling and trading pre-owned luxury watches. Our many 5 star Trust Pilot reviews are testament to our customer satisfaction.

For every watch purchased, we commit to planting 25 trees through Ecologi. Our tree counter can be seen at the bottom of the page. Read more about our sustainability impact on our Ecologi Profile page.


What's Included

Supplied with a watch case and of course the papers, this Meridian Prime comes with a 12 month warranty from the manufacturer.


Prime SAS


Stainless Steel


Unitas 6497/98
Manual Wind



Sell or trade your watch

Trade in your Watch ...... and get the best price when changing it for something you will love even more! If you have a luxury pre-owned watch to trade in, we are always looking for classic, vintage and modern timepieces from well-known manufacturers such as Rolex, Brietling, Omega, TAG Heuer, Cartier, IWC, Tudor and Panerai.

You May Also Like

Good to know

Useful Q&A's

Yes, this Meridian Prime White comes with Box and Papers.
At Oakleigh Watches we endeavour to bring you the best examples of the watches you’re looking for. With very few exemptions this involves ensuring that all key components are original to the watch. On the very rare occasions that any key components have been replaced this will be made clear in the description. All pre-owned watches by Oakleigh Watches are 100% genuine. We do not deal in fakes, replicas or homage watches. For more information, take a look at our blog “Is that the Original?” READ HERE
The watches that we sell are usually pre-owned and therefore pre-worn. The wearing of the watch, even for a short time, is likely to put small marks on the case or bracelet. If any of our watches are pre-worn and unmarked, then it’s highly likely that it has had a light polish at some point. There’s a temptation to think that any polishing is bad, it is not! Check out our blog – “Has this watch been polished?” READ HERE
  All our pre-owned luxury watches are tested to ensure that they are water resistant (where applicable) and comply to COSC spec. Passing these tests means they do not require a service at present. If they have recently been serviced, it will be detailed in the description.
Yes, all our pre-owned watches come with an Oakleigh Watches 12-month warranty. If there is an existing warranty remaining from the original watch purpose, it will be stated in the description.
Within 48 hours of cleared payment. 24 hours if possible.
Unfortunately, there is not a straight forward answer to this question, as there are several variables involved when buying a luxury watch for investment. Read our ‘Expert Guide to Buying Investment Watches’ for more advice. CLICK HERE