The symbiotic relationship between cars and watches is a well known fact with enthusiasts of both. In fact, the majority of "Drivers watches" either take their name from the automotive world (Rolex Daytona for the track, Heuer Carrera after the gruelling and dangerous Mexican road race), or they have a shining endorsement from it (you're probably picturing the iconic square case of the blue Monaco upon Steve McQueen's wrist in Le Mans right now. )

However, very few watches can claim to have been designed by a car designer. Most automotive tie-ins come from a brand association, and thats about as far as it goes, but to actually have the same pen designing a watch that designed a car is rare. Enter the talent of Matthew Humphries, the gifted young designer who, at the age of 21, became Head of Design at the Morgan Motor Company and can be attributed for the stunning Aeromax and Supersports.

After leaving Morgan, Matthew set up his own Automotive design consultancy (MHD), and then in 2014 established MHD watches to combine his love of design with his passion for watches.

Designed and built in the UK, MHD watches truly encapsulate automotive design with luxury to produce an elegant timepiece that would befit both contemporary and classic car lovers. The first model, the SQ1, features a simple uncluttered dial that bears more than a passing resemblance to the rev counter of a 1970's Porsche 911. Limited in production to just 300 examples, these can be had on a variety of differing straps depending on your mood and style.

The latest addition to the range, the CR1 Chronograph, with only 500 examples made, can be had with a standard face, or the new Panda Dial (contrasting sub dials). Slim lithe, cut out hands allow the wearer to just glance at the information displayed whilst still in control of their machine, and the beautiful engineered quality of the steel case and knurled push buttons on the crown evoke style of a classic racing machine. Think of the engineering on a classic racecar and you are on the right lines.

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