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What the press say!
In Europe, we often call the 1920s the Golden Twenties. It was an exciting period that followed the butchery of World War 1. The economy was booming and the West was making the most of its increased wealth. It was a time of innovation and experimentation, with art, music and literature all flourishing. MHD watches Funder Matthew Humphries is inspired by this golden age of motoring and the Type 2 is his homage to the cars of the era.
You're not shopping for an MHD watch because you like wearing the same watch as your friends. You're here because Matthew was Head of Design at the Morgan Motor Company at 21. He's taken his talent for design and his experience with sports cars and applied that to watches.
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MHD Watches are the brainchild of car designer Matthew Humphries. Getting his start in the world of automotive design (like, real deal, cars-driving-on-the-road auto design), he turned his car-inspired design eye towards another passion — watches. After seeing his Morgan Aeromax, Supersports, and 3 wheeler on the road, it was time to pay some attention to his wrist. The automotive world and the watch world have always been close, with a lot of interest spanning the two hobbies. From timing races with an old chronograph to dedicated driving watches with tilted dials, the DNA between the machines you drive and their smaller wrist-worn counterparts runs deep.
British watchmakers are some of the finest in the world and, if you like your timepieces to boast an automotive aesthetic, MHD are a brand that need to be on your radar. Their latest release, the Streamliner, is one of their most visually impactful and top performing to date and if you want to add a high quality new timepiece to your lineup in time for Christmas, this would definitely be a top pick of ours here at The Coolector.
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The Glorious 12th is nearly upon us. The UK’s 121-day-long shooting season, which starts on 12th August, has been a Great British countryside tradition for centuries and this year, MHD watches are proud to sponsor the Lucky onion grouse games.
"The best example of Humphries’ ethos is the MHD AGT Automatic. Like an engine supported in a chassis, the main body of the watch is surrounded by a stainless steel exoskeleton, which defines its retro, lozenge-shaped silhouette."
"What can be said about the MHD SA2 Heritage, it’s a superbly built piece with tonnes of fine craft details, character and charm that sets apart from similarly priced alternatives."
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"Its awesome, just awesome!"
"This design language is excellent from every angle, whether you’re looking at the dial or the mechanical engine ticking underneath the hood."
"All MHD watches are designed by automotive designer Matthew Humphries, who is best known for designing cars such as the stunning Morgan Aeromax, Supersports and 3 wheeler."
"For that added extra touch of motorsport, the SA2 is supplied with two soft, but strong car seat belt material nato straps, one in grey and the other black with a yellow racing stripe, which can be swapped out in seconds!"
"I think that MHD offers some pretty fantastic watches for anyone into the automotive world or even engineering or if you are just looking for something quite different. They are a brand to look out for with future releases as they only seem to be getting better and better"
"Matt said there’s definitely automotive influence in the watches he makes at MHD Watches. “Any designer takes a history along with them. A lot of what you learn in car design goes into watch design.”
"I knew the SA2 would be intriguing, hoped it would be appealing, and feared it would be impractical, but MHD did not let me down. It is brilliant."
"Matthew should be congratulated for this genuinely unique and interesting expression of case design. Having gotten rapidly acquainted with hill climb cars and their particular features, you can definitely see where Matthew is coming from with this piece."
"This boutique automotive watch comes in two sleek new colours."
"The MHD SA2 is refreshingly unique and reserved in its automotive themes. We're particular fans of the chassis-esque case and clean, unfettered dial design."
"This watch is squarely aimed at those who appreciate more than just a chronograph and tachymeter in their motorsport inspired watches."
"Former Morgan Motor Company Head Designer Matthew Humphries is on a roll… with watches. His love for motorsport and horology have led to this fourth model, this time with his most unique case design."
"I’m excited to keep my eye on MHD Watches because they’re easily one of the more interesting under-the-radar microbrands out there that folks should pay attention to."
"Racing inspired watches are nothing new. What is less common is a watch that has some real automotive pedigree, and the MHD AGT is exactly that."
'The MHD AGT is no doubt a cool-looking watch, which is very well manufactured. And on a personal note, it’s cool to see a British watch brand with such a unique design'