MHD Watches


Regular price £595.00 GBP
Unit price

What Inspired Us?

Panda dial watches, characterised by their iconic black-on-white design and chronograph movements, have captivated watch collectors since the 1960s.

Legendary models like the Rolex Daytona Cosmographs designed for use by racing drivers, and famously worn by actor-racer Paul Newman, have made a significant mark in the horological world. With their timeless appeal, these watches are a must-have for any enthusiast with a passion for cars.

At MHD, we've taken this classic design and infused it with our unique modern twist in the form of the Daily Driver. After all, who wouldn't want a piece that channels the timeless cool of Paul Newman?

What Is It?

The Daily Driver Panda is powered by a Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz movement and features the distinctive black and white design reminiscent of panda eyes. Our timepiece draws inspiration from the 1960s chronographs with a modern edge, featuring a DLC black bezel and a layered case design.

The exoskeleton, lightweight chassis case adds a contemporary twist to this classic look and is paired with a retro racing red quick release perforated leather rally strap.

The matte white dial, with black sub-dials and MHD’s “in the red zone” signiture dial graphic from 8 to 11pm, features laser-cut holes revealing vintage-colored Super-LumiNova on the lower dial for a bright nighttime glow. The precision hands also include Super-LumiNova, enhancing visibility in the dark.

Quote from MHD Founder & Designer - Matthew Humphries

"The panda dial is a significant design feature in the horological world. The classic white dial with black sub-dials is a must-have statement piece for any watch collector with an automotive passion." 

  • We are only producing 100 daily driver watches in the first Production run.
  • We take full payment now and all pre-orders will be delivered in November 2024.


  • 40 mm diameter by 12mm depth 47 mm Lug-to-Lug length
  • 316L Stainless steel 4-piece layered case design
  • Sapphire crystal glass (anti-reflective) AR coating
  • Black DLC-coated bezel insert with vintage luminova markers
  • Water resistance to 5 ATM


  • Matt white dial finish with laser-cut marker slots
  • Vintage colour super luminova sub-dial and hands
  • Left-hand sub-dial counts the chronograph
  • Right-hand sub-dial is a 24-hour indicator


  • Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz chronograph movement


  • Red Leather perforated rally strap
  • Black Leather perforated rally strap
  • 316L Stainless steel braclet


  • 2-Year warranty

MHD Watches are designed in the UK by Automotive Designer MatthewHumphries, who at 21 was made the Chief designer at Morgan Motor Company.

Matthew is best known for designing cars such as the stunning Morgan Aeromax, Morgan Aero Supersports and the Morgan 3 wheeler and still works as a freelance vehicle and product designer.

Established in 2014, MHD Watches is an independent British watch brand that produces limited-edition motoring watches with an engineered design aesthetic.

MHD sell exclusively direct to you the customer, which puts the customer directly in touch with the watchmaker and takes out all the expensive middlemen.

Read more about Matthew here

Once your order has been dispatched, you will receive an email with a tracking number.


  • UK Europe EU 3-7 working days,
  • USA, 7-10 working days,
  • Rest of the World, 10-15 working days.  


  • Fast DHL tracked and signed Shipping is available at checkout at an additional cost. 


  • UK Vat is included on all UK orders.
  • UK Vat in deducted on all international orders.
  • If you are viewing our website from outside of the UK, UK VAT will have already been deducted. 
  • For international orders a local tax will be applied by customs at the country of entry.

All MHD watches have a 2-year warranty from date of purchase. Any issues just email 

Plus, if you aren't 100% satisfied within 14 days of purchasing one of our watches, you can send it back to us for a full no quibble refund or exchange. All items must be returned in their original condition - unworn and undamaged.



The 316 L stainless steel case features knurled, polished and brushed finishes as well as sapphire crystal glass. The knurled barrel section of the case is black DLC (diamond like carbon) coated.



The matt white finished dial (with black sub-dials) has laser cut holes that allows the vintage colour super luminova sub-dial to show through and glow at night. The precision hands also have super luminova for visibility at night.



The Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz chronograph movement, has the accuracy and stability of a quartz movement for everyday timekeeping, and a mechanical movement for the 60-min chronograph.



The Daily Driver Panda is fitted with a red leather rally strap with quick-release spring bars, so the strap can be swapped in seconds without a tool.


Based on automotive design cues and the evolution of MHD's engineered design aesthetics such as the exoskeleton chassis case & signature dial graphics, the MHD Daily Driver chronograph watch has been specifically developed for your day-to-day use.

Powered by a Seiko VK64 Hybrid Meca-Quartz chronograph movement, the Daily Driver has the best of both worlds, with the accuracy and stability of a quartz movement for everyday timekeeping, and a mechanical movement for the 60-min chronograph. The left-hand sub-dial counts the chronograph minutes whilst the right-hand sub-dial is a 24-hour indicator.

40mm in diameter, 47mm lug to lug, the Daily Driver has a lightweight but strong four-piece stainless steel case, and a legible in all conditions dial, thanks to super luminova on the lower dial and bezel.


With a 40mm case, short lug to lug distance and a built-in strap design, the daily driver fits all wrist sizes from small to large.