Watch Spotlight: Matthew Humphries Designs

Here at Gracious Watch, we’re huge fans of the awesome things going on at MHD. We like the finer things and can really get behind awesome engineering and mechanical things.

Matthew Humphries is an Established Automotive designer, whose work is recognized on an international level. After leaving the Morgan Motor Company as their Chief Designer and designing cars such as the Morgan Aeromax, Eva Gt and New Morgan 3 wheeler, Matthew set up   Matthew Humphries Design car consultancy, and later launched MHD watches in 2014. Matthew has combined his extensive knowledge and skills from the automotive industry, with his passion for designing watches.

Check out the MHDCR1 Watch. Available in Black or White and with choice of leather rally Strap in four colours: tan, brown, black or midnight blue. Pre-orders with 10% discount until September 2016 delivery date.


Image: MHDCR1 with black dial paired with a black leather rally strap.

Designed in House by British Car designer Matthew Humphries, the CR1 is a 60’s inspired, automotive themed, Chrono quartz timepiece, and limited to an edition of 500.

The MHDCR1 captures the style of 60‘s / 70’s motoring watches, with it’s bold industrial stainless steel case, screw down knurled edge crown and paired with the infamous leather rally strap adorned by many a race driver.


Image: MHDCR1 with black dial paired with a tan leather rally strap.

Drawing on Humphries’ Car design background & style, the CR1 ties to the automotive industry through its classic design cues in vehicle gauges. The CR1 shifts into a modern, functional watch, with its Chrono movement synonymous with motor racing, cut-out minute & hour hands for constant visibility of sub dials, and an unusual extra long second hand, which allows the rally enthusiast to easily count every second, whilst reading the tulip road book.

One way or another, the MHDCR1 has something to please the classic and modern motor enthusiast. If you’re anything like Humphries and have a passion for classic car rallying, this is a great choice.

• Brushed finish Stainless steel case.
• Stainless steel case back with “Limited edition of 500” marking. • Knurled Crown, with screw down fixing.
• Bevel edged mineral crystal glass.
• Internal brushed finish bezel.
• Case size 42mm, 11mm deep.
• Satin finish black dial with white & grey markings/

Satin finish white dial with black & grey markings.
• White window hands (cut-out)/ black window hands (cut-out) • White second hand/ black second hand.
• Japanese Miyota 6s21 Chrono quartz movement.
• 10 atm water resistance.
• 20mm leather rally strap in tan, brown, black or Midnight blue.

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