Matthew Humphries Design CR1 Panda Dial Watch

We love watches here at Coolector and we’re particularly fond of discovering British watchmakers because, let’s face it, the Swiss have got a bit of a monopoly on the horology market. There is one watchmaker who we’ve encountered previously on the pages of The Coolector and not only are they British, they also boast some of the coolest, automotive inspired timepieces that we’ve encountered. They go by the name of Matthew Humphries Design and their latest offering, the exceptional looking CR1 Panda Dial Watch, might just be our favourite to date.

The MHD CR1 Panda Dial Watch is another fine example of the watchmaking prowess of this British watchmaker and if you’re the sort that gravitates towards motoring inspired timepieces, prepare to fall in love because the CR1 Panda Dial Watch is the whole package – brawn, beauty and style all rolled into one.

On Your Marks

Any watch lover will fall for the understated aesthetics of the MHD CR1 Panda Dial Watch, which is brand new for 2017, and the quality of the watch belies the fact that it is so affordable, clocking in at under £300. This rally / racing style chronograph timepiece is exactly the sort we always seem to favour here at Coolector HQ because it’s not ostentatious and provides a genuinely striking accessory that not only looks great but is as accurate as they come.

The components and materials used in the crafting of the MHD CR1 Panda Dial Watch are another reason it’s so hard to believe that it costs less than £300 because they are mighty impressive to say the least. Available in a number of different iterations, just a selection of the most eye-catching features of this cracking new collection of watches from Matthew Humphries Design include a brushed finish stainless steel case, satin finish white dial with black & grey markings, 10 atm water resistant and a apanese Miyota 6s21 Chrono quartz movement.

Rally driving style is the clear inspiration behind the design aesthetics of the CR1 Panda Dial Watch and for lovers of the adrenaline soaked pursuit, this will be the ideal accessory for your wrist. Bold, striking and painfully cool, this is the sort of watch that you can wear for any occasion and the unparalleled quality it boasts visually and in terms of performance is second to none.

Vintage Appeal

This superb looking timepiece from MHD is available in either white with black sub dials or reversed black dial with white sub dials varieties and you have your choice of straps and can opt for either a calf leather black or brown rally strap. The CR1 Panda range is definitely one of the brand’s most striking having taken its influence from an iconic 60’s and 70’s racing cars and there is a real vintage element to the design which really makes it appeal.

British watchmakers don’t come along every day and that’s why brands like Matthew Humphries Design should be cherished, particularly when you consider they’re making timepieces of this calibre. We’re big fans of this cracking watch here at Coolector HQ and we’re in little doubt there will be plenty of other automotive aficionados scrambling to get their hands on this limited edition offering.

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