MHD Type 1 Watch

There are certainly no shortage of watches that take their inspiration from the world of motor vehicles but there aren’t many independent watchmakers doing it better than MHD and a fine example of this is their latest release – the stunning Type 1 Watch.

This majestic looking timepiece is right up our vintage loving street here at Coolector HQ and the MHD Type 1 Watch comes with a price tag of £745 which is great value considering the quality design, craftsmanship and components. MHD’s Designer, Matthew Humphries, has always been obsessed by motoring and especially the golden age of motoring, the 1920s. A time of high innovation, where motoring was truly established, designs were unrestricted and not held back by regulations, and for the first time people were beginning to use cars for sport, as well as for essential travel – these are the principles that formed the design of this eye-catching timepiece.

Golden Age

The exquisite Type 1 Watch from MHD is limited to just 100 pieces so you’ll need to move quickly if you want to get your hands on this devilishly dapper timepiece. Taking inspiration from some of the iconic Cars of the period such as the 3 litre Bentley, Bugatti type 35 and Zagato bodied Alfa Romeo 8c, there is a real old school vibe to this impressive looking timepiece. To celebrate 100 years since’ the roaring 20’s’, Matthew Humphries has designed a new watch range that takes influence from these vehicles, exposing their engineering details that made them so iconic.

Chock full of first class features, the Type 1 Watch from MHD (£745) will undoubtedly appeal to car aficionados and luxury watch collectors alike. Boasting a Japanese Miyota 9130 automatic, 24 jewel movement which is both incredibly robust and reliable, the Type 1 won’t let you down wherever your adventures take you. It has a 4-piece layered exoskeleton chassis case design which is crafted from ultra durable 316L stainless steel.

Classy from top to bottom, the Type 1 Watch has a knurled, brushed and chrome finishes applied to the casing and this excellent looking timepiece has a water resistance of 5ATM. The dial also has plenty of striking features which includes a power reserve sub-dial, chrome power-reserve hand and a matte black dial with laser cut marker slots.

Stylish Strap

Each one of the Type 1 Watches from MHD comes with two straps with quick release spring bars and you’ll have your choice tan Italian calf leather rally strap with contrast white stitching and a black Italian calf leather with white stitching so you can change things up when the feeling takes you and they’re both equally as stylish and striking.

Great value, impeccable style and first class craftsmanship combine to make the Type 1 Watch from MHD a real triple threat. Given they’re available in such limited numbers and already flying off the shelves fast, make sure you don’t hang around if you like what you see.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.