Flying the Flag for British-Designed Watches

As an independent British watch brand, Newgate are proud to fly the flag for modern and affordable British-designed watches.

A British Watch Brand

Newgate’s watch collections start life in our British design studios, at the fingertips of the brand’s founder and creative director, Jim Read.

Kicked out of art school when he was in his late-teens, the self-taught artist and product designer founded Newgate Clocks alongside wife Chloe when the duo were in their early twenties.

Jim & Chloe Read, Founders of British Watch Brand Newgate

Newgate’s modern British-designed watches are, in part, inspired by the iconic clocks Read has brought to life in his role as creative director for the world-renowned clock brand.

Alongside influences drawn from his travels across the world, Read’s constant source of inspiration is the brilliant British architecture, craftsmanship and design talent which is evidenced across the United Kingdom, both present day, and in era’s now gone by.

British-Designed Newgate Watches - two images


Modern & Affordable British-Designed Watches

Determined to create an affordable British-designed watch collection, Read used his vantage of twenty+ years of experience in the manufacture of design-led clocks to craft a British watch brand notable for its high-performance components, luxe finishes and original designs at accessible price points.

From initial concept, through to frenzied sketch and highly-detailed final draft, each British-designed watch starts life in Newgate’s design studio here in Great Britain, before the team works with highly-skilled specialist manufacturers to turn their exact specifications into the carefully-crafted watch collections the brand has become renowned for.

Modern British-Designed Watches - Women's Minimalist Watch - Newgate World

Discover Newgate’s full collection of modern British-designed watches online at today.