The movement of people that collect Newgate's watches and clocks are those that get high on architecture, fashion, lifestyle and interiors, as do Newgate's founders and designers Jim & Chloe Read. The British husband and wife team combine their experienced eye for timepiece making with intelligent construction and material selection and seductive design; creating watches that are exciting to wear and clocks that are the heartbeat to a home.
"It all started when we were just teenagers"
Jim, the 'dreamer', an artist, graphic and product designer expelled from art college, founded Newgate along with wife Chloe, the 'sorter', a business school dropout, when they were teenagers. From making clocks by hand in the spare room of their flat, their continued dedication to iconic British design has created the worldwide following they dreamt of together as teenagers.