Newgate is a modern British fashion and lifestyle brand loved by creatives the world over.
At Newgate we're passionate about great design. We've been creating iconic yet affordable timepieces in our British design studio for the past 30 years, and in that time we like to think we've done our bit to revolutionise the clock industry.
We've designed innovative wall, alarm and mantel clocks, turning previously functional timepieces into must-have design objects, revitalised forgotten icons using modern production techniques to re-engineer old classics, and introduced a jolt of creativity to the watch industry by way of our game-changing G6 chronograph watch.
Fuelled by the passion and energy of husband and wife founders Jim & Chloe Read, Newgate's fundamental creativity is interwoven with years of technical experience, intelligent product construction and carefully considered material choices.
In 2020, Newgate’s 30th Anniversary has inspired creative director Jim Read to explore new territory.
The new decade sees an array of capsule collections launch under the Newgate World umbrella, including the original and iconic Newgate Clock and contemporary Newgate Watch collections, a new line of affordable clocks blending ultra-modern design with high-tech luxury in the Space Hotel range, Jones Clocks our fun and fashionable diffusion clock brand, a collection of cool and quirky eyewear by our London Mole brand and a host of additional launches on the not-too-distant horizon.
Welcome to Newgate World.
Jim, the 'dreamer', an artist, graphic and product designer expelled from art college, founded Newgate alongside future wife Chloe, the 'sorter' and business school dropout, when they were just teenagers. Beginning making clocks by hand in the spare room of their first shared flat, their continued dedication to British design has built a loyal worldwide customer base they could only have dreamt of in those early days.
"It all started when we were just teenagers and were set up on a blind date. Jim had just dropped out of art school, and shortly after I dropped out of business college. We instantly hit it off. Both of us had antique-dealer parents, and from their example we knew we wanted to find a way to make money whilst working for ourselves.
"Before Newgate, the market for design-led clocks didn't really exist. We created the market as it is today from almost nothing. People often assume Newgate's designs have been around years and years because they are so iconic and familiar, and where we have pioneered many have followed, expanding the market to where it is today.
We are proud to be a British company, still designing everything in-house in the UK and connecting to a global audience. After 30 years, we still love what we do, and Jim's passion for design means the Newgate brand will never stop creating and innovating. There's a lot more to come!"
Have a sneak peek behind the scenes at Newgate World with Lola...