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Newgate Watches Launch The Blip Watch Collection

After a quarter of a decade designing and making their iconic clocks for trend-setting interiors, British brand Newgate turned its hand to creating wearable timepieces just last year. The signature Newgate Watch collection features over 50 distinct styles designed for men and women, which, as of this season, are now sold internationally to customers across the globe. Founded by husband and wife duo, Jim and Chloe Read, Newgate prides itself on creating British designed timepieces inspired by our countries great design heritage, and is honoured to be playing its part in keeping British design on the world map.

Under creative director Jim Read’s guidance, the collection pushes boundaries in the watch market by creating bold, design-led timepieces intended to make an impact on the wrist, and further bolstering Newgate’s reputation for innovative design. In its first year of launch, Newgate Watches earned the accolade of ‘Trailblazers’ in watch trade bible WatchPro’s round-up of industry movers and shakers. The award honours those who are "driving the watch industry forwards" and WatchPro Editor and industry expert James Buttery commented saying “with one Newgate Watches founder having been asked to leave art school in his late teens, and the other a self-confessed risk taker, you know you’re looking at a progressive and exciting brand”.

The new AW16 collection, The Blip Watch, is no exception to this rule, and combines contemporary styling with a hint of retro flair, alongside crystal glass lenses and high end Miyota movements. Launching in September 2016, the Blip watch features a slim vintage finish dial combined with a choice of strap options. 

'Modern canvas straps in blue or green are paired with Nato style buckles to lend a military edge to the clean cut face.' 

Caramel suede straps are underlined with Newgate’s signature red leather and paired with contrasting black or cream marker dials. Chestnut brown leather straps are combined with vintage brass cases, and black leather mixes with vintage stainless steel, while slim Manchester stainless steel mesh straps add a refined, smart look to the dressier end of the collection.

To celebrate the new launch, Newgate are offering a 20% discount off the watch range at newgatewatches.com, exclusive to MenswearStyle readers, with code MENSWEAR20 until the end of September 2016.

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