Racing inspired watches are nothing new. What is less common is a watch that has some real automotive pedigree, and the MHD AGT is exactly that. Matthew Humphries (the “MH” in MHD) started his design career while still at University, securing a placement at British car manufacturer Morgan. Not long thereafter, he saw his first car design become a reality. He climbed the ranks quickly, and at 21, he was hired as Morgan’s new Head of Design.
He first turned his long-standing enthusiasm for watches into a business by marrying customized dials—often with a sporty and retro vibe—with Seiko cases and movements. It seemed inevitable that this would lead to the creation of something from a blank canvas. And with that, MHD was born. MHD launched with two quartz models, which we reviewed here.The AGT is the first mechanical watch from the brand. It’s produced in association with British Alcraft Motor Company (the Alcraft GT was also designed by Matthew Humphries). A high performance electric vehicle does seem rather an odd bedfellow for a young brand’s first mechanical watch, but the MHD AGT is a thoroughly successful take on an automotive design.