Newgate Watches – Monaco G6 Watch Review.
Here at OTC we’re passionate about British brands and look to champion them wherever possible. Newgate Watches are loved by creatives all over the world and are certainly one of our favourite British Watch brands around 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!” Chloe Read, Co-Founder of Newgate.
Located in their British design studio, the Newgate team are constantly at the forefront of timepiece innovation. This innovation has, most recently, led to a fantastic new range of contemporary watches under the G6 chronograph series.
Jim Read, Co-Founder of Newgate, has honoured his Grandfather, Eddie Read through the G6 watch collection.
Specialising in radio technology for the British secret service, Mr Read’s call sign was ‘G6US’. Jim felt it fitting to autograph the new collection with his Grandfather’s call sign as a thank you. Without Jim’s Grandfather’s influence, Jim may not have gone on to create such an iconic British brand.
On-hand Monaco G6 Watch Review
With the G6, Jim set out to create a recognisable new style and it’s safe to say he nailed it. I’ve not yet come across such a unique contemporary timepiece.
The strap, made from fine black Italian leather, is an understated hero within this beautifully crafted piece. The backdrop to a bold watch face, this strap option provides a classic silhouette which, consequently, supports the main event superbly.
One of my favourite features on the hand crafted leather strap is that it includes Morse Code as used by Eddie Read. A fantastic addition with a nod towards nostalgia.
Sporting an interchangeable strap, the G6 also offers a colourful woven canvas to compliment the hues portrayed on the watch face. The strap provides a refreshing summer feel, therefore perfect for the warmer weather; it is instantly recognisable.
The chronograph dials on the G6 possess unique design assets including multi faceted and coloured chapter rings, inner bezels, sub dials and rings. The colour palette featured on most dials includes bold hues. For example, “Magnetic Blue” and “Pluto Pink”. All are executed with quality and accuracy.
The lugless cases, engineered with 44 millimetre 316L surgical grade stainless steel, were designed specifically for the aforementioned under-slung straps. These cases also house the magnificent Japanese Miyota quartz movements for the G6 collection.
Aesthetically brilliant and most importantly, practical in it’s design.
Each watch also includes the new acrylic table stand to display your G6. As a result, the colourful timepiece sits proudly on my dresser, always ready for action.
Comfortingly, well over 100 horologists have crafted and built every G6 watch. Newgate Watches exude quality and craftsmanship.
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