writer | editor | speaker  

I write features about watches, luxury, culture, design, people and all things in-between. But mostly watches. Titles include the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, Wired, 1843, Spears, Men’s Health, Harrods Magazine, QP, American Express Departures, and many more. 

I’m the Daily Telegraph’s watch editor, producing the major supplement, Telegraph Time; editor-at-large for the premium men’s lifestyle magazine
The Jackal
; and managing editor for Boisdale Life, the magazine for the Boisdale restaurant group. I was previously the editor of QP, the specialist watch magazine, which I relaunched as a glossy luxury publication in 2014.

I’m also a public speaker on watches and watch collecting for brands, retailers and publications; recent clients include Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Parmigiani, Bulgari, Chopard, Oris and Seiko. 


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Meanwhile, here’s a little selection things I’ve written recently: 

PROFILES:
For the Telegraph, on Norman Foster (2017)
… It was the architect’s 15-year-old son, Eduardo, who chivvied him into taking to social media. “He pointed out there were so many people out there pretending to be me anyway, that I should probably just do it,” Foster explains. “I confess to being old fashioned about these things, but I’m fascinated by discovering it.”

For the Telegraph, on former Apple man and now watch CEO Patrick Pruniaux (2018):
What the Apple experience did reveal to him, Pruniaux adds, is just how insular the luxury industry could be in its thinking, particularly in its old-school tendency to favour intuition over calculated strategic planning. “Because we live off creativity, we sort of surrender our objectivity when it comes to data and analysing people’s needs,” he notes. “Apple taught me that you actually could do what we do with any product.

For The Jackal, on the actor Douglas Booth, star of Loving Vincent  (2017)

WATCHES:
For Spears magazine, on the pre-eminent watchmaking of Greubel Forsey

For the Telegraph, on new developments in British watchmaking (2016)

For QP magazine, on bespoke watchmaking (2016)

CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE
For Wired, on Bollinger’s vintage champagne discovery, and the techniques used restoring it (2017)

For the Jackal, on the ‘beige-ification’ of our modern environment and products, and what that says about us (2018):

For the Jackal, on Brutalism as a modern fetish subject (2018)