British furniture designer Matthew Hilton launches his first timepiece exclusively at Margaret Howell during this year’s London Design Festival. The MH01 watch will be on display and available to pre-order at theMargaret Howell London flagship on Wigmore Street from 15 – 22 September. The watch re-examines standard timepiece construction and has been in research, design and development for two years. Made in the UK, the watch is milled from a block of stainless steel and incorporates a Swiss quartz movement. Each watch is individually numbered and finished with a calf leather strap, crafted in the UK by accessories designer Bill Amberg. A refined and pared down design, the MH01 uses quality materials to create a watch with a simple and functional elegance. “I wanted simplicity and reduction to shine through, a basic but luxurious design achieved through the use of the best materials and removal of superfluous details”. Matthew Hilton. Matthew’s support of British manufacturing and his considered design approach is a reflection of the Margaret Howell aesthetic and makes for a perfect retail partnership for this special launch.