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Mike Gibson

Mike Gibson

Contributing editor

Mike was born to eat and drink, so it's lucky he's editor of Square Mile's sister title Foodism. His favourite cocktail is a negroni, his favourite wines are from California, his favourite spirit is whisky (with and without the 'e') and his favourite food probably changes too often to list. In what little other free time he has, he withstands being routinely disappointed at the home of his beloved Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Mike Gibson's articles

The Seiko Prospex 1968 Diver's Reinterpretation

A reimagining of one of the Japanese brand's original dive watches, the SPB240 exemplifies the enduring quality, value and history built into Seiko's Prospex collection

The Tudor Pelagos FXD, a dive watch for purists

Made in collaboration with the French Navy, Tudor’s new addition to the Pelagos range is a proper tool watch that's well worth your time

Studio Underd0g is pushing the boundaries of watch design

This ambitious microbrand is making waves creating a watch that breaks from tradition, with a quirky, asymmetric chronograph that comes in a range of bold and playful colourways

Oris Big Crown ProPilot Bronze | Watch of the Week

One of the Swiss watchmaker's best-loved references is the latest to turn to bronze, casting this beautiful pilot's watch in an eye-catching new light

The Longines Spirit collection launches in titanium

The historic Swiss brand's new release sees its pilot-inspired Spirit collection's aesthetic distilled into a durable and contemporary titanium shell

Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium Automatic: the first watch worn in-game

The American watchmaker's first foray into in-game watches sees the protagonist of Far Cry 6 wear a limited-edition version of a much-loved model

The Tissot PRX Powermatic 80: a cult classic, reinvented

New for 2021, the PRX Powermatic 80 takes the 1970s cool of Tissot's classic quartz model, and reinvents it as an automatic watch that's set to have fans lining up

Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Bronze | Watch of the Week

Bronze is the metal of the moment in watchmaking, and Hamilton’s Khaki Field Mechanical is the latest iconic model to harness the power of the patina

The Croft Mid-Size is Spinnaker's sportiest watch yet

With a crowd-pleasing 40mm case size and a sporty aesthetic, Spinnaker's new launch combines its dive watch heritage with an appreciation of what watch buyers want

The new BMW M3 Competition Saloon is power and restraint

No car needs 510bhp. And most cars couldn’t handle it, either. But we learn that the new M3 is more than worthy of it

The King Seiko KSK is a faithfully reinterpreted modern classic

With recent re-releases of classic models from across its storied history, Seiko is giving its fans what they want, and 2021's King Seiko KSK SJE083 is the cream of the crop

The new Christopher Ward C63 Sealander collection

Christopher Ward's C63 Sealander sports range is bound to convert more watch buyers to this quintessential British brand, and the GMT is the jewel in the crown

The Seiko 5 Sports SRPE53 is one of the best-value watches around

Nicknamed the "DressKX", the SRPE53 combines aesthetics from sports watches and divers in the Japanese watchmaker's ever-popular Seiko 5 Sports range, with value that's impossible to overstate

The Spinnaker Fleuss Automatic | Watch of the Week

The Fleuss collection's new colourways are the latest release from British brand Spinnaker, which sets out to make genuinely affordable mechanical watches inspired by iconic divers of the past

The Frederique Constant Slimline Monolithic Manufacture could redefine watchmaking

The newest release from Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant showcases an innovative new movement, based on an invention that could redefine the mechanics of watchmaking

The Bar Necessities: Coupette

Fantastic cocktails in a gorgeously evocative venue, with a neighbourhood feel and prices to match – Coupette deserves its reputation as one of the world's best bars

Six by Nico London, Fitzrovia: restaurant review

Classic technique underpins a menu designed to recall the fun of childhood snacking at Nico Simeone's recent London opening

An all-inclusive Grenadian holiday is as great as it sounds

Mike Gibson shrugs off his preconceptions and gives into the undeniable appeal of the all-inclusive holiday at Sandals Grenada Resort and Spa, a jewel in the tiny Caribbean island's crown

How to taste a £10,000 whisky for absolutely nothing

A rare and exclusive 47-year-old single-cask whisky is soon to be released by Speyside distiller Mortlach on 9 April. Here's how you can be one of the few to try and buy it

An expert's guide to cognac

A trip to four very different cognac houses shows Mike Gibson how a spirit born of tradition is entering a new era, and reveals that for the people of the region, it’s not just a luxurious digestif, but a way of life