Co-Founder and COO of Subdial
Christy's always been a collector, starting with football cards at school and developing into art, furniture and watches. In 2018, Christy and his business partner Ross Crane launched Subdial with the ambition to create a network trading model to redefine the collectable watch market.
Within two years, Subdial went from drawing-board in Davis's front room to a leading trading platform backed by investors behind Rapha Cycling and Soho House Group. In 2022, they introduced the first-ever Subdial Watch Index of the top 50 most-traded luxury watches on the pre-owned market, which subsequently led to a long-term partnership with Bloomberg.
More recently, the pair introduced the Subdial Clubhouse; a new trading platform that enables watch enthusiasts to take control of the collecting journey by accessing a global network of watches unavailable on public markets.
Head of content and communications, The Whisky Exchange
Mike leads the content and communications teams at whisky and fine spirits retailer The Whisky Exchange, and previously spent a decade on the team at Square Mile, writing about watches with a focus on the accessible end of the horological scale.
Senior editor of watches, travel and luxury, Mr Porter
Responsible for Mr Porter's watch content across all platforms, Chris is also a regular contributor to magazines including Wired, Esquire and Men's Health. He has been writing about watches for more than a decade and publishes a weekly newsletter, The Fourth Wheel, offering comment and analysis of the industry.
Head of fine watches & jewellery, Harrods
Beth Hannaway began her career in the Harrods Fashion Buying team in 2011 and was appointed Head of Fine Watches & Jewellery in 2016.
Beth successfully managed large-scale CAPEX projects including 2016’s transformation and expansion of Fine Jewellery, redeveloped to offer enhanced boutique concepts and multi-brand areas. In 2017, Beth oversaw the complete redevelopment of Harrods’ Fine Watches, positioning Harrods as a global leader in horology, creating a world-class destination with the finest and most exclusive edit of brands. Under Beth’s supervision, Harrods has seen record breaking growth in Fine Jewellery and Fine Watches alike.
Freelance watch photographer and consultant
Describing himself as “unreasonably optimistic and deeply curious”, multi-hyphenate creative Justin Hast is a photographer, writer and consultant with an impressive portfolio of brands under his belt, including the likes of Leica, IWC and Asprey. He is also a member of the GPHG Academy and MR Porter Style Council.
Editorial director, Threadneedle Media
Mark has long been hooked by mechanical watchmaking ever since his wife bought him an IWC for their first wedding anniversary. Fourteen years on, he still spends any savings he has on watches (much to his wife's chagrin). When he's not poring over timepieces on Bond Street, he's editing Square Mile magazine as well as overseeing content across the full portfolio of brands at Threadneedle Media.
Editor, Telegraph Time
A watch journalist for the past 15 years, Tracey has a passion for both the design and lifestyle aspects of watchmaking. She began her life as a horology writer at QP magazine before launching the British edition of Revolution. Tracey now has all bases covered from academic through to trade and consumer through her editorship of Horological Journal, WatchPro and Telegraph Time.
Freelance watch journalist
After a particularly terrifying introduction to the world of watches – turning up at SIHH, now Watches & Wonders, knowing nothing – Laura has been writing about them now for over 10 years. She's contributed to everyone from Times LUXX, Telegraph Time, and Wired to online publications such as Ape to Gentleman. She now knows her escapement from her elbow, and could explain the reason why no one needs a tourbillon. Just don’t ask which watch is a good investment – the answer will always be “I don’t know”.
A respected member of the watch press, Arthur Touchot wrote his first articles for the International Herald Tribune and the FT. In 2016, he joined Hodinkee, the world’s leading online watch publication, as Senior European Editor. His analysis of the auction market earned him praise within the vintage watch community, which led to a move to Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, in Geneva. Since joining the auction house, he has overseen the watch department’s digital expansion, resulting in record-breaking growth of online participation during auctions.
Deputy editor, Square Mile
As Square Mile’s head watch writer, Ben Winstanley is on the front line of the latest industry news and releases. He curates the magazine’s much-respected watch photoshoots and is always on hand to advise his banker friends on how to find value among the hefty price tags of haute horology.