CHRISTMAS BREAK All orders made from Monday 23 December will be dispatched on 17 January

The recent swathe of affordable, designled British watch brands, which aren’t ashamed to draw on Swiss third parties to guarantee a thoroughly built product, gains a new face this year, in the form of Sekford.Inspired by ye olde watchmakers and artisans of Clerkenwell, the quartz-powered Type 1A (from £695) has already won over retailers such as Mr Porter with a dial design as crisp as a freshly ironed Jermyn Street shirt, marked with an elegant, proprietary typeface. Go for the tan-coloured strap, as this shows off the English bridle leather best.