In an ongoing series of stories for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew looks at the gentrification of utilitarian ‘tool watches’. In which he reminds people that once upon an ancient time, when our grandfathers roamed the earth as young men, these multifunctional machines were actually used for things. Manly things. Scuba-diving and flying aeroplanes and driving cars really fast etc. Starring pieces by Longines, Panerai, IWC, Rolex, Cartier, Blancpain, Frederique Constant, Girard-Perregaux and IWC.
About Andrew McUtchen
Andrew is the founder of Time+Tide and an established journalist and interviewer, with a background as a watch and associate editor for several major print publications. Andrew has a thing for clear, simple storytelling.