Andrew McUtchen

Andrew McUtchen


“Hi, I’m Andrew and your suspicion is right, this IS the Speedmaster font.”

Andrew started Time+Tide in 2014 as a side-hustle when his brother in law, a dreadlocked internet speculator, told him that there were no coffee machine or watch review sites to speak of in Australia. Andrew was the Watch Editor of GQ at the time, so he thought, fuck it, why not. He paid five grand for a logo (this still seems like a lot to him, but hey, it’s a good logo), got same brother in law to build a website. Then things got weird. He decided to launch the website at Baselworld, by handing around a printed newspaper. Andrew has survived this and many other marketing misfires, to run a global team of champions. He’s had lots of pinch yourself moments since the beginning, but his biggest will be in October this year. He can’t talk about that yet.

First watch: Panerai Luminor PAM 111- “I wish I’d kept it.”

Favourite watch: Omega Ranchero from 1959 – “This watch is a failure, which is why I love it.”

Finale watch: Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5167a on a khaki strap – “You will be mine.”

Articles by Andrew McUtchen

How did this Rolex get past QA? Revisiting the suspicious case of the ‘Double 9’ Air-King…
The shark attack victim, who has become a Seiko ambassador, relives that fateful day in Sydney Harbour when he lost two limbs…
Get ready for Dustin Martin to appear on a billboard near you, draped in luxury watches…
That time David Beckham wore a blacked-out Rolex Sea-Dweller courtside, with a custom Tudor thrown in
Biver looks to 2021 and says that “most brands will have a V-shaped recovery” to the pandemic
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: In celebration of the people behind the Time+Tide scenes, including our proofreader Jeff
The 5 most interesting watches sighted on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Design a Seiko 5 Sports online with the Custom Watch Beatmaker, get lots of votes, and see it released by Seiko
VIDEO: My biggest 180 of 2020 is admitted in this video about the new Bulgari Bulgari Aluminium Collection…
“We thought the world needed a luxury Swatch watch.” Explosive Jean-Claude Biver interview tells the Hublot story like never before
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: Jean-Claude Biver tells the full Hublot story and WatchFest fires!
The “inexplicable insanity” that underscores the story of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: You need to know your ideal lug to lug size, or you’re doing watches wrong
LIST: 8 of Britain’s best watches, from 600 quid, to a quarter of a million. Keep calm and click on…
RECOMMENDED READING: Watchspotting on MasterChef Australia Season 11, in India?
Good morning, London! Time and Tide Watches opens first international office in the UK, to be run by former GQ Australia Editor, Mike Christensen
Why big men look “stunning” in small watches, starring the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, the ‘King’ Lebron James and Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet’s Michael Friedman and Eric Ku go deep on the history of the Royal Oak Concept while exploring two brand new releases
FRIDAY WIND DOWN: A Seiko you can buy for a good cause, a Longines Tuxedo, and our GPHG winners wish list
RECOMMENDED READING: 5 reasons why Patek Philippe is the most coveted watch brand in the world
VIDEO: A detailed tour of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 2020 releases with the CEO, Catherine Rénier
RECOMMENDED READING: Tom Hardy “all but locked in” to strap on Omega as the next James Bond, says GQ
The dream brief: “No deadline, no restrictions on budget, no pressure.” Eric Ku’s Audemars Piguet restoration will make you melt
RECOMMENDED READING: How Hermès got away from LVMH – and thrived
This hour-long Watch & Chill video about the Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 starring Eric Ku is essential viewing
11 classic ’80s watches that will give ’80s kids shocking flashbacks
The strong will get stronger, and the weak “will eventually disappear”, Jean-Claude Biver assesses the pandemic
8 watches that are affordable and still get the nod from watch snobs
This is the Rolex you can’t believe has just been discontinued (and these comments reveal how upset you are)
3 explosive quotes from emerging industry leader and Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin about Rolex, Baselworld and the future
Instagram macro photography sensation @Horomariobro joins us to explain his most popular posts, starting with Lang & Heyne
The Rolex that got away. The now discontinued rhodium Oyster Perpetual 39mm that I will never own…
This is not the watch you think it is… firstly, it’s from 5 years ago. Eric Ku tells the story of his Rolex ‘Shark’ Submariner…
Glashütte Original are having a breakout 2020, this video celebrates our favourite models
We filmed behind-the-scenes at Geneva Watch Days to show you what a watch fair is like in 2020 (it’s as weird as the year itself)
We made a tribute video to the baddest DOXA ever, which is about to sell out