D.C. Hannay

D.C. Hannay

Staff Writer

“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a watch collector”

D.C. Hannay is a writer, producer, voiceover artist, copywriter, and musician from New York, writing professionally for over 20 years. He’s been fascinated with watches his entire life, beginning with his father’s 1970 Breitling Navitimer, and will always have a soft spot for anything Casio.

First watch: a blue-dialled Timex Mercury – “It led a rough life, but the candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long.”

Favourite watch: Breitling Navitimer 806 – “The first watch that really captivated me, and the one that informed my tastes ever since.”

Finale watch: Zenith El Primero G582 in 18k yellow gold – “Such an epic piece, but way under most peoples’ radar. It has the whole John Player Special thing for days. And there’s a reason Rolex used the El Primero movement in the Daytona”

Articles by D.C. Hannay

Travel in style with the jetsetting echo/neutra Cortina 1956 Chrono GMT
Eastern connection: a conversation with author and super-collector Aashdin K. Billimoria
The Bastardo abides: the transgressive tastes of Phil Toledano, and the Toledano & Chan B/1
Every Alpina release at Watches and Wonders 2024
Every new Frederique Constant from Watches & Wonders 2024
The Ulysse Nardin Freak S Nomad is high-tech, sci-fi, and steampunk – all at the same time
The Chopard Alpine Eagle 41 XP TT is the slimmest-ever Alpine Eagle
Tacos and timepieces with Mitch Greenblatt, and the most leftfield vintage watch collection you’ve ever seen
Bulova’s Oceanographer Devil Diver GMT brings travel-ready utility to a fiendish retro classic
Is the future of neo-vintage collecting luxury quartz?
Big watch brands are among the ‘quiet luxury’ stocks moving into investor’s portfolios
Crimes against typography: adventures in watch design with Matt Smith-Johnson
I bought a ceramic fashion watch so you don’t have to
Bulgari present outfit the Octo Finissimo in luxe gold and Tuscan Copper
5 microbrands that get design right
Why Zodiac is the brand that won 2023
The three watches D.C. wore most in 2023 – Omega, Casio, Serica
Pure Evel – The REC TTT Knievel is a striking tribute to the King of the Daredevils
Every watch is a tool watch
The Echo/neutra Cortina 1956 GMT brings true Italian flair to a jetset piece
The Frederique Constant Power Reserve Big Date sports the brand’s 31st in-house calibre
The Riviera 39 is Baume & Mercier’s mid-size champion
Move over, CasiOak, G-Shock has its next hype piece
The Hublot Big Bang Golf Sky Blue Carbon proves it’s all in the wrist
10 of D.C.’s favourites from Windup New York 2023
The many facets of the Hublot Chronograph Orlinski Titanium
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moon brings the cool in a deep, jazzy blue
The Hanhart Primus Fly Navy brings back articulating lugs and imposing dimensions
The future of luxury watch marketing is 3D
Recycle your broken watch for free, while getting cash off a new Timex
Letting go of a grail: Why I am selling my near-perfect Omega Speedmaster
I’ve found the perfect watch, but it’s gigantic
The O-Boy Satellite Rescue can save your hide anywhere in the world
TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Night Driver
5 of the best analogue watches for kids
The Alpina Alpiner Heritage Carrée Automatic 140 Years brings back classic contours in a modern package