Mike Christensen

European Editor

“Time is of the essence, and I like to tell it”

As watch stories go, Christensen’s is a modest one. There is no Rolex Oyster Perpetual or Omega Speedmaster passed down from the gnarled hands of a watchmaker grandfather. Instead, he came to watches properly while working for GQ magazine in Australia. It was here that he first crossed paths with Andrew and would consequently become au fait with Time+Tide. Indeed, at Baselworld and SIHH, Christensen would look on admirably as Andrew and his team would busy themselves around the halls, creating by far the best content from the fairs.

So when Christensen moved back to the UK and the pandemic struck, a lightbulb moment ensued whereby he and his quintessentially British accent could hoist up a flag and fly it for T+T in Europe. Et voilà, he has since helped open the T+T London office and the rest is recent horological history in the making.

First watch: TAG Heuer F1 from circa 1996. “I’ve always loved a grand prix.”Favourite watch: Girard Perregaux Laureato Infinity. Sporty by nature and aspires to be ruggedly elegant – just like me.”Finale watch: The Jacob and Co twin turbo furious baguette in rose gold with white diamonds and rubies. “Preposterously brilliant, complicated and thought provoking.”

Articles by Mike Christensen

WHO WORE IT BEST? Alexander Skarsgard vs Tom Brady and the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph
INTRODUCING: The Franck Muller x Bamford Watch Department Snoopy inspired Crazy Hours
WHO WORE IT BEST? Prince William vs Joe Biden battle it out with the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m
Anthony Joshua’s watch collection currently outweighs his boxing titles…
The Swatch x Peanuts collection unveils fun range of Snoopy and Charlie Brown watches
From Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Mark Wahlberg: 8 celebs wearing the hell out of a Rolex Rainbow Daytona
INTRODUCING: The Girard Perregaux Aston Martin Laureato Chronograph has a dial that dazzles
INTRODUCING: The Farer Cobb Pulsometer Monopusher is a colourful masterclass in dial construction
5 things to know about No Time To Die and James Bond’s future according to the Omega CEO
Surfing in Switzerland with the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic
HANDS ON – The Farer Segrave Monopusher Chronograph delivers a big eye with a colourful twist
“A big chunk of the industry is somewhat screwed.” An interview with Fears MD, Nicholas Bowman-Scargill
11 DAYS OF LONDONERS: The man we partnered with for our first watch releases, Sir George Bamford
Live video of 5 of the best watches from Geneva Watch Days, on the wrist