Who is Newgate World ?

Newgate World creates modern fashion & lifestyle brands loved by creatives the World over.

Newgate World is a British company and portfolio of brands. Originating with the iconic clock brand Newgate Clocks in 1990, and new brands Newgate Watches, Londonetti Watches, Jones Clocks, Space Hotel Clocks and London Mole Eyewear in the years since.

Jim & Chloe Read founded and head Newgate World, with Jim a designer/artist and creator of products.

Newgate manufactures its products to strict standards with friends and partners in Hong Kong and China. They design, research and develop everything at their British office, warehouse and studios.

A British company through and through, Newgate is renowned for its oversized clocks and eye-catching decorative designs. Our clocks are more than just timepieces, they are statements—adding style and personality to the home.


Our design team use the latest technology and trends to produce a mix of impressive wall clocks, iconic alarm clocks, travel alarm clocks and mantel clocks unique to Newgate. These creations are heavily influenced by classic, vintage and retro design of the past. By adding a touch of modernism, the clocks are versatile, suiting both traditional- and contemporary-style homes. Each clock is thoughtfully designed, tested and produced to the very highest standards, ensuring a product that is truly unique and of the highest quality.


Jim and Chloe Read founded Newgate over 25 years ago and now sell millions of clocks to over 30 countries. Their passion for great design and objects of beauty and quality keeps the company evolving, offering unique designer clocks that cannot be found elsewhere.


Newgate was founded by Jim and Chloe Read. Jim dropped out of art school in his late teens and pretty much immediately set about making and designing his own products. He met Chloe very shortly after, and together they founded Newgate. They began by painting and framing artworks, and then incorporating clock movements into these decorative frames. Newgate is now a brand renowned for our iconic, design-led clocks and homewares. The Newgate watch brand was launched in 2015, with an aim to draw from Newgate’s extensive library of timepieces to form a comprehensive collection of unisex fashion watches, incorporating the same design DNA that Newgate homeware has become known for. As a British brand Newgate has been heavily influenced by its Great British design heritage, championing retro and vintage influences within our designs, whilst adding a touch of British eccentricity and a large dose of contemporary modernity to our collections.

Discover the full collection of iconic Newgate clocks, including modern wall clocks, classic mantel clocks and contemporary alarm clocks.

Designed in Britain, Newgate's classic and modern clock designs fuse form and function to create timeless pieces for your home.