We have a great twofer this week. In the first half of the episode, I and Worn & Wound Associate Editor Zach Kazan sit down with Hamilton’s CEO Sylvain Dolla and Hamilton’s Head of Product Alfredo Bellaveglia. The conversation was recorded right before Hamilton launched their collaboration with Schott, so we discuss that project, but we also cover some of this year’s other hits, among them the Pilot Pioneer Mechanical and the Chrono-Matic 50. We also pick Alfredo’s brain about how Hamilton approaches design, and if he ever get’s bored of the prevailing neo-vintage trend. One small note about this interview: we recorded it at the busy Freehand hotel here in NYC, so you’re going to hear some background noise throughout the conversation.
In the second half of the episode, Zach Weiss and Blake Malin sit down with Pim Koeslag, the Technical Director of Frederique Constant and Alpina, and the CEO of Ateliers deMonaco. They discuss Frederique Constant’s unique approach to high-end complications, how they’re able to achieve such an aggressive price point with their Perpetual Calendar, and a whole lot more.