The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 110: Talking Heritage with the CEO of Hamilton and Affordable Complications with the Technical Director of Frederique Constant

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.

Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla.

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.

Pim Koeslag, the Technical Director of Frederique Constant and Alpina, and the CEO of Ateliers deMonaco.

This week’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast is brought to you by Hamilton and their new Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50. Released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the production of the first automatic chronograph, the Chrono-Matic 50 is a sporty chronograph with a distinctive case and with tons of ‘70s flair. To learn more, be sure to visit

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Show Notes

Interview with Sylvain Dolla and Alfredo Bellaveglia

Interview with Pim Koeslag

Ilya is Worn & Wound's Managing Editor and Video Producer. He believes that when it comes to watches, quality, simplicity and functionality are king. This may very well explain his love for German and military-inspired watches. In addition to watches, Ilya brings an encyclopedic knowledge of leather, denim and all things related to menswear.