Radio Episode 29: Aldis Hodge
Here on HODINKEE Radio we’ve had visitors that are entertainers, we’ve had visitors that are watch gatherers, and we’ve had visitors that are watch architects and creators. In any case, we’ve never had a visitor who’s the entirety of the abovementioned. That changes right now.
Aldis Hodge is a beautiful unique person. Notwithstanding gathering watches, he has sketchbooks loaded with plan thoughts and specialized drawings of new developments he’s devising, and he’s additionally the overseer of one of the solitary rose motors in North America. This person is profound. The first occasion when we met was around two years back at the HODINKEE office. He’d come in for a little while during an outing to New York City and in the wake of getting the little visit we generally give guests, he plunked down with Jack and the two continued to discuss about Saunier’s nineteenth century composition on watchmaking for the majority of 60 minutes. For the record, that is not as a rule how visits to our office go.
We’ve known since dispatching HODINKEE Radio that we needed to reproduce a portion of that sorcery, and during the HODINKEE tenth Anniversary weekend in New York City we had the option to get it going. Only minutes after Jean-Claude Biver completed his totally epic chat on Saturday night ( which you can tune in to here ), we jumped in a vehicle, plunked down in the studio, and presented ourselves with some bourbon. In case you’re anticipating a cushioned discussion about watch gathering and Hollywood, you ought to reconsider.
With Aldis’ most recent film, What Men Want, hitting theaters one week from now, presently appeared to be an ideal chance to air this scene. It’s not normal for some other we’ve done previously and it’s one of my unsurpassed favorites.
We trust you appreciate Episode 29 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes underneath and let us understand your opinion in the comments.
When it comes to the watches he wears and gathers, Aldis’ preferences slant toward pieces from autonomous brands that hotshot intriguing watchmaking and completing methods. The Arnold & Son Golden Wheel that he wore to our chronicle fits this form consummately. The watch has a meandering hours complication that utilizes three straightforward plates to show the hours, checking out the minutes past the hour on an arced track at the highest point of the dial. The focal bum seconds make for some emotional movement around the dial, since different markers move moderately gradually. Jack expounded on this great free watch when it originally turned out in 2016, and you should look at his contemplations and photographs here for the full story.
H10 Livestream: A Conversation With Jean-Claude Biver
A Treatise on Modern Horology in Theory and Practice by Claudius Saunier
Watchmaking by George Daniels
The Practical Watch Escapement by George Daniels
Art of Breguet by George Daniels
H10 Livestream: The Independents
HODINKEE Radio with Jason Fried
The Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic COSC
HODINKEE Radio with Alton Brown
Gérald Genta Octo Bi-Retro
Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph
Joshua Shapiro, @engineturned
What Men Want
Destruction of Black Civilization
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Blasts in the Sky