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HODINKEE Radio Episode 65: Drake's Creative Director Michael Hill And Some Serious Horological Highlights

Radio Episode 65: Drake’s Creative Director Michael Hill And Some Serious Horological Highlights

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Way back in 2012, the absolute first HODINKEE coordinated effort of any sort was a bunch of restricted release ties roused by a couple of vintage Submariners, and they were made in association with London-based tie producer, haberdasher, and tailor, Drake’s. The brand’s inventive chief, Michael Hill, plainly experienced childhood in the business and is somebody I’m exceptionally glad to call quite a while companion. On a new excursion to New York City, we had him up to the workplace to plunk down for an on-mic discussion about everything from his way to deal with dressing and his fixation on brilliant Swatches to why he loves teaming up with other innovative individuals and the company’s transition to Savile Row. Michael and I generally have these discussions over a brew or two, however it’s genuinely uncommon to impart it to you all here.

Michael Hill, Drake’s imaginative director.

But before that, the current week’s scene begins with Ben, James, and me visiting about the absolute best stories to show up on HODINKEE recently. One that I realized I needed to get Ben’s feedback about was his Talking Watches with Reza Ali Rashidian . Reza has one of (if not the) best assortment of vintage plunge watches on the planet, with a specific spotlight on the Rolex Sea-Dweller. It was amazing for me to see a particularly engaged, conscientious assortment and an authority with such enthusiasm and information. Fortunately, Ben had some additional goodies to share as well. We likewise get into a triplet of unique Lange 1s that hit the bartering square (and why James adores the Lange 1 such a huge amount when all is said in done), the steel tourbillon that I can’t resist the urge to like, and more.

We trust you appreciate Episode 65 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes underneath and let us understand your opinion in the comments.

Wrist Check

While Michael is a conceded Swatch darling (and he’s even known to part with Swatches directly off his wrist now and again), he’s additionally a devotee of mechanical watches. He alludes to this exquisite 1970s Tudor “Snowflake” Submariner as his “more genuine” watch, and it’s a genuine shocker. The blue dial and bezel are blurred to a completely even, marginally fine shade of blue and mounted on a naval force nylon NATO it’s really hard to contend with. Notice that the date wheel is roulette style, with red numerals on the even days. Michael likes dressing this watch all over, playing with differentiation to accomplish his own look. By and by, I think it looks executioner with this chambray shirt and stout sweater, yet he’s not reluctant to wear it with a cotton or wool suit too.

Show Notes

2:22
Talking Watches With Reza Ali Rashidian

3:10
A Journey Into The Deep

6:00
H10 Livestream: The Why Of Dive Watches

7:20
Talking Watches With John Mayer, Part 2

8:30
Three Of The Best Lange 1s Ever Made Are Up For Sale, And Not At One Of The Big Four Auction Houses

11:20
HODINKEE Radio: The 10 Most Influential Modern Watches

14:10
What Google’s Fitbit Acquisition Means For Smartwatches

23:05
Mi Band 4

24:02
The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon

31:30
The Drake’s For HODINKEE Limited Edition Tie Collection

46:06
Drake’s x Aimé Leon Dore

1:04:18
Drake’s Unicorn Pocket Square

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