Hodge could just as easily spend the rest of the day talking about tourbillons as he could about his Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures. We caught up with Hodge while he was in London to attend the first International Horology Forum hosted by Dubai Watch Week where he left quite an impression on attendees with his easy charm and knowledge of horology.
In its totality, watchmaking comprised art, architecture, science, and engineering in one space. Outside of that was Breguet, F. Journe, George Daniels and Roger W. So I started studying watchmaking.
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So studying horology became a necessity. It was not exciting.
And though a prefab movement may be well-made, it was always going to restrict my sense of de. So to do what I want to do with de, I would need to make my own movement. Hodge says it pointed him in the direction of his truth.
In a bid to gain more perspective, he started reaching out to people in the industry, among them was Robert Greubel — a watchmaker he truly idolized. I mean, this is Robert Gruebel, imagine sending a script to Steven Spielberg and he calls you back.
According to Hodge, Greubel urged him to develop his brand DNA and think years ahead, to envision how people would perceive his watch 20 years from now. After two years of re-de and re-development, Hodge presented a new prototype to Gruebel and was met with approval. Hodge — a subsidiary of Basil Time Piece, the distribution company he set up a few years ago. Breguet, George Daniels, F. I have been surprised by how kind and forthcoming some people have been.
Hodge is now trying to raise capital to get the ball rolling on the first production pieces. I just need the capital. My mother is the strongest person I know and then I have my brother and sister backing me. I have the benefit and privilege of being able to chase a dream.
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The 20th anniversary edition of the master watchmaker's celebrated model was sold at a Phillips auction in Geneva. Meet Aldis Hodge; Actor, Collector and Watchmaker He may have both feet planted firmly in Hollywood but the American actor is also a watch connoisseur with plans to launch his own haute horology brand.
By Nitin Nair. Hodge was a panelist at the Horology Forum in London.
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