Q&A: Tommy talks watches


The newest Tommy Hilfiger Timepieces collection has arrived and we thought it was about time we sit down with Tommy and discussed his lifelong passion for collecting.

  • Dress Watch With Rose Gold Detail
  • Dress Watch With Blue Face
  • Ivory Sport Watch With Herringbone Face

YOUR FATHER WAS A WATCHMAKER. TELL US ABOUT SOME OF YOUR EARLIEST MEMORIES.
TH: I grew up learning about watches from my father. I was always fascinated with the mechanisms and rotors, and how all the small elements came together to make a watch tick.

DESCRIBE YOUR FIRST WATCH
My first watch was a classic Timex.

YOU HAVE BECOME A COLLECTOR OVER THE YEARS. WHAT IS IT ABOUT WATCHES THAT SPEAK TO YOU?
Watches hold a lot of special meaning for me, from childhood memories to celebrations and major milestones with my wife and children.

GREAT STYLE IS AN ART FORM, ONE THAT YOU EMBRACE AS A DESIGNER. IS THERE AN ART TO WEARING CLOTHING AND WATCHES WELL?
Watches give a polished, sophisticated finishing touch. For a casual daytime look, I like something with a brown or black leather strap; for evening events I prefer styles that are sleek with a gold or chrome finish.

  • Silver & Gold Bracelet Watch
  • Gold Bracelet Watch
  • Silver Sport Watch With Gold Detail

TELL US ABOUT THE NEW TOMMY HILFIGER TIMEPIECES COLLECTION. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT?
This season for all of our collections, we were reflecting on the 30-year heritage of the brand and playing with the established codes of American sportswear. For watches, that meant reimagining them with a modern athletic twist. The silicone strap models are particularly cool.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PIECE FROM THE LINE?
I’m continually drawn to our stainless steel styles, particularly those featuring a blue dial or bezel. That’s my go-to watch for every day.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT MAKE THIS COLLECTION SPECIAL?
Our brand has always been rooted in innovation, and we see every season as an opportunity to create products that will excite our consumers and exceed their expectations. Each watch design features elevated details that reflect our classic American cool DNA.


Tommy Hilfiger portrait by Craig McDean; watch images courtesy of Movado.

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