It’s magazine time! You thought a global pandemic was going to keep us from producing this thing? Not a chance. It’s hard to believe that we’re already up to Volume 6, but here it is, ready for you all to enjoy. Travel might be restricted for most of us these days, but Volume 6 offers plenty of opportunities to explore disparate corners of the world from the comfort of your favorite armchair, coffee or whiskey in-hand.
Each volume of the HODINKEE Magazine takes on a unique character, and this one is no different. Volume 6 balances in-depth, first-person storytelling about watches, vintage tube radios, and unique sports cars with incredible photography that transports you to places like Tokyo, Denmark, Greenland, and Los Angeles. This volume has both breadth and depth in spades; it’s a volume that’s just as comfortable looking at how a watch brand can help protect the planet as it is diving deep into the latest mechanical innovations hidden beneath a watch dial. Volume 6 feels like a perfect embodiment of what the HODINKEE Magazine is all about.
I won’t spoil all of the surprises that lie inside, but the table of contents is truly something to behold. Yu Sekiguchi, the editor-in-chief of HODINKEE Japan, shares his favorite Tokyo coffee shops, vintage stores, and more; Cole Pennington meets the world’s most dedicated collector of Bang & Olufsen tube radios; and James Stacey offers up both a deep-dive into Rolex’s Perpetual Planet program, showing what a watch brand can do beyond making watches, and a detailed analysis of a trio of top-tier perpetual calendars that break the mold. Jack Forster tells the story of a unique Alfa Romeo with a Bertone body that he lovingly calls, “one of the most breathtaking cars of all time,” and I get nerdy about the iconic TAG Heuer Carrera in the latest “Reference Points” installment.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Ben’s profile of LA-based artist Wes Lang, whose punk rock aesthetic provides a perfect backdrop for his serious love of horology that includes the likes of Akrivia, Credor, Grand Seiko, Patek Philippe, and more. He shares stories about the watch he found in a train station as a kid that kicked off his lifelong passion, the Swatch that accompanied him through his formative years, and the ways that watches have influenced his practice as an artist too. It’s utterly compelling, and the photographs from Pete Halvorsen take things to another level entirely.
Also, Cara Barrett produced an incredible photoshoot with seven accomplished women from different fields – including a chef, a journalist, supermodel Helena Christensen, and more – with each of them pairing expressive fashion with some of the year’s most exciting watches. It was shot by the incredible Kat Irlin, and it brings a totally new flavor to the HODINKEE Magazine. It’s flat-out awesome.
We’ll be launching a special digital feature based on one of these magazine stories soon, but you’ll just have to stick around to see what it is. For now, check out our online hub for the HODINKEE Magazine to see features from past issues.
How To Get It
Buying the HODINKEE Magazine, Volume 6, is easy and convenient. Individual copies are available today from the HODINKEE Shop for $ 38 per copy, which includes worldwide international shipping. Once worldwide travel begins to open up and airport lounges and hotels become destinations once again, the HODINKEE Magazine will be available at Centurion Lounges from American Express, in-room at select Ritz Carlton, Andaz, and Park Hyatt properties, and in private jet terminal lounges across North America, as usual. We’ve also partnered with some of our favorite retail shops around the world and you can click here to find a store near you.
Subscriptions & Pricing
If you would like to act early and secure your copy of the HODINKEE Magazine Volume 7, which is expected to come out in November 2020, you can take advantage of a magazine subscription, which offers early access to the HODINKEE Magazine at a discounted rate of $ 32, including complimentary worldwide shipping. If you would like a copy of the HODINKEE Magazine Volume 6, which we are launching today, please purchase an a la carte copy.
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