Time After Time

Time After Time

Want to spend a day with Tom Ford? In time for watch number two, Mr. Ford clocks in.

Want to spend a day with Tom Ford? In time for watch number two, Mr. Ford clocks in.

Photography: Daniel Clavero

Styling: Herin Choi

First came the 001, a simple yet sturdy kick-off to the Tom Ford watch collection. The follow-up timepiece, naturally dubbed 002, features a new, circular auto- matic dial and a virtually limitless range of case and strap combinations, from 38- or 34-millimeter 18k gold to hand-braided or pebbled grain leather. Embodying the unisex piece’s versatility and strength are fresh V faces Akiima and Roan, along with a few words from the watch’s always-on-time eponym, Tom Ford.

V Walk us through a day in your life.

TOM FORD I wake up every day around 5:00 am, and, like most, I check my emails. I make myself coffee, work out for about 45 minutes on the treadmill, followed by a bath, until my son Jack gets up. After I drop him off at school, I’ll go straight to the office. But I’m always sure to be home by 6:00 pm to [join him for] dinner and put him to bed. Then we either have friends over or go out for dinner. I’m in bed by 11:30.

V Do you find an awareness of time—in terms of time management or awareness of time passing—to be limiting or beneficial to your productivity?

TF I am and always have been aware of time, and of the finite time we have in life.

V Working in fashion, how do you live in the moment?

TF I live in the future. This is one of the tough things about fashion: We are always living a year in advance. I am working on the collections for 2020 now. This can make it hard to stay focused on the present and to live in the moment.

V Is there a certain era you wanted 002 to evoke?

TF I hope that it is an entirely contemporary watch. The function of the strap and the ease with which it can be switched is particularly modern. I find the simple and straightforward [to be] modern, as all of us lead such hectic lives. Devices have become so over- complicated that simplicity is often the new luxury.

V If you were to take an entire workday off tomorrow, what would you do with the free time?

TF Sleep!

UNDERWEAR TOM FORD (THROUGHOUT) ACCESSORIES TOM FORD 001 AND 002 TIMEPIECE COLLECTIONS (THROUGHOUT)[/caption]

UNDERWEAR TOM FORD (THROUGHOUT) ACCESSORIES TOM FORD 001 AND 002 TIMEPIECE COLLECTIONS (THROUGHOUT)[/caption]

Credits:
Makeup Allie Smith (Bridge Artist) Hair Erol Karadağ (The Industry Management) Models Akiima (IMG), Roan van Oort (DNA) Post production Francisco Varga Photo assistants Ian Hoogenboom, Annabel Snoxall Stylist assistant Cameron Williams Makeup assistants Misaki Ishihara, Maggie Mondanile Hair assistants Yukie Nammai, Jinn Mason

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