Nothing reflects status and personality like a watch. Owning a classic timepiece like a Rolex or Rado is the epitome of sophistication and luxury, and a great watch reflects the inspiration and character of its designer. We recently caught up with Designer Vine Tome, founder of Vincénzö Collection, to understand the nuances behind designing exclusive watches. Born in Royal Oak, MI, Vince now resides in Florida, where he runs his fashion and accessories company, the Vincénzö Collection.
IM: Hello, Vince, what inspires you to create exclusive designer watches?
Vince: I curate a collection specifically for entrepreneurs, influencers, athletes, and other power players. This pushes us to offer cutting edge designs with a modern and minimalist flair. It’s about crafting a no-nonsense look. While the collection includes items ranging from T-shirts to smart wallets, watches are always a best seller.
IM: Why do you have a special focus on watches?
Vince: A watch is the final piece of a great look. You should never leave the house without one. I take my designs very seriously. Designing an exclusive watch is an art form that cannot be mass-produced. Maintaining the idea that watches are often the defining part of anyone’s look, I focus on styles that convey a simple intricacy lending to a powerful statement.
IM: What are the key things to consider while designing watches?
Vince: I derive motivation from delivering exceptional quality pieces for those who aren’t afraid to chase the lifestyle of their dreams. When you are designing a watch, you have to design it with the wearer in mind. Are they powerful? Do they hold influence? You want to reflect that. That is what makes watch design such a rare art form. Not a lot of people can successfully do that.