As HODINKEE features as one huge loosely-knit household (to one of the best of our capability), it is at all times nice to have a number of the prolonged fam within the workplace – particularly after they have enjoyable concepts for our designers. Enter eight-year-old Zahid Ali, who’s the son of Mo Ali (our Director of Product and Technique), however is probably going higher recognized for his love of LEGO, Daniel Ricciardo, Kobe Bryant – and his vibrant future most likely as your boss. Whereas touring the workplace, Zahid noticed the design staff engaged on an upcoming restricted version and it sparked an concept of extraordinarily crisp style. Zahid questioned, if Rolex used to make a so-called “Coke” GMT-Grasp II, and nonetheless makes a purple/blue “Pepsi” GMT, why no love for Sprite?
Like every good designer, Zahid backed up his concept with a sketch. Proven above, the sketch took the HODINKEE Slack by storm. Our designers ran with it and the end result is undoubtedly cool. I additionally somewhat love the title “Sprite” for a GMT-Grasp variant. Just like the soda of its inspiration, Zahid’s “Sprite” GMT is vibrant, enjoyable, and completely distinctive from its cola-based siblings.
Whereas we might by no means see a “Sprite” on Zahid’s wrist, we do love his imaginative and prescient of a world the place all nice sodas (not you, RC Cola) get some GMT-Grasp illustration. An enormous thanks so Zahid for the enjoyable concept and to our designer Ian for bringing it as near actuality as doable. Hit the feedback under to tell us what soda livery you’d prefer to see.