Podcast: Geneva Watch Auction Preview

Significant Lots

  
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Welcome to the first episode of Significant Lots: A Watch Collector Roundtable. This will be a new weekly podcast featuring a roundtable of 4 watch collectors, along with the occasional guest. 

We’ll take a “collector’s perspective” on topics in watches, sharing our hot takes on modern moves and releases to coverage of the vintage market, auctions, and everything in between.

Every week you’ll hear from me, Tony. I write a newsletter about watches called Rescapement, as well as contributing to publications like A Collected Man and Hodinkee

More importantly, you’ll hear from Eric Wind, owner of Wind Vintage and an all-around expert on all things vintage. Eric is a former VP, Senior Specialist in Watches at Christie’s, and before that, he was a contributor to Hodinkee

Along with Eric is Gabriel Bedanor, a prolific collector of modern, independent, and vintage watches based in New York.

Finally, there’s Charlie Dunne, aka books_on_time on Instagram, one of the most passionate lovers and learners of watches around, who also contributes to publications like Revolution and Collectability.

Honestly, the initial idea for this podcast came about as we wanted to have fun, honest conversations about the auction season, so that’s what this episode is all about. We take a look at all of the upcoming auctions in Geneva, the brands and lots we’re excited about, and even make a prediction or two. We hope you enjoy it, and let us know what you’d like to see from the podcast!

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Show Notes

4:30: Hodinkee Watch of the Week: Why I Still Love My Junghans Max Bill

7:00: F.P. Journe “Souscription,” sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong for ~$2m

8:45: Ming x Massena Lab at Phillips: Ref. 17.09 Honeytrap and Bumblebee

9:00: Grand Seiko at Phillips: SBGD202 and 44GS

29:10: Auction Watch: Treasures From the Samsung Collection

41:40: Urwerk UR-102

45:05: Ulysse Nardin Freak Prototype No. 1

47:24: AP Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

50:00: Only Watch Picks: Akrivia Chronometre Contemporain II, Patek Philippe Desk Clock, Romain Gauthier, AP Royal Oak

Pardon our background noise as we worked out the kinks in this first episode; we hope you’re able to look past our issues (and cat meows) and enjoy the conversation.