Radio Episode 111: Phillips’ Arthur Touchot & Some Hot Vintage Tips
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This week, you’re getting an oldie but a goodie: previous HODINKEE supervisor and current subject matter expert and head of computerized at Phillips Watches, Arthur Touchot. Those of you who have been long-lasting HODINKEE perusers will no uncertainty recall Arthur’s name, just as a portion of his benchmark HODINKEE stories ( this Speedmaster audit sound familiar? ). Since showing up at Phillips in 2017, Arthur has driven the closeout house’s endeavors to match their mind boggling sell off contributions with excellent narrating to more readily share the stories behind the pieces in their catalogs.
In expansion to discussing how his news-casting foundation places him in an extraordinary spot in the sale world, Arthur and I additionally talk about how he approaches making content at Phillips, a portion of his number one minutes since joining the group over yonder, and, obviously, what’s coming up at the current year’s enormous November barters in Geneva. There are two deals happening in the not so distant future – “Retrospective: 2000-2020” and “Geneva Watch Auction: XII” – and we do a touch of burrowing through the indexes as well. Nerding out about watches with a previous partner? I just couldn’t help myself.
But before we get into the primary meeting, I have a touch of something exceptional for you. At the point when I need vintage watch guidance, I go to my associates Saori Omura and Brandon Frazin, who head up the vintage division of the HODINKEE Shop. Regardless of whether it’s assessing a dial or explaining some chronicled goody, they’re my go-to asset. I figured it was time that we share the affection a piece, so Saori and Brandon went along with me on-mic to share their top tips for individuals hoping to mess around with vintage watches. They likewise give a little see of what’s dropping in the Shop not long from now as an additional bonus.
We trust you appreciate Episode 111 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes beneath, and let us understand your opinion in the comments.
I mean…nothing to contend with here. The dark on-white-dialed Rolex Daytona is irrefutably perhaps the most mainstream and discussed watches of the most recent decade, if not the by and large taker of those crowns all alone. A telling aspect regarding this piece however is that it’s not simply a hit with the “I need something cool and conspicuous” swarm – smart authorities, vintage fans, and the kinds of individuals who have possessed all that all concur that this watch is a champion. Arthur bought his to commend his wedding and still wears it more than some other piece in his collection.
(5:00) H Shop – Vintage Watches
(28:00) The Geneva Watch Auction: XII
(33:00) In-Depth: The Sale Of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona, The Most Expensive Wristwatch Ever
(34:00) The Oris Aquis Date Caliber 400
(35:00) The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE
(37:30) Retrospective: 2000 – 2020
(46:00) HODINKEE Radio: Episode 109: Watch Vlogger Jenni Elle
(48:00) A Moment in Time: Watchmaking toward the Start of the 21st Century (Film)
(1:00:00) The Harry Winston Opus Eleven: An Early Contender For The Best Of Basel 2011
(1:07:00) Introducing: The Laurent Ferrier Traveler Limited Edition For HODINKEE
(1:07:30) Introducing: The Grönefeld 1941 Remontoire Limited Edition For HODINKEE