Conversations with engaging and knowledgeable experts on Patek Philippe and the world of watches.
Interview with Christian Lass, independent watchmaker and former Master watchmaker at the Patek Philippe Museum
Carlos Torres interviews independent Danish watchmaker Christian Lass who spent a decade as Master watchmaker at the Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva. Inspired to become a watchmaker by reading 'Watchmaking' by George Daniels, Lass apprenticed with Søren Anderson after watchmaking school, and then Vianney Halter who taught him how to make a watch from scratch. It was through his friend Philippe Dufour that he heard about a rare opening at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. During his time with Patek Philippe, he had the privilege to work on legendary timepieces such as the ref. 2499 and the Graves Supercomplication. After returning to his native Denmark, Christian Lass made his dream come true and started his own watchmaking company.
Interview with vintage watch expert, dealer and former auction specialist Eric Wind
Discover the inner workings of the watch auction industry with this unedited and unforgettable discussion between John Reardon and Eric Wind who recall the ups and downs of their own experience working at auction houses and offer listeners an inside peek behind the rostrum.
Interview with Davide Parmegiani the super dealer of vintage watches
Known within collecting circles as 'The Big Boss', Davide Parmegiani has brought and sold the most important and valuable Patek Philippe watches since he became a dealer in the 1980s. To put this into perspective, each one of the known Patek Philippe steel ref. 1518 watches has been through his hands! In 2019, his career expanded further when he became co-chair of Monaco Legend Auctions. In this candid interview, John Reardon discusses the past, present and future of collecting watches.
Interview with Patekholic founder Jasem Al Zeraei
Jasem runs the number one Patek Philippe fan page on Instagram which he founded in 2015. Known as brutally honest, fearless and occasionally controversial, Jasem has established himself as a global opinion-shaper, market-predictor and Patek-obsessed collector. In addition to @patekaholic, Jasem has launched @patekonomics and patekaholic.com in his quest to share his passion for all things Patek Philippe, and occasionally other fine watches. In this conversation with John Reardon, Jasem is given free-range to candidly discuss his feelings on the current Patek Philippe market, and where he sees the collectors market developing in the future.
Interview with René Beyer the eighth generation of Beyer Chronometrie, the oldest watch retailer in the world.
Beyer Chronometrie holds the unique position as Patek Philippe's longest retailer relationship in the world having sold its watches since the 1840s. René Beyer has personally worked with four generations of the Stern family who owns Patek Philippe, and regards the current president, Thierry Stern as a brother. In this interview with Carlos Torres, René discusses his family's unique relationship with Patek Philippe, and how Beyer has developed its own world class museum and restoration and repair center.
Interview with legendary watch expert and auctioneer Aurel Bacs
Widely recognized as a market maker and one of the most influential leaders in the watch industry, Aurel Bacs is Senior Consultant at Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo. In a candid and engaging conversation with John Reardon, Aurel discusses his acclaimed career at the leading auction houses and his predictions for the future of vintage Patek Philippe watches.
Hooked on Horology
Looking to consume all things horological, and this was the perfect addition. From the minute repeater intro, to the very end, I’ve been hooked on every episode. Very well done.
Great content, John is the ultimate Patek Nerd - compliment, but he is approachable and his content has great entertainment and educational content - I learned something from all the interviews, and instigated for searching for me afterwards. Hopefully the series become weekly soon. Cheers
Brilliant Content on Patek Philippe
Collectability is a fantastic platform for all things Patek Philippe related. John Reardon is not only incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about the history, but he is extremely generous in sharing his knowledge. Very excited to hear more from Carlos, as he is a wealth of knowledge and seems to be curating a brilliant watch podcast.