Happenings: Michael Friedman, Historian For Audemars Piguet, To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York

Happenings: Michael Friedman, Historian For Audemars Piguet, To Lecture At The Horological Society Of New York

At the December meeting of the Horological Society of New York , Michael Friedman will investigate how watchmaking’s interlaced relationship with craftsmanship and innovation has been vital to its advancement during the previous 500 years. By inspecting key minutes during the 1500s, the mid 1600s, the mid 1800s, the Industrial Revolution, the mid twentieth century, the Quartz Era and the current day, Friedman will reveal insight concerning why mechanical watches keep on exciting gatherers and aficionados worldwide and why we are in a brilliant period of exceptionally inventive and imaginative watchmaking. 

Michael Friedman talking at the Horological Society of New York’s 150th Anniversary in March, 2016

About Michael Friedman

Michael L. Friedman is a set up horological master, appraiser, guardian, instructor, salesperson and maker. He is the Historian at Audemars Piguet . Michael’s broad profession in watches and checks started in 1996 at Willard House & Clock Museum where he filled in as colleague caretaker. In 1997, he joined The National Watch & Clock Museum as Curator where he co-created 15,000 square feet of display space dedicated to the historical backdrop of time estimation – from sundials to the nuclear clock. In 1999, Michael was named VP & Department Head of Watches for Christie’s in New York. In 2003 he established MLF Horology which gave specialist and guardian administrations to global gatherers, organizations and sale houses.

All HSNY addresses are free and open to people in general. Entryways open at 6:00 PM; address starts expeditiously at 7:00 PM. For more data, visit HSNY’s site .

Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00-9:00 PM

HSNY at the General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street, between fifth & sixth Avenues, New York, NY 10036

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