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Talking Watches: With Ahmed Rahman

Talking Watches: With Ahmed Rahman

If ever you needed to understand what the most fascinating chronographs of the advanced period are, and numerous individuals do, Ahmed’s assortment may give a few answers. Ahmed’s no highbrow snot with regards to chronographs however, and his come in various shapes and sizes. They’re produced by different watch companies with dissimilar narratives, and once in a while they include different complications also. Every one gives a preview of the complication’s most fascinating ongoing turns of events however, and it’s this sort of wide-point/full scale disposition that portrays Ahmed’s collecting.

Ahmed’s inclinations don’t end at observes however. He’s energetic about workmanship and style also, and from the slice of his lapels to the mixed drink sleeves that mostly hide his watches, there’s a sure easygoing polish about him. In every one of the non-chronograph pieces you see here, you’ll discover in excess of a trace of that too. Today we are excited to introduce the authority HODINKEE Talking Watches with Mr. Ahmed Rahman.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980/1A

The Nautilus 5980 is a ton of things. From one perspective, it addresses quite possibly the main purges of the first Nautilus plan. It’s greater, bolder, and a lot pricier than your standard three-hand Nautilus. On the other, it highlights one of the best in-house self-twisting chronographs of the previous decade. That is all. Also, the co-pivotal hour long and 12-hour counters at six o’clock assist it with keeping up that spotless Nautilus look notwithstanding the knock in functionality.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Squelette

Ahmed’s number one thing about the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is that it’s a skeleton ceaseless schedule that he can cheerfully take for a dip. And keeping in mind that that isn’t the reason he bought it (nor the explanation you ought to) it doesn’t hurt its allure. Ahmed’s model is strong platinum (case and arm band), and it includes a customized rotor with his initials – a choice offered by Audemars Piguet which many don’t think about. This is probably as bad-to-the-bone as possible get.

A. Lange & Söhne Datograph

Much has been said on this site about the Datograph, virtually every last bit of it certain. Also, Ahmed ends up concurring with us. Of the multitude of current chronographs he claims, and he possesses many, he says this one is the absolute best. Note, this is the first Datograph, not the later Up/Down, so it includes a more modest however thicker 39mm platinum case.


Richard Mille RM035 ‘Baby Nadal’

The Baby Nadal isn’t a watch you’d hope to see sitting between a vintage Daytona ref. 6263 and a Patek Phillipe ref. 5070P. But then, there it is. It has the high ground on both those watches with regards to delicacy and contemporary plan, and it’s one that you need to get in your own two hands to appropriately appreciate. The RM035 Baby Nadal is an extravagance watch, presumably, however it’s hard not to adore it.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time

Ahmed voyages a ton. Also, usually, this is his picked partner in crime. It’s not difficult to wear, causes next to no to notice itself, and can take a couple of knocks to a great extent. Goodness, and this present one’s co-endorsed by Tiffany & Co. much the same as John Mayer’s .

Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263

Ahmed doesn’t zero in on gathering vintage watches, and that says a lot of the Daytona ref. 6263 in his assortment. It’s a demonstration of the watch’s verifiable significance and long haul collectibility. I’m certain it will not shock you to discover that Ahmed additionally claims the new tempered steel Daytona with fired bezel, a fitting accomplice for this more seasoned favorite.

Cartier Tortue Monopusher CPCP

The Tortue Monopusher has been delivered in exceptionally restricted numbers since its presentation via Cartier in 1998. Part of the Collection Privée, it’s an incredibly, troublesome watch to get straightforwardly from Cartier. The state of the case and plan of the dial are quintessentially Cartier, however what makes this watch significantly more energizing is the development, a monopusher chronograph planned by three of the best living watchmakers, Francois-Paul Journe, Denis Flageollet and Vianney Halter.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Tribute To 1931 ‘Magritte’

The issue with Reversos is that there are so numerous to browse. Notwithstanding, the choice was simple for Ahmed, who says that as a major aficionado of René Magritte he needed to have this extraordinary release. Part of the Tribute to 1931 assortment, it’s an uncommon and enchanting talking piece. Just five like this were made in white gold. Bits of gossip about future Magritte restricted releases aren’t harming the collectibility of this first piece either.

Patek Philippe 5970G Salmon Dial

This one’s somewhat unique. Ahmed put in the request for his 5970G with a unique salmon dial in the late spring of 2015, following Patek Philippe’s London Exhibition, where it was startlingly introduced to gatherers. It denotes the arrival of a symbol, and is, unmistakably, the crown gem in Ahmed’s collection.

IWC Portuguese Rattrapante Chronograph

When a straightforward chronograph simply doesn’t cut it, Ahmed goes to this split-seconds chronograph from IWC. Reference 3712 is a faction IWC watch in spite of it being exceptionally not normal for IWC in various manners. It’s plain, it’s straightforward, yet it turns out to be controlled by an exceptionally cool development planned in 1992 by Richard Habring (before he went on to establish Habring2).

IWC Ceramic Fliegerchronograph Ref. 3705

Casual as it might appear, considerably more so when it is introduced as a component of this specific assortment, the ref. 3705 is really one of the most extraordinary and most fascinating current pilot’s watches. Ceramic was as yet a generally new material when the Fliegerchronograph was delivered, and this is really the main ever artistic chronograph. It has matured very well to be sure and is simply a particularly enchanting watch from top to bottom.

Breguet Tourbillon Ref. 5357 Tourbillon

Ahmed’s affection for chronographs is self-evident, however it’s by all account not the only complication he appreciates. The tourbillon is another of Ahmed’s top choices, and Breguet is an ideal decision here.


Abraham-Louis Breguet’s development advanced into Breguet wristwatches very late, during the 1980s, however it is indeed viewed as Breguet’s claim to fame, commonly becoming the point of convergence of the company’s top of the line models, for example, this 40mm platinum reference.