Weekend Reading: John Reardon Interviews Dr. Peter Friess, The Curator Of The Patek Philippe Museum (The Most Important Collection Of Timepieces On Earth)
With a CV that contains the names Smithsonian and Getty, it is nothing unexpected that Friess was chosen to deal with the Stern’s most valued belongings, however in this meeting with our old companion and previous HODINKEE giver John Reardon, we learn significantly more about the man behind the assortment (like, for example, did you realize he once assisted Steve Jobs with dismantling a watch?) and the actual assortment (did you realize the absolute first unending schedule at any point created for a compact watch was as of late added? It was, a Thomas Mudge from 1762, which was on the square at Sotheby’s last July, and hammered for £62,500 ).
Patek Philippe deck chronometer, granted a Bulletin de Première Classe (five star rating) at the Geneva Observatory in 1908. Patek Philippe Museum.
Though the Museum as you would envision has a fantastic assortment of Patek watches and timekeepers, Dr. Friess clarifies in the meeting that truth be told, the a lot of its assets go to building up its unbelievable scope of European watches and clocks from the period pre-dating the establishing of Patek.
Quarter repeater tolling on four chimes, Chauvel of London, 1730. Patek Philippe Museum.
This is a profoundly pleasant perused and a fascinating look inside the most mind blowing assortment of watches on earth. Peruse it here , and in case you’re intrigued investigate our visit to the Museum back in late 2014 (and check whether you can detect the Patek Philippe tourbillon once worn as an individual watch by Patek’s Philippe Stern ).