On this episode of the Revolution Watch Podcast, our guest is Michael Friedman. A walking encyclopaedia, horological expert, museum curator and charming storyteller, Friedman’s current title is Head of Complications at Audemars Piguet, a role he stepped into since the beginning of this year. But his knowledge of watches does not start or end with AP. Friedman has worked extensively in watch and clock museums; he was the VP and Department Head of Watches for Christie’s New York in 1999, and had his own consultancy firm, providing services for collectors, auction houses and other establishments before he joined Audemars Piguet in 2013.

If you take the time to talk to him, he’ll tell you everything you want to know about watchmaking. He’ll also be able to tell you when humankind first discovered ways to measure the passing of time and talk at length about water clocks.

We’ve had many opportunities to speak with Friedman before, hour-long conversations that we’ve always found hard to distill into written articles, so we’re elated that we’ve managed to get him on the podcast so you can hear his stories in full.

Show Notes

(00:06) Introduction

(01:49) Our interview with Michael Friedman

(01:17:43) Talking Cartier with John Goldberger

(01:18:31) Patek Philippe ref. 3449

(01:18:47) Apollo 11 50th Anniversary celebration

(01:19:00) Reliving History with James Ragan

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