In the first of a series of regular videos, Time+Tide founder Andrew McUtchen meets world-renowned pastry chef Pierrick Boyer in his patisserie bright and early one Melbourne morning.
We knew a little bit about Pierrick Boyer when we asked him to be in the first ever Time+Tide video. We knew he liked Panerai. We knew he liked Instagram. We knew he liked posting shots of Panerai watches on Instagram. And, we had a hunch he had something to do with desserts. Because precisely 85% of his photos have curly bits of chocolate in them.
In other words, we knew about as much about him as you do if you’re one of his 45k fans. So, there was plenty of room for surprises when we asked him to have us over – plus a film crew, how intimate – and show us through his watch collection, tell a few watch stories and let us in on his other great loves. We talked geeky off camera about the rare pieces, the prices and the details (like the engraving on the rotor of the Bronzo, the superb domed glass of the Fiddy) but we spared you that. For another day.
The thing is, we wanted to keep this short and, to put it gently, it all got a little bit crazy. And we couldn’t leave any of the craziness out. What happened? You’ll have to watch for yourself. But let’s just say it was sweet and scary. Like that psychedelic boat-ride bit in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Like a cocktail that’s on fire. Enough talk, read these, then watch the video. NB: It all gets very real at about 5:40 if you’re time poor. Special thanks to Pierrick Boyer, Le Petit Gateaux and the smooth operators at Nice Bike who produced the video.