A Collected Man recently interviewed Daryn Schnipper, and if you don’t know who she is … you really should.
Schnipper has been working at Sotheby’s in New York since 1980, first as a watch expert, and now as Senior Vice President of the auction house and Chairman of the International Watch Division.
What’s more, Schnipper has been responsible for selling some truly amazing timepieces over the years, not least the Henry Graves Supercomplication pocket watch, which she has sold not once, but twice, for $11 million and $24 million respectively.
Schnipper also talks about how the horological landscape has changed so drastically in the last 40 years, and how the quartz crisis simultaneously almost killed the mechanical wristwatch industry, and in doing so, made wristwatches collectible for the first time.
Anyway, it’s definitely worth a read, and you can do so by clicking this link.