Stetz & Co recently published an interview with one of the foremost vintage watch aficionados on the planet, Mr Roni Madhvani.
Madhvani — or as he goes by on Instagram, @roni_m_29 — has a truly unbelievable collection of some of the rarest and most eccentric timepieces from the likes of Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Cartier. His Instagram page is the stuff of legend and, rather surprisingly, it’s one of the few watch ’gram pages that isn’t littered with steel sports watches.
No, Madhvani’s assemblage of watches all have two things in common: precious metal and unique case shapes. Whether it’s a Cartier Crash, Audemars Piguet “Disco Volante” or a Gilbert Albert-designed Patek Philippe, his Instagram feed is a veritable cornucopia of the strangest and most left-field watches out there.
And, rather interestingly, Madhvani admits that since his appearance on Hodinkee’s Talking Watches back in 2016, the main focus of his collecting has been mid-20th century Audemars Piguet, and the reason for this interest is mainly because of the “increasing unaffordability of vintage Patek”.
It’s a great interview, and if you’ve got the time, it’s definitely worth a read. Hit this link for the full interview.