Thursday, May 08, 2014

It's About Time Podcast with Amit Dev Handa

It's About Time Podcast

with Amit Dev Handa

Back in June 2013 Amit Dev Handa, who is one of the worlds leading horology experts and watch collection consultants interviewed me for his, "It's About Time" podcast, and we had a great conversation. Amit just published the podcast and you can listen to it below or on his website. You can also download the podcast from iTunes.

Amit Dev Handa is the Luxury Timepiece Concierge for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas, and he also publishes a website and blog named It's About Time

In the podcast we spoke about how cool it would be if Rolex partnered with Panerai to make Reference 6154 models again, with 8MM Brevet Crowns, or maybe even Rolex would bring back the Rolex Reference 6154? Below is an ultra-rare 47mm Reference 6154, which was made in 1954. 

In the photo below, we see the Rolex made 47MM Reference 6154 with a Panerai sandwich dial that was also made in 1954. It's dial began its life in black, like the Rolex watch pictured above, but over time the Radium on the five-minute markers and hands bleached the dial down to a beautiful blond color. In my opinion the Rolex made Reference 6154 models are some of the most beautiful tool/sport watches ever made, and I hope both Panerai and Rolex have the wisdom to bring these stunningly timeless masterpieces back to life!