Wei Koh, founder of Revolution Magazine and The Rake, joins WatchBox for a special series during his quick trip to Philadelphia. While Wei was in the city of brotherly love, he dives deep with Tim Mosso into the culture of the city to share a unique perspective, and, of course, talk the watch talk.
In this special WatchBox x Revolution piece filmed in the renowned Barnes Foundation, Wei and Tim share their insight and perspective on the parallels between fine art and watches. The Barnes collection has 4000 pieces in the collection, including 900 paintings, and ranges from impressionist to post impressionist to modern art worth a total of $25 Billion. Wei and Tim provide insight on how art and realism were effected by photography thus democratizing reality. They draw parallels to the division of, and the affect on, the watch world created by the introduction of Quartz watches - also known as the democratization of accuracy. The question arises, how are watches going to be perceived in terms of their value through this innovation?
Wei and Tim show a variety of post-quartz watches that they believe defy the changes of the quartz era by appealing to the emotions including pieces from MB&F, FP Journe, Patek Philippe, and Greubel Forsey. Tune in to see the watch collection curated to perfection by Tim, and if anything, to see Tim Mosso and Wei Koh talk watches art. Enjoy on this Sunday and, as always, let us know what you think!