Historian, scholar, legend of the watch auction world, and unconfirmed holder of a crystal ball, Aurel Bacs is the Senior Consultant at Phillips Watches in Association with Bacs and Russo, and our esteemed guest on today’s episode of The Journe Report.
Aurel is quadrilingual, charismatic, and has stood behind the rostrum with perfect choreography for record-shattering sales the world over. He values authenticity – from the standpoint of a watch being a true mirror of its creator’s mind. He recognizes talent and creative genius – from Philippe Dufour to Kari Voutilainen, Denis Flageollet of De Bethune, and of course, François-Paul Journe. And he articulates the remarkable changes in the watch industry and the landscape of collectors over the last 25+ years from both logical and emotional perspectives.
In this informative and insightful conversation, George and Aurel explore the phenomenal rise in interest in independent watchmaking and the ‘Adam and Eve’ moments for F.P. Journe. They also discuss the unique set of all five F.P. Journe Souscription models that will be sold by Phillips in the fall. Tune into the episode and enjoy!