Meet Aurel Bacs, the Man Who Sparked the Vintage Watch Boom

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Meet Aurel Bacs, the Man Who Sparked the Vintage Watch Boom

Post by Artman » Mon May 20, 2019 9:20 pm

Why are classic timepieces suddenly more sought-after, more Instagrammed, and more valuable than ever before? The answer has a lot to do with auctioneer extraordinaire Aurel Bacs.

BY CAM WOLF, http://www.gq.com

The watch that Aurel Bacs is tenderly holding—like some precious endangered species—is ruined. Well, technically. The once crisp and pristine black sub-dials that arch along the bottom of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona are now the color of a dirty old penny, the result of years of exposure to the sun. The watch is ancient, tarnished, decayed. But Bacs is rapturous.

https://www.gq.com/story/aurel-bacs-vin ... h-auction/
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