What happens when you get a Speedmaster for your 13th birthday? Right. A few decades later you are sorting out The Ultimate Speedmaster Exhibition together with your brother (and fellow gatherer) to commend the 1st commemoration of your vintage watch boutique.
Last Wednesday, the 28th of October, Roy and Sacha Davidoff ( a shop visit report can be found here ) held the Ultimate Speedmaster Exhibition in Geneva. Sadly, I had to drop my excursion a minute ago so I was unable to be there myself, however fortunately they made a point to mollify the agony a piece by making some fantastic pictures of the night and the watches. I met Roy during a watch career expo in Munich a year ago and not long after, I visited his vintage watch store in Geneva, that he runs together with his more youthful brother Sacha. Both were enthusiastic watch gatherers for quite a while and sooner or later they chose to do what they love best, become full time busy with vintage watches.
Their shop is stunning and unquestionably worth a visit when you are in Geneva. From extraordinarily uncommon watches to something reasonable for the beginning authority, yet always vintage. However, their concentration for this 1 year commemoration was on Speedmaster watches, hence the Ultimate Speedmaster Exhibition. Together with authors Grégoire Rossier and Anthony Marquié of the standard on Speedmasters, the Moonwatch Only book ( we reviewed it here for you ), they coordinated a wonderful night for customers, companions, press and Speedmaster collectors.
Their Speedmaster Exhibition in Geneve is hopefully setting new principles too. More than 40 Speedmaster watches in plain view, from the absolute first Speedmaster reference 2915 to restricted versions like the Racing dial models and the gold Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI from 1969 .
Most watches shown at the exhibition were quickly offered to gatherers, some even before the Ultimate Speedmaster Exhibition began. During the night, the Davidoff Brothers welcomed roughly 300 visitors. One welcomed visitor had to remain at home because of a wrecked schedule, me.
Well, regardless, kindly appreciate the photos below that Roy Davidoff provided and make a point to visit their shop, .
Many, many, a lot more photos of the occasion can be found .