Al­fredo Param­ico

GQ (Australia) - - WATCH -

This man has most watch nerds’ dream job. The sil­ver-haired Ital­ian spends his days track­ing down the best vin­tage pieces in the rarest con­fig­u­ra­tions, sell­ing them at the right time for eye-wa­ter­ing fig­ures well into the millions. Widely con­sid­ered one of the top watch buy­ers on the planet, we caught up with the 47-year-old, to find out what makes him tick.

Which brands do you fo­cus on? Aside from Patek Philippe and Rolex, I am in love with Longines. Few peo­ple know that be­tween 1930 and 1950, Longines pro­duced some of the best chrono­graph move­ments the Swiss watch in­dus­try has ever seen.

What is on your wrist right now? A stain­less steel Longines ‘13ZN’.

What should we look for when buy­ing a vin­tage watch? Qual­ity trumps all. Also, a watch in per­fect un­touched con­di­tion will al­ways be worth a mul­ti­ple of the same watch in fair con­di­tion.

Any tips for smart buys in 2016? Be on the look­out for rare stain­less steel chrono­graphs. Phillips auc­tion house is hav­ing a sale ded­i­cated to this theme in Geneva on May 14. Fol­low @Al­fre­doparam­ico on In­sta­gram

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