Anish Bhatt of WatchAnish: I see my watch as art
For many, the world’s largest watch fair that took place last month, Baselworld is the annual highlight in their work calendar. For a lucky few however, it is not only the highlight in their work calendar, but their social calendar too. I can think of no better ambassador of those lucky few than Anish Bhatt, founder of the blog Watch-Anish.com and world-renowned Instagram page WatchAnish.
Anish has turned his passion for collecting watches into a successful multinational business that now affords him the luxury of travelling all over the world attending new watch launches and press events. He has become a leading authority within what was previously a conservative and fairly closed fine watches industry and is inspiring a new generation of enthusiasts through his millions of followers across the globe.
I caught up with the highly charismatic 34-year-old to talk about his unique sense of style, the luxury watch market and why there’s nothing wrong with people buying a Ferrari because of the status it gives them.
Watch the full interview here
Our favourite Anish quotes from the interview
“I lit a cigar from the exhaust of an [Lamborghini] Aventador”.
“I didn’t want it to be like a vanity project… I didn’t want it to be just about me”.
“[in reference to his wife] I have more clothes than her. I have more shoes than her. I have more bags than her”.
“If I want to tell the time, I look at my phone”.
“[in reference to his watch] I see it more as a piece of mechanical art”.
“People want to celebrate the success they have and with fashion its very much the same”.
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