Season 4 Episode 08 – Roy Davidoff, Modern & Vintage watch expert and half of the Roy and Sacha duo.
The Rodolfo Rivas Project has always been about talking to interesting individuals and learning from their experiences. Since I am a lawyer working in International Trade, Intellectual Property, and Dispute Settlement, many of my guests work in these areas.
However, I’ve also featured filmmakers because film is a passion of mine, CEOs because I also dabble in entrepreneurship, and other professionals, with the idea of covering some of my interests. As this project grows, I look forward to including writers, scientists, athletes, politicians, and many other industry leaders.
Since I am based in Switzerland, and Swiss culture is closely linked to watches, I plan to talk to many individuals in the industry to learn more about the different facets of the industry.
The first of hopefully many guests in the watch world is none other than Mr. Roy Davidoff, a celebrity dealer in the watch community.
Roy and his brother are based in Geneva out of their shop in the Old Town. Roy has become a point of reference, and his shop is an essential stop for any watch enthusiast visiting Geneva before a necessary appointment.
Roy has worked in the industry for decades and made a name for himself as one of the foremost experts on the Omega Speedmaster. But since then, he has branched out into everything related to watches.
In our conversation, we covered how he got into watches, his views on the ever-changing industry, the Omega x Swatch Moonswatch collaboration, and if the balance of power in the watch industry can be altered. During my visit, I was a fly on the wall and saw with delight how he operates, and believe me when I say he is working 24x7.
Our conversation was a lot of fun, and if you don't know much about watches, you will learn a few things after this. I hope you enjoy it!
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About The Rodolfo Rivas Project:
Conversations with talented individuals (lawyers, diplomats, entrepreneurs, academics, filmmakers, etc.) in International Geneva and beyond. Currently in season 4, and going strong! Ranked in the top 10% of podcasts in the world.
Some of our guests include: Dr. Willy Mutunga (former Chief Justice Kenya), Dr. Chang-fa Lo (former Constitutional Court Justice), Dr. Grethel Aguilar (Acting DG of IUCN), Dr. Peter Van den Bossche (fmr. Chairman of the Appellate Body WTO), Jesus Seade (Undersecretary for North America Mexico's MFA), Amb. Angel Villalobos (Mexico to the WTO), Petros Mavoridis (Columbia Law School & CAS Arbitrator), Edward Kwakwa (Assistant DG at WIPO), Howard Stupp (two-time Pan American gold medalist & fmr. Director of Legal Affairs at IOC), David Zonana (filmmaker), Luke Lorentzen (filmmaker) and Andreas Koefoed (filmmaker).
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