Michael Friedman has been named Horological Director of Antiquorum USA.

Auction house hires watch auction expert Michael Friedman.

Antiquorum, one of the world’s leading watch auctioneers has announced that Michael Friedman has been appointed horological director of Antiquorum USA.

Friedman is an internationally recognized expert in the field of horology and will oversee all U.S. auctions and private sales.


He joins the team at the auction house’s headquarters in New York, succeeding Charles Tearle who was named head of Antiquorum’s Asian division in August 2011.

Evan Zimmeran, president and chief executive of Antiquorum said: “We are delighted that Mr. Friedman has joined the Antiquorum team.

With his many years of experience and vast knowledge of the horological market, we look forward to building upon our past successes and further broadening our reach into the ever-expanding U.S. market.”

Friedman’s career in watches and clocks began in 1996 at the Willard House & Clock Museum where he held the position of assistant curator.

He has also worked as department head of watches a Christie’s New York and is founder of MLF Horology, a watch consultancy and curator service for collectors.

In the last half of 2011 Friendman served as a consultant to Sotheby’s watch department in New York.

Read more about Antiquorum’s recent auctions in our Hammer Time – The success of Watch Auctions article from our January issue.