While his company is still relatively new, Eric Wind of Wind Vintage touts over a decade of expertise in fine timepieces, and his extensive experience advising top vintage watch collectors around the world has garnered him a number of enviable accolades. Beginning in 2010, Eric served as a freelance contributor to influential editorial and e-commerce site, HODINKEE, where he wrote about the nuances and histories of watches and their owners. With an early career in international politics, Eric’s particular interest prompted him to write a comprehensive guide to the watches owned by United States Presidents, and his work also includes a detailed history of the origin of Heuer Carrera, and meticulous reviews of watch auctions.
Eric’s reputation has established him as a sought-after expert for a number of publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Chicago Tribute, GQ and Robb Report. In November of 2021, he was featured as one of five dealers in a November 2021 Robb Report article about what’s hot and what’s next in the watch marketplace. His numerable achievements extend to the big screen, assisting Kevin Kwan with sourcing a vintage Rolex “Paul Newman” for use in the wildly popular film, Crazy Rich Asians. He was also featured in a short documentary, Time Machines: An Analogue Obsession, which “highlights the historical context, evolution and sentimental attitudes that people have for timepieces.”
Prior to launching his own venture, Eric served as Vice President, Senior Specialist for Christie’s. Prior to that, he worked at the Endeavor Group where he represented CEOs and celebrities in their philanthropic and business activities. He is known for discovering an procuring rare finds, and he specializes in Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Omega, Heuer and Longines. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford and a B.S. in Foreign Service cum laude in International Politics from Georgetown University.