Mister Enthusiast/Phillip Toledano on ‘Ruining’ his Tudor, vintage Rolex and being a Bastardo!

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Phillip Toledano (AKA Mister Enthusiast) is an eccentric oddball of a human, who is also full of advice: from the perfect dinner party ice-breaker through to tips on buying ex-soviet spacesuits, the man is a font of knowledge. He’s also a font of creativity, which perhaps shouldn’t be too surprising given that he’s an artist and photographer. His subjects are as diverse as the economic collapse of American business, and United States Navy pilot’s helmets, pictures that manage to tell a story more extraordinary than just what’s in the image. This critical eye is applied to watches too — another gem of Toledano advice is “Don’t look in the same direction as everyone else”, which is why he favours ugly quartz Pateks over the coveted Nautilus.

In fact, Toledano seems to take joy in ugly-yet-purposeful objects, like his internet-famous Lancia Delta Integrale, which earned the nickname Bastarda, and eventually became the Viva Bastardo brand. If you’ve made it through to the end of this description, you’ll probably have worked out that our chat with Mister Enthusiast is wide-ranging, sometimes weird, and definitely not to be missed.

This episode is brought to you by Longines, who launched the outstanding Spirit collection earlier this year. Find out more about the Longines Spirit here, and stay tuned for Andy and Felix’s reviews in upcoming episodes of OT: The Podcast.

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Show Notes:

  1. Oris Aquis with Cal. 400
  2. Race to the Bottom on A Collected Man
  3. Andy’s Halios Fairwind
  4. Mister Enthusiast on Instagram
  5. Mr Toledano on Instagram
  6. The Long Return, Part II
  7. Viva Bastardo on Instagram
  8. Raised by Wolves trailer
  9. ZeroZeroZero trailer

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