If you have been following along with the Showtime show Billions, you may have noticed quite the watch reference in last night’s episode. Now in its third season, the series focuses on the lives of hedge funder Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giamatti), mortal enemies whose lives are very intertwined. Both are morally corrupt, in opposing industries, and can’t seem to get away from one another. It makes for great TV, but even if you’re not a fan, I suggest scanning Episode 4, “Hell of a Ride,” for a very special watch spotting.
At one point in the episode, Taylor, an Axe Capital Intern, walks into the Wempe Fifth Avenue boutique asking for a particular watch – a Patek Philippe ref. 5270R to be exact. The salesman obliges and shows them the perpetual calendar chronograph which Taylor purchases on the spot (no negotiating). You can watch the full episode on Showtime or brush up on you 5270 knowledge with Stephen’s hands-on with the 5270P salmon dial released at Baselworld this year.
As an added bonus, Wempe shared a little behind-the-scenes look at the shooting that took place in the store a few months ago. Not how you’re typically used to seeing Wempe, is it?