Michael Wajszczuk of Heritage.

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He comes to Heritage after spending 14 years as owner of Los Angeles-based Modernvintageclassic, a ‘curating service specialising in luxury goods and watches’.

He started his career in the financial industry, as an analyst at Bloomberg Financial Markets, but switched careers.

Wajszczuk’s expertise evolved out of more than 30 years of collecting - mostly vintage dive watches and chronographs, but also several vintage Rolex Submariners, GMTs and what he calls his “prized Rolex Day-Date bark finish ref 18248”.

Last year Heritage announced that Michael Schmidt had joined its Chicago office as a consignment director, timepieces.

Webb's role


Charles Tongue of Webb’s.

Charles Tongue has joined New Zealand auction house Webb’s as a valuations specialist.

He gained his first role in a saleroom at Dunbar Sloane in Wellington. On returning to Auckland, he managed commercial art galleries from 1997-2008.

Tongue then moved to Abu Dhabi to manage an art gallery, run public art programmes and manage gallery participation in major international art fairs.