Driven by a passion for horology and the pursuit of beautiful things, A Collected Man is a platform for those who love and seek rare mechanical timepieces. Be it a handmade example of perfection, or a piece of vintage racing glory, rare watches unite appreciators of truly great design, history and detail. Where it was once the preserve of a small group of like-minded enthusiasts, watch collecting has exponentially grown into something far more telling; a lifestyle choice.
Rare watches are increasingly being sought-out by younger and more sophisticated collectors who are digitally savvy in a traditionally analogue age. They look for convenience with all the comfort of buying from a transparent, curated and knowledgable platform. A Collected Man embodies this principle; a port-of-call for competitively priced, beautifully presented and honestly described, important watches.
Being a London-born business, our sensibilities are imbued with a very British respect for tradition but globally minded and ready to offer a modern and bespoke service which every collector deserves; whether buying or selling.
Zsuzsi has been with A Collected Man from day one. Like in any startup, she has brought her intelligence and skills to bear wherever necessary, as the business grew. Whilst she tracks the financial performance of the company, she is also responsible for all aspects of stock management and after-sales care. Zsuzsi has a first-class degree in Economics from University College London (UCL) as well as a first-class degree in the History of Art from the same university. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs and the Art Fund.
Silas has a Master of Science in Strategic Management from HEC Paris, specialising in Digital Innovation for Business, as well as a Bachelor of Laws from University College London (UCL). He’s worked in Mergers & Acquisitions and Luxury Retail, but his recent experience in Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, led to the creation of A Collected Man. Silas has always had a passion for watches and has been privileged to have met and worked with some of the leading figures in that field.
Tim has spent over thirty years in Private Equity and is currently a Managing Director at Lloyds Development Capital, as well as Chairman of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA). He sits on a number of company boards and is also Chairman of the Advisory Board to Westminster Growth Capital. Having spent his career spotting shifts in the Market and learning how to nurture growth in promising companies, A Collected Man is privileged to benefit from his experience and advice.
Malcolm has worked for over thirty years in the luxury watch industry, progressing from apprentice watchmaker to co-owner of the renowned Edinburgh jewellers, Hamilton & Inches. Today, he runs a consultancy sourcing high-value timepieces for private clients around the world. Malcolm brings with him a fantastic breadth of horological and business experience.
David has spent most of his career in the creative industries, founding the UK’s leading, privately owned travel advertising agency in 1988. As Chairman of Accord Marketing, he brings a wide-breadth of experience to A Collected Man in Advertising and Digital Marketing. A lover of fine mechanical watches, he has been collecting and trading exceptional timepieces for more than twenty years. His passion and knowledge is widely respected amongst collectors and traders alike.
Sid is CEO of Invapay, an international business-to-business payment network, launched in 2007. With a passion for watches that goes back almost fifty years, he has been a life-long collector of exceptional mechanical timepieces. Well-known amongst enthusiasts, he has been interviewed about his collection by both the Financial Times, Salon QP and in a number of other prestigious publications. A Collected Man is fortunate to benefit from both his exceptional business experience, as well as his unique insights into the UK watch market.
Olivier R. Müller is a business consultant advising start-ups and investors in the field of high-end watchmaking. Having been CEO of LEROY, Laurent Ferrier, founded luxury watch brand “Villemont” and lead the logistics team at Omega and Chopard, he has unparalleled experience at the top of the Swiss watch industry. A Collected Man is privileged to have him as a member of our Advisory Board and to benefit from his counsel as we continue to grow in the online luxury watch space.