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.
FOUNDER & CEO
Silas founded the business in late 2014. He has a Master of Science in Strategic Management from HEC Paris, having specialised 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 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.
HEAD OF SALES
Robert has an in-depth understanding of the watch market, which he applies while curating our collection of rare timepieces. You may enjoy his resourcefulness first-hand, as his voice is most likely to be the first you hear when you enquire at A Collected Man. He is also highly-versed in the acquisition and evaluation of watches.
He brings his enthusiasm for vintage timepieces, and especially English watchmaking, to A Collected Man, from SHWR, the UK’s leading vintage watch restorers. Robert has handled some of the most important pieces from both private and public collections. His extensive connections in the industry can all testify to his approachability and professionalism, which makes working with him equally pleasant for both clients and colleagues alike.
HEAD OF CONTENT & SALES SPECIALIST
Matteo oversees our editorial content, helping to define the overall content strategy and driving forwards its execution. He also assists in curating our collection of rare timepieces, from vintage to modern. Prior to joining A Collected Man, he worked as a strategy consultant - serving clients across the finance, aviation and retail sectors - and within Sotheby’s Watch Department in London. He has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
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. 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 in finance and art.
Yogita works with Zsuzsi, to manage the operational aspects of the business. From processing strap orders, to tracking watch deliveries, it's Yogita's responsibility to ensure that our clients have the best possible after-sales journey.
Having previously worked in luxury retail, Yogita brings experience and kindness into managing client relationships and to the day-to-day practical aspects, of ensuring a smoothly-run office.
Annabelle was born in September 2019. She's a pure-bred Labrador Retriever, with a gold coat and a fantastic temperament. She is in every way, the perfect watchdog and undeniably the most popular member of our team.
She is round and is more than capable of eating her own weight in food. She greets our clients in the office with a friendly jump, plenty of tail-wagging and an occasional bark (or two).
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.
Peter is responsible for all of A Collected Man's financial and accounting matters. He is also the Financial Director of Accord Marketing. With over 25 years' experience at senior management and board level, Peter Clark is a skilled financial director with a proven track record in mergers, acquisitions, start-ups and disposals, as well as commercially-focussed day-to-day financial management and strategy. Listed as one of Finance Week's Top 100 UK Finance Directors in 2006.