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.

Our Team

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CEO & FOUNDER

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.  

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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.

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SPECIALIST

Matteo assists in curating our collection of rare timepieces. Prior to joining A Collected Man, he worked as a management 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.

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HEAD OF OPERATIONS 

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 at Goldman Sachs and the Art Fund. 

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FINANCE DIRECTOR

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.   

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OFFICE COORDINATOR

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 in managing client relationships and to the day-to-day practical aspects, of ensuring a smoothly run office. 

Board of Directors

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Tim Chairs the Palatine Impact Fund; is a member of the LMS plc and Hazel Capital Investment Committees; sits on the Advisory Boards of Gresham House and Beechbrook Capital as well as the family investment companies Westminster Group and Abercross.  He also sits on the boards of Accord Marketing and The Lakes Distillery as an independent non-executive Director.

Tim has spent 30 years in Private Equity.  His last full-time role was as a Managing Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds bank, where he worked for 12 years.  He previously worked for 3i Group plc and Royal Bank of Scotland Private Equity.

He was Chair of the BVCA for the 2014-2015 term and still sits on the BVCA Council.

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Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant and a partner within the Corporate M&A group of London Tax at BDO. Jon has many years of experience dealing with both OMB's and large International businesses and advises management teams, shareholders and partnership businesses.
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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.

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Five years ago, Bob released himself from most of his business obligations, which had been spread across forty years in media and marketing. There, he had been a director of a number of companies (including national newspapers) and Chairman of several. As a non-executive director, he is able to contribute to A Collected Man, from this depth of experience.