Where does your interest in watches originate?
I have always had a fascination for watches from an early age. I had to choose one particular source of fascination, I would have to be spotting luxury watches on the wrists of film stars.
I also love mechanical clocks and have a large collection of English, French and Swiss pieces.
What was the first watch you owned?
I really can’t recall, but my first ever “luxury” watch was a bi-metal Rolex GMT-Master. I wore it for years and never took it off my wrist even when gardening or while I was doing renovations to my house.
By the time I sold it, it looked like it had been run over by a car.
Why do you collect watches?
I’m afraid the simple answer is: I am addicted! I just love how there are so many different styles of watches. I’m the sort of person that if I see something I like — I buy it. I don’t care if it costs £100 or £20,000… I will wear it.