My passion for watches began when I was just a teenager and I was given a Festina as a birthday present. I know that there are those that disdain the brand but I loved my watch nonetheless. Unfortunately someone else coveted it and it was stolen whilst I was on a train. For a while this experience dampened my enthusiasm for watches but then when I was 23 I met a good friend who had worked with me in the Cellphone Industry and our conversation quickly focused on watches and in particular the Dior Chiffre Rouge. I was hooked and simply had to own one. It was what I now consider to be my first collectible automatic watch. I have it still and it retains a special place in my heart.
The Chiffre Rouge was followed by a Rolex Steel Datejust and after that came another Rolex, this time a Daydate Platinum President. This watch proved something of a revelation for me. I acquired it at a knockdown price so that when I came some years later to sell it I was able to realize a very satisfying 30% profit. It made me realize that it was possible to combine business with pleasure, and that by careful selection watches could form not merely a valuable asset but an important element of my investment portfolio. As an entrepreneur what more motivation did I need? My passion for watches could be married to my business ventures.
Until 2012 however I was focused on various other successful business projects. But always in the background was my love of watches and now at last I am able to utilize my experience and work on a new undertaking; a true labour of love. It will be something new and I hope to launch it in February this year. Until then however DreamChrono is no more than a blog.
Today my collection of watches totals at least 18 and is still rising but you will have to wait for more details until the launch of the website. For now, my watch blog is building steadily day by day. I have been fortunate to attract a first class team of watch journalists to inform and entertain me and I hope you. I hope you like what you have seen so far for the best is yet to come.