[Luxus+ Magazine] Meet the Frenchman who owns one of the largest collections of Patek Philippe watches in the world

Patrick Getreide, a successful real estate entrepreneur, recently decided to come out about his secret passion: collecting the most beautiful watches.


He chose the Design Museum in London, from May 19 to 25, to share with the public 160 of the 600 models he has collected over the years. Among them, the most beautiful set of Patek Philippe watch in the world. He told Luxus+ Mag about his hobby.


Luxus+ Mag: For a businessman who is always in a hurry, is collecting watches your way of controlling time? Or are there other motivations?


Patrick Getreide: “It’s all about emotion, I’m not looking for a way to master time. I feel a particular emotion when I discover a watch that fascinates me. It’s immediate. In the past, I used to collect matches and then pens, when I was younger and had less means. But watches give me a special emotion that is irreplaceable” .


Your passion for watches goes back to your childhood. Can you tell us about your Madeleine de Proust?



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Featured photo : © Passion Horlogère


The editorial team
The editorial team
Thanks to its extensive knowledge of these sectors, the Luxus + editorial team deciphers for its readers the main economic and technological stakes in fashion, watchmaking, jewelry, gastronomy, perfumes and cosmetics, hotels, and prestigious real estate.

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