Mathias LeFevre Knows How to Curate an Excellent Vintage Watch Collection

Mathias LeFevre

Even if you’ve not come across the name Mathias LeFevre dominating the suit and watch game on Instagram, or in campaigns for the likes of Remy Martin and Home House, you’ll have at least come across him on these very pages.

The frustratingly handsome model has been our muse for a couple of shoots, including last issue’s Party shoot, in which he donned the coolest all-pink ensemble this side of Elton John. So, we figured it was high time to get to know the man behind the model.

Mathias LeFevre Watch Collection

What was the last watch you bought?

When It comes to style, the 1970s have always been a big inspiration to me. And so, my latest watch purchase is a vintage cushion shaped Audemars Piguet in 18K gold with a manual wind from circa 1970. A perfect addition to my flared trousers and deep collared shirts.

Do you collect anything outside of watches?

Guilty as charged: suits and ties.

What, other than a watch, is at the top of your wish list?

A yacht. More seriously, a small sailing boat. My grandfather spent many years during his youth on the ocean as a sailor and passed on his love of the Big Blue to my siblings and I.

Mathias LeFevre Watch Collection

A recent find/discovery?

The Royal Scotsman, a five-star hotel on wheels. I spent three days this summer on the train discovering the beautiful landscapes of Scotland, wild swimming and clay pigeon shooting.

What inspires you?

Movies, travelling and exploring, and activities like diving and trekking.

Mathias LeFevre Book Collection

A book, podcast, or album that changed the way you think?

‘Invest in Watches’ by Marc Montagne. With his experience and knowledge, and, picking the right references at the right time, Marc’s book made me look at watches through a new refined lens.

Who is a celebrity/person of note/intellectual you admire?

Thomas Crown, he has great taste.

What’s your ideal long weekend?

Take the plane on Friday and find an adventure for two or three days to discover a new city, a new culture, a new environment.

Mathias LeFevre
Mathias LeFevre

What would we always find in your fridge?

A bottle of Champagne. You should always be ready to celebrate an accomplishment.

What’s a rule or mantra that you live by?

Be the best version of yourself, everyday.

Find out more or follow Mathias on his Instagram.

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About the author

Sam Kessler

Legend has it that Sam’s first word was ‘escapement’ and, while he might have started that legend himself, he’s been in the watch world long enough that it makes little difference. As the editor of Oracle Time, he’s our leading man for all things horological – even if he does love yellow dials to a worrying degree. Owns a Pogue; doesn’t own an Oyster Perpetual. Yet.