The passion began with a Chronoswiss.

My name is Andreas Hildebrand and my passion for watches developed about 28 years ago. The first real watch worth mentioning was a Chronoswiss, which devoured my monthly income during the training period - but it had to be mine!

Gradually more watches were added: for sports, one from my birth year and of course a watch with a complication. I attended the first watch auctions and depending on my wallet, the collection grew.

During my 28 years of collecting, I developed an enormous knowledge of watch technology, the manufacturers - their philosophy, distribution channels as well as a network to many dealers.

In 2008, the time came to turn this hobby into a profession. I founded the company watches24.com. My watch collection mainly consists of sporty steel watches, modern classics or watches that have the potential to become one.



    Elementary school Neu-Esting and business school with the degree "Mittlere Reife“

  • 1986-1988

    Basic military service at the air force in Fürstenfeldbruck

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    Self-employed sales representative Vereinte Versicherung with the special field of doctors.

  • 1988

    Found love for wristwatches

  • 1995-2008

    Medical Advisor Allianz Private Health Insurance

  • since 2008 and also in the future

    Owner watches24.com

  • since 2011

    Retail store Thierschstr. 8 in Munich near the Isartor

  • since 04/2018

    Shop watches24.com in the heart of Munich, Ottostr. 5 near Stachus

Born28. December 1966 in Goslar
Marital StatusMarried
SonTim Hildebrand - born 2004
WifePetra Hildebrand, advertising saleswoman at Allianz
Hobbiesmechanical watches, cycling, Porsche
Other interestsArchitecture, modern art, contemporary music, Bauhaus furniture