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From celebrity photographer to Watch Fund partner

Singapore

NOMINATED against his idol Annie Leibovitz - famed for her pregnancy photograph of Demi Moore - for Asia Pacific Photographer of the Year, Dominic Khoo ended his career as a celebrity photographer in 2012. After he became Singapore's most expensive living artist, he decided to concentrate fully on his other profession: investment-grade watches.

Mr Khoo and his friends had made money from a decade of collecting and studying watches before deciding that "it's about time" to start The Watch Fund. It is a world-first investment-structure that allows investors to actually wear top-level watches and sell them later for a profit.

At US$16 million assets under management in six months, The Watch...

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