Dominic Khoo

COUNTRY

Singapore

ABOUT

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After Khoo graduated from Curtin University in Australia, his parents offered him the choice between a car and a watch for his graduation present. Choosing the watch, the 26-year-old enthusiast attended numerous watch seminars and events. "It wasn't long before watch companies offered me jobs; I took on one but left after six months to become a freelance watch journalist," he said. Khoo worked in brand management for the world's biggest Girard-Perregaux distributor, and later wrote as a watch journalist for many of the world's top watch magazines, including the first issue of Revolution. During this period he had contributing editor, editorial director, editor-in-chief roles and also a stake in a publication. His third job was a watch expert at the auction house Antiquorum, working with watch experts Osvaldo Patrizzi and Etienne Lemanager. He spent training sessions in Geneva, Hong Kong and Shanghai. During an Antiquorum gala, Khoo sold the first watch of the OMEGA Limited Edition Constellation Iris Collection, which was presented by brand ambassador Nicole Kidman. In 2013, Khoo started the investment structure The Watch Fund, whose slogan is "Invest in watches. Wear them. Sell them for more." Contrary to a previous watch fund in Luxembourg and similar investment structures, the concept seems to allow investors to hold and wear their watches. Khoo explains: "That fund acquires watches and waits for their value to appreciate, but I thought, 'Wait a minute, you can’t touch the watches because they’re all locked up in a vault. That’s no fun at all.'" The Watch Fund promises at least a net gain of 10% annualised. Dominic is currently starting up the international watch department for Spink – the world's oldest auction house – as their only watch specialist worldwide.

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Dominic Khoo

COUNTRY

Singapore

ABOUT

From Wikipedia:

After Khoo graduated from Curtin University in Australia, his parents offered him the choice between a car and a watch for his graduation present. Choosing the watch, the 26-year-old enthusiast attended numerous watch seminars and events. "It wasn't long before watch companies offered me jobs; I took on one but left after six months to become a freelance watch journalist," he said. Khoo worked in brand management for the world's biggest Girard-Perregaux distributor, and later wrote as a watch journalist for many of the world's top watch magazines, including the first issue of Revolution. During this period he had contributing editor, editorial director, editor-in-chief roles and also a stake in a publication. His third job was a watch expert at the auction house Antiquorum, working with watch experts Osvaldo Patrizzi and Etienne Lemanager. He spent training sessions in Geneva, Hong Kong and Shanghai. During an Antiquorum gala, Khoo sold the first watch of the OMEGA Limited Edition Constellation Iris Collection, which was presented by brand ambassador Nicole Kidman. In 2013, Khoo started the investment structure The Watch Fund, whose slogan is "Invest in watches. Wear them. Sell them for more." Contrary to a previous watch fund in Luxembourg and similar investment structures, the concept seems to allow investors to hold and wear their watches. Khoo explains: "That fund acquires watches and waits for their value to appreciate, but I thought, 'Wait a minute, you can’t touch the watches because they’re all locked up in a vault. That’s no fun at all.'" The Watch Fund promises at least a net gain of 10% annualised. Dominic is currently starting up the international watch department for Spink – the world's oldest auction house – as their only watch specialist worldwide.