Me & My Money

Time is money for lover of rare watches

Ex-oil trader turns passion into a business, sees vintage timepieces as a solid investment

All investors hope to time the market but businessman Ali Nael has more incentive than most, given he counts pricey vintage watches among his assets.

While Lebanese-born Mr Nael, 39, has put some of his cash into traditional investments such as stocks, bonds and property, he has a special interest in timepieces.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 31, 2021, with the headline 'Time is money for lover of rare watches'. Subscribe