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Long one of the world’s biggest markets for high-end contemporary watches, Singapore has seen rising interest in equally high-end vintage timepieces, driven in part by well-publicised auction results that imply rising values.
One of the consequences of the growing audience for vintage timepieces was the opening of 2 Tone Vintage in 2018. Established by Ali Nael, an oil trader-turned-watch specialist, 2 Tone Vintage focuses on vintage timepieces (and also has a small selection of modern watches), but recently expanded its premises to include a fully-equipped workshop for servicing and repair.
Located along River Valley Road, 2 Tone Vintage has two watchmakers on staff – Cyriaque Le Bris and Abdelelah Jafar.
A French native who studied watchmaker in Geneva, Mr Le Bris spent three years at Hublot and Cartier. He then joined a workshop specialising in machining and manufacturing, before moving to Singapore.
Possessed of a much longer resume, Mr Jafar has been a watchmaker for over two decades. He trained at WOSTEP in Switzerland and then returned to his native Jordan where he was a watchmaker for country’s leading watch retailer.
2 Tone Vintage is located at:
428 River Valley Road
For more, visit 2tonevintage.com