Beirut-born Ali landed in Singapore where he established a successful business in the oil industry and the city state has since become his home.
Having been a fervent collector since 2009, Ali has curated an admirable collection of vintage watches and pocket watches from the various countries he visited in the course of work. Some of his collections date back as far as the 1800s.
In 2021, Ali launched his first book, My Dream Collection, a chronicle of his vintage Patek Philippe collection. He also established 2Tone Vintage Watches in 2018 to forward the culture of watch collecting and continues on his perpetual quest for the rare and the precious, of the horological world.