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Music mogul Jay-Z backs Hong Kong watch start-up Wristcheck

Wristcheck, the burgeoning digital platform catering to watch enthusiasts, recently secured a high-profile investor in business tycoon and 24-time Grammy-winning artist Jay-Z.

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Wristcheck was founded in 2020 by Austen Chu and Sean Wong, who were frustrated by the lack of safe, secure, and transparent watch platforms available to watch enthusiasts.

The company’s mission is to provide a reliable and user-friendly digital space where watch enthusiasts can connect, share their passion, and discover new timepieces.

The partnership between Wristcheck and the influential rapper is widely seen as a boost to Wristcheck’s position as a go-to platform for watch aficionados around the world.

Wristcheck founder Austen Chu. Source: Wristcheck

Said Austen Chu, founder and CEO of Wristcheck: “It’s a testament to the trust and community we’ve built, and marks a major milestone in cementing Wristcheck as the go-to platform for watch enthusiasts worldwide.”

“The incredible ecosystem Jay-Z has built at Roc Nation perfectly aligns with what we are building here at Wristcheck – the watch world of tomorrow.”

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In 2023, founder Austen Chu was selected to join the committee for the LVMH Watch Prize, showcasing his growing influence in the industry.