SO WHO’S DRIVING THIS THING?
Welcome watch fans old and new, to the renowned celebration of all things horological that is Plaza Watch – a publication that, as a regular reader and contributor for many years – I have always considered peerless in the watch world. So when Christopher Östlund, the founder of Plaza Publishing Group and publisher of more than 20 successful titles invited me to become Editor of Plaza Watch, it was a pleasure and a privilege to accept.
For the inaugural edition with a Brit behind the wheel we have weaved a subtle English thread through the issue, with legendary businessman Sir Richard Branson telling us about his relationship with time, the typical institution of ‘tea time’ beautifully expressed by top photographer Tomas Monka, and a watch lover’s guide to London from the capital city’s resident style scribe Josh Sims.
There’s also a lot more in the boot, as we take over the Stockholm Transport Museum with ace photographer Sven Prim, get the best from Berlin with Stills & Strokes’ vibrantly desirous photoshoot, and bring you incisive reporting from fascinating watch events around the globe. With all this and much more, I hope all you horologists will see we’re steering things in the right direction. Einstein pointed out that time is an illusion, but it still comes to us all at a rate of sixty seconds a minute, sixty minutes an hour – whoever we are and whatever we do – so we’d better pay heed to its passing. And why not read time on something a bit special? Silly not to really.
Enjoy the issue and see you next time.
Nick Rice – Editor in Chief