SO WHO’S DRIV­ING THIS THING?

Plaza Watch International - - Plaza Watch -

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

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