Ed­i­tor’s Let­ter

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Time… the most common noun in the English lan­guage. Which is not sur­pris­ing when you think about it. We all talk about it con­stantly. “Is that the time?” “There aren’t enough hours in the day” “Where does the time go?”

It’s the one thing we all have but there never seems to be enough of it. And what would we do with­out it? Al­bert Ein­stein once said that time only ex­ists “so that ev­ery­thing doesn't hap­pen at once”. But how does time hap­pen?

I once crashed a truck in Aus­tralia and I dis­tinctly re­call the clouds and tree­tops slowly twirling as the ve­hi­cle flipped through the air. The seconds that could have been my last stretched out for what seemed like min­utes. It was typ­i­cal of how time warps.

Our per­cep­tion of time is in con­stant flux; speed­ing up and slow­ing down de­pend­ing on the events hap­pen­ing around us. Is time mov­ing to­ward us, or are we mov­ing through it? Does time speed up as we get older?

I’d like to say we an­swer some of th­ese ques­tions in this is­sue of Plaza Watch. But we don’t. We do, how­ever, have lots of fas­ci­nat­ing fea­tures about watches, the es­sen­tial com­pan­ions that mea­sure time for us. Join Plaza founder and pub­lisher Christo­pher Östlund with Chopard at the his­toric Mille Miglia race in Italy, and come with us into the in­ner sanc­tum of Rolex. We also re­view all that’s new from lead­ing brands such as Patek Philippe, Breguet, Jaeger-LeCoul­tre, IWC, A. Lange & Soehne, Oris, Omega, Bre­itling and many more.

Theophras­tus said, “Time is the most valu­able thing a man can spend.”

But after that, there will al­ways be fine time­pieces. So, en­joy the is­sue.

Nick Rice – Ed­i­tor in Chief

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