On Newsstands: WOW Festive 2022

With the Festive problem of WOW Singapore, we make time private once more, with the editors sharing tales about their very own wristwatch purchases in 2022, whereas showcasing the ability of partnerships. The solely guidelines for taking part writers have been that the timepiece needed to be a standard watch, and needed to be one thing acquired this yr — clocks are nice, for certain, however not for this season. On that word, WOW welcomes pocket watches and classic items for what’s changing into an annual year-end particular. This yr, there may be one discontinued shock amongst the editors’ decisions, and maybe there can be extra to return in future points.

While the spotlight for the WOW Singapore staff is that this very private characteristic part, it isn’t meant to be an unique buyers-only membership. That can be unsustainable, and a few watches we resolve on could be unsuitable for the journal, for one cause or one other. For this cause, we additionally embrace some attainable propositions that didn’t find yourself in any of our collections however might very nicely have. Look out for the continuation of this collection in Spring 2023, once we take a look at some unbiased choices as a spot of counter programming. This was meant to accompany the principle story this problem however we ran out of pages.

The Festive problem is definitely considered one of our largest in years, even with out all of the tales we needed to jettison. The editor actually talked himself into extra interviews than he might comfortably transcribe, leading to essentially the most substantial interview part since 2016. Look out for our conversations with the bosses of TAG Heuer, Grand Seiko, H. Moser & Cie, and Sincere Fine Watches. We additionally had a smattering of business leaders touch upon the state of e-commerce in our commerce, together with the founders of Bremont and Serica.

“It is all the time a pleasure to find that watch business leaders stay dedicated to partaking with collectors and dealing with conventional retail companions, notably within the aftermath of the pandemic, and the brand new regular of omni-channel communication,” mentioned WOW Singapore Editor in Chief Ashok Soman. “Without the religion that retailers and collectors confirmed in some vital massive identify manufacturers,  they’d not be the large names that they’re.”

As it occurs, the duvet of WOW Singapore this problem options what the staff considers a future massive identify in watchmaking: Parmigiani Fleurier. The watch is the Tonda PF Annual Calendar SHH Edition, which is after all unique to the SHH retailer run by Sincere Fine Watches at Marina Bay Sands. The editors can’t consider a greater instance of a partnership between a model and a retailer that guarantees wonderful dividends for collectors.

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