WatchTime is an award-winning luxury watch publication based in New York City. WatchTime’s products reach a monthly audience of almost 800,000 watch collectors, making it the most successful watch magazine in North America and one of the leading watch magazines globally. WatchTime is the world’s only watch magazine with two FOLIO Fame Awards for excellence in media events, seven Digital Magazine Award nominations, a SmartCEO Future 50 Award as well as two Mequoda Rocket Award nominations for outstanding digital audience growth and an Apex Award for excellence in electronic media.
WatchTime’s Publisher, About WatchTime:
What started as a small watch magazine in 1999 has become what some regard as the world’s best watch magazine. One of those is Sidin Vadakut, a journalist with Mint, a leading business newspaper in India, who has no connection to WatchTime other than as a Reader. In 2012, he wrote in Mint: “With an unmatched reputation for editorial independence, WatchTime is where connoisseurs and collectors go for an honest, educated opinion.”
Today we are making WatchTime’s world-renowned independence and expertise the centerpiece of one of the world’s leading media platforms for watch collectors. We’re not just a Magazine anymore. WatchTime has skillfully mastered the transformation from a small print publication to a large multi-channel media brand. Behind the magazine you hold in your hands now stands a wide range of editorial products. As publisher of WatchTime, I am extremely proud of what our team has accomplished. Here’s why:
- WatchTime sells more print copies than any competitor
- WatchTime has more subscribers than any competitor
- WatchTime.com has the most social media followers
- WatchTime.com has one of the world’s highest timepiece-newsletter subscriber bases
- WatchTime.com is one of the world’s fastest growing watch websites
At a time when many magazines, including watch magazines, are declining, WatchTime has dramatically increased its audience thanks to initiatives we’ve made in digital publishing. Since 2011, the number of visitors to our website has grown by 700 percent; our digital subscriber base by 800 percent and our newsletters by more than 900 percent. While in 1999 there was only one edition of WatchTime, we now also publish editions in South America, the Middle East and India as well as in North America.
And there’s mobile: And 90% of our 100,000 newsletter subscribers read our news mailings on their cell phones. This is the result of what we call our ‘mobile-first strategy’. Ever since we launched our mobile website in 2012 the traffic has increased. By 100% in the first year, by 300% in the second year. And now, three years later, our mobile traffic is up more than 1,000% versus 2012, according to the latest Google research data.
WatchTime and its sister magazines are available in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and India. Together they form the world’s leading watch magazine family. Our website, www.watchtime.com, hosts the world’s largest watch database with more than 22,000 watches; managed by a dedicated team of database specialists. There’s a watch blog with new daily updates on all things watches. And there’s a Reference Center with several guides and facts for watch experts. WatchTime was founded in New York City in 1999 by the Ebner Publishing Group of Ulm, Germany. Ebner is a diversified publishing company and Europe’s leading publisher of consumer watch magazines.
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