America’s favorite watch magazine is currently in the running for an award in the category “Full Issue – Consumer” at the 2021 Eddie & Ozzie Awards, the “largest and longest-running recognition program for excellence in editorial and design.” While the Eddies honor editorial excellence in “top-notch” publications, the Ozzies focus on design excellence. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized “excellence in engaging content and gorgeous design across all sectors of the publishing industry” for more than 25 years and are regarded as the industry’s largest and most prestigious contest.
WatchTime decided to enter this year’s March-April issue. The now shortlisted magazine had already been well received by WatchTime’s most important jury, its readers (and it also was the most recent issue before the award show’s deadline). Among the many highlights of the issue was a cover feature spotlighting the newest additions to Bulgari’s record-breaking Octo Finissimo range. There was also Mark Bernardo‘s in-depth exploration of Porsche Design’s evolution into a full-fledged watch manufacture – in the words of WatchTime’s reader Mike Paduano, “the best writing he’s done — at least that I’ve read. He laid out the idea behind the concept for the brand and the history of the brand clearly and succinctly. […] Another reason why WT is still the best place to learn about the watch trade.”
Also in this issue: An in-depth look at the history of Doxa in the Swiss military, a story that took WatchTime’s editor-in-chief Roger Ruegger several months to research, and on an unofficial trip to one of Switzerland’s military museums. One reader’s feedback: “You surpassed yourself with the latest issue! Your article on Doxa and Swiss military divers… A hidden jewel (pun intended) inside WatchTime! A superb and fascinating history. A new (and seemingly unattainable) grail watch for the military collector.” This was followed by:
“My only complaint about your magazine: You are not a monthly.”John Willheim
Next to several extensive reviews and news coverage, the issue also included an intriguing roundtable discussion with “Horological Honey Hunters.” In this story, Ruegger reached out to three collectors from different parts of the world to talk about their collections, the industry, waiting lists, and grail watches. And speaking of grails: Bernardo’s exclusive Q&A with Parmigiani Fleurier founder Michel Parmigiani can also be found in the March-April issue. Click here to download the issue from WatchTime’s online store, and here to subscribe to WatchTime.
This year’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM in the Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC.