This month’s digital version of WatchPro magazine is available to read online now.
The April 2013 issue contains a preview of BaselWorld featuring some of the latest timepieces that will launch at this month’s show to help you navigate your trip. Within the preview we review more than 40 of the most exciting sports, women’s mechanical, complicated and branded fashion timepieces from a huge selection of brands.
This month’s main interview is with Peter Harrison of Redgrave Luxury, a company that operates a joint venture with Richard Mille to distribute the watch brand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He tells us why he believes the days of the traditional watch distribution model are coming to a close and talks about expansion plans for his company and Richard Mille.
Other business-led features in the issue include an interview with Watchfinder about it first bricks-and-mortar store, an in-depth report on the science of black watches and a research report from Euromonitor International on the UK watch market in 2012 and its five-year forecast.
Our industry contributors this month include Oliver Carding of Watchharbour who has written a guest column for us on riches-to-rags-to-riches stories in the watch industry and Schofield founder Giles Ellis who has written an in-depth report for the magazine on the science involved in creating a black watch, a subject he has been heavily researching ahead of the launch of Scholfield’s custom black material Morta to be used in its Blacklamp watch.
In our products section you’ll find a trend report on the use of alternative materials such as sand, blood and straw in watch design, a see-through perspex clock created for the Queen by Comitti and a feature on the technology behind the Rebellion T-1000 Gotham, a watch that has a 1,000-hour power reserve.