In 2010 we at ITP Promedia launched the first issue of Professional Jeweller at BaselWorld, then a year later we split out our watch editorial into a magazine within a magazine, WatchPro. Now another year on we’re ready for the next step.
For those of you on the list you will have recieved the first standalone issue of WatchPro magazine in the post at the beginning of the month, or perhaps you picked it up whilst out at BaselWorld, and we are pleased to say that it is the only dedicated business title for the UK watch industry.
While there are a great many wonderful consumer watch magazines and supplements in the UK, there has yet to be a B2B magazine focused on the business of selling watches, and we intend to fill that gap. While we appreciate the history and beauty of watches what we really want to focus on is innovations in the market that will help retailers, distributors and manufacturers to sell more watches.
The launch of WatchPro as its own magazine and WatchPro.com as a standalone daily news website has generated a huge amount of interest from both our existing readers and some new, and what is fantastic about this group of people is that they range from quartz fashion watch sellers to the highest quality watch brands known to man.
In Professional Jeweller we have made a point of covering every sector from perspex jewels to platinum, student design to Bond Street, and that’s a philosophy that carries through to WatchPro – if it generates watch turnover, you’ll find it in our pages, both online and in print.
A challenging economic climate requires serious strategic thought, so join us for that each month and daily on our website because we’re serious about the business of selling time.