CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENTS Date published: 17th November 2016
WOW Singapore Announces Incoming Editor Ashok Soman



Singapore, 17th November 2016 – Heart Media is pleased to announce that WOW Singapore, the country’s leading watch periodical, will have an incoming editor, Ashok Soman.

Heart Media is pleased to announce that WOW Singapore, the country’s leading watch periodical, will have an incoming editor, Ashok Soman. He takes over from Celine Yap in the leading editorial role for the magazine and will be working with current Features Editor Jamie Tan. Ashok is currently Heart Media’s General Manager Digital Operations and Associate Publisher of LUXUO.

A passionate advocate for mechanical watchmaking since the early 2000s, Ashok was part of the new wave of watch editors who burst onto the media scene in Asia between 2004 and 2008.

He has been a specialist watch magazine editor, expert contributor and commentator in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Some of the titles Ashok has worked with include Revolution, Real Time, The Peak Timepieces, Solitaire, Asia Pacific Boating and Baccarat Hong Kong.

From 2013 to 2014, he was Associate Publisher of WOW in Singapore and Hong Kong, in parallel with his role as general manager of one of Asia’s leading luxury websites at that time, Luxury-Insider. Clearly, straddling the worlds of specialist watch periodicals and the daily rush of digital is something he is intimately familiar with. Hence, he will be retaining the digital portfolio, including the fast-rising general luxury lifestyle site LUXUO, in addition to his new role heading up WOW.

“Everything begins for me with watches. Experts call watch collecting an investment of passion and it is certainly true in my case. I am deeply honoured by the opportunity to bring my vision to bear on WOW, just as the magazine has shaped my thinking on watches since it started in 2001,” said Ashok on his new role.


About WOW

WOW is the oldest and most widely read watch specialist title in South East Asia. Published in 8 markets in the region (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong,  Vietnam, the Philippines and the Middle East), WOW is committed to providing its affluent and discerning readers with curated content about the latest and best in watches and watchmaking and the organizations and people behind them. A must-read for watch collectors and aficionados.

In addition to print, WOW is also available digitally. Readers can subscribe to and read the digital editions of WOW via Magzter on the Apple and Google Play app stores. For the latest updates, please follow the official WOW Facebook page at @WorldOfWatchesID, and its official Instagram account @watchWOW


Heart Media, the publisher of MEN’S FOLIO, L’OFFICIEL Singapore, PALACE, ART REPUBLIK, WOW, WOW Jewellery, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Singapore, FORM, ROOM, and L'OFFICIEL Malaysia magazines, is committed to publishing market leading magazines and digital media which connect with the region’s affluent and brand-conscious consumers through their chosen lifestyle activities. Heart Media’s titles have established solid reputations in their respective sectors with illustrious track records. Each one has built a strong market presence across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, and beyond.

With a vision to strengthen its regional growth and offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Heart Media is regarded as one of Asia's fastest growing media and publishing houses.

For more information, please visit www.heart-media.com or contact Adam Kosnan at adam@heart-media.com Tel: (+65) 6733 9931