CORPORATE ANNOUNCEMENTS Date published: 30th March 2017
WOW Spring issue starts off the year with the best of Geneva and more

Singapore, 15th March 2017 – Kick the year off with WOW’s Spring issue

WOW’s Spring issue is out on newsstands, with an eclectic mix of content for casual readers and seasoned collectors alike. Longines’s Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 fronts the issue, and our cover story inside traces its predecessor’s place in the history of human flight – on the wrist of aviator Charles Lindbergh, who made the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927.

Look out for our annual Geneva Report as we bring you the top highlights from both SIHH, as well as the other brands that were also in Geneva in the same period. From Panerai’s LAB-ID Luminor 1950 Carbotech 3 Days, which comes with an astonishing 50-year warranty, to IWC’s completely revamped Da Vinci collection, stunning timepieces abound, market downturn notwithstanding. Of course, value still reigns as the industry’s top buzzword, so we’ve decided to explore a few of the term’s facets with two anchor features: one looks at the various certifications that a timepiece may acquire beyond COSC for quality assurance, and the other delves into the price differentials between watches with identical complications from different brands.

The visually inclined are in for a treat as well. The issue’s two photospreads one explore vintage designs in modern watches, and the unexpected angles to view a timepiece from. This continues with a separate feature on visual art and its place in watchmaking. Finally, a report on Cartier’s excursions into new metiers rounds up this theme.

All these, and more, in the Spring issue of WOW.

Editor of WOW, Ashok Soman, says, “The current market conditions look set to continue, at least for the foreseeable future, but judging from the novelties that we saw in Geneva, this hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of the brands to release spectacular products. We remain committed to covering them, and helping our readers to make sense of them.”

Olivier Burlot, CEO and Publisher, added, “As usual, we have started the year right with an issue that highlights our business partner’s amazing creations and savoir faire, some of which had taken years to develop. This is set to continue with the Summer issue of WOW, which will contain our Basel Report.”

About WOW

WOW (World of Watches) is one of the oldest and most widely read watch specialist titles South East Asia. Published in Asia’s key markets – Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand – WOW is committed to providing its affluent and discerning readers with the most specific and detailed information about the best in watches and watchmaking, key trends, the latest innovations and the people behind them all.

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 d, and its official Instagram account @watchWOW


Heart Media, the publisher of MEN’S FOLIO, L’OFFICIEL Singapore, PALACE, ART REPUBLIK, WOW, 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.

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