WatchTime is an award-winning luxury watch media platform based in New York City, and a founding member of the Watch Experts Excellence Network.
WatchTime Magazine Announces New Editor-in-Chief
New York, NY (February, 2016) – Beginning March 1, 2016, longstanding WatchTime Editor-in-Chief Joe Thompson will assume his new role as Editor-at-Large. Mr. Thompson steps down as Editor-in-Chief after a successful 16-year run at the magazine’s helm, and he will remain with the publication as a writer and reporter in a part-time capacity. Blending passion for watches and the watch industry with journalistic integrity and in-depth reporting, Joe Thompson helped establish WatchTime Magazine as the gold standard in specialized international watch magazines. His esteemed 38-year career within the industry recently earned him a lifetime achievement award at the 2016 Gem Awards.
Mr. Thompson will continue reporting and writing major features for WatchTime Magazine in addition to his Last Minute column. As Mr. Thompson explained, “I am going back to my first job and first love – writing and reporting.” Mr. Thompson welcomes the change as a chance to pursue other interests within the watch industry while continuing to support and work with WatchTime Magazine in his new role.
Mr. Thompson and Mr. Gerrit Klein, CEO of Ebner Publishing, parent company of WatchTime Magazine, devised the move together as part of a long-term strategy intended to further support the magazine’s dominant print presence with a more integrated digital environment. To that end, WatchTime Magazine has appointed Mr. Roger Ruegger as the new Editor-in-Chief.
About WatchTime: WatchTime is an award-winning luxury watch media platform based in New York City, and a founding member of the Watch Experts Excellence Network. WatchTime reaches a monthly audience of almost 800,000 watch collectors and is regarded as the most successful watch magazine in North America and one of the leading watch magazines globally. For more information, please visit: www.watchtime.com