Bremont Founders to Guest Edit WatchPro Magazine


Bremont founders Nick and Giles English will guest edit a special edition of WatchPro magazine in January 2013.

WatchPro is the UK's only magazine dedicated to the business of making, marketing and selling watches. The English brothers have been put in charge of its first ever guest edited issue.

Nick and Giles English told WatchPro: "We are honoured to have been asked to guest edit this edition of WatchPro. Unlike many of the readers here, we have not come from a family of jewellery retailers that have been working hard for generations to build their business, we came from a father who adored his watches and all things mechanical. We do however, due to the charm and professionalism of all we have dealt with, now feel part of this wonderful and unique industry since Bremont’s inception 10 years ago. So in the grand scheme of things we know comparatively little about the ‘trade’ but in a way this fresh approach has always helped us. The focus had to always be on the product but as with any designer you get influenced by trends and previous successes and failures. As guest editors here the idea is to discuss some of these topics and bring to the publication some of the feedback we get when we travel the world with retailers and suppliers."

As guest editors, the Bremont founders have decided on the content for the magazine, including "the history of British watchmaking, the benefits of investing in extra straps, whether the watch industry’s obsession with designing watches for Asia is leaving Europe with less choice, and how watch sales in the UK are spread geographically in terms of spend and style choice." Readers have also been invited to submit questions to the brothers, with the answers to be published in the magazine.

"We are absolutely delighted that Nick and Giles have accepted our invitation to guest edit WatchPro," said WatchPro editor-in-chief Rachael Taylor. "As founders of a unique, exciting brand, much loved by our readers, that has been truly innovative and proactive this year they were our first choice. We have worked with guest editors each year on WatchPro’s sister title Professional Jeweller and it has always been a rewarding experience to present the magazine from a fresh perspective created from the experiences of a guest editor or editors who are part of the trade that we report on. I’m hugely excited to introduce this new year tradition to WatchPro and kick off 2013 with something special."