Watch Journal has been covering the unique and storied world of watches since 1997, and it has always enjoyed strong, ongoing relationships with global watch industry leaders. Now under the leadership of media entrepreneur Marc Lotenberg (who also runs the award-winning design magazine Surface), Watch Journal has become a luxury media brand positioned at the very top of the market.
The magazine provides a refined lens on the watch world. Each issue includes coverage of relevant news and events; the publisher’s recurring column on the business of watches; a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into watch manufacturing; a section of original watch photography; profiles of industry leaders and collector interviews; and a curated special section filled with luxury lifestyle products and services.
Watch Journal encompasses a large-format print edition, which appears nine times a year; a digital edition, watchjournal.com; a number of social media platforms (@watchjournal, #watchjournal); and a variety of exciting special events. Watch Journal is available by subscription, at Barnes & Noble and at top watch stores and brand boutiques nationwide. Watch Journal will maintain its exclusive private jet airport distribution through proprietary Media Jet stands in more than 200 of the country’s top private-jet air terminals.
Marc Lotenberg, CEO and Chief Creative Officer
Media entrepreneur Marc Lotenberg has been lauded as on of Fortune‘s “Coolest CEO’s” and was listed as one of Forbes’ “30 under 30.” Lotenberg is also the CEO and owner of the award-winning design magazine Surface.
Stephen Watson, Editor-in-Chief
Prior to joining Surface Media, Watson served as Hearst Media’s Digital Editor, covering timepieces for Town & Country, Esquire, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. Watson’s accomplished career includes roles as the Fashion Director of Men’s Vogue and Associate Fashion Editor of Vogue, where he worked alongside legendary editors Andre Leon Talley, Candy Pratts Price, Jay Fielden, and Anna Wintour. He was recently nominated for a Gem Award in 2017 for Media Excellence by the Jewelers of America.
Glen Bowen, Founding Publisher
Glen Bowen launched his first publication in the mid-1980s and in 1997, he founded Watch Journal (then titled InSync). The magazine’s original content and noted design set it apart from the very beginning. Bowen’s bold vision for a luxury watch magazine unlike any other continues to be the inspiration for Watch Journal today.
Mark Noë of Noë & Associates, Consulting Creative Direction
Mark Noë is creative director of Noë & Associates and an avid watch collector. He first partnered with Lotenberg in early 2013 to create a new iteration of Surface. Noë and Lotenberg partnered again to create a new visual direction for Watch Journal in 2014.