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Our Vision - December 2017

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WMR - December 2017


As the year comes to a close I can’t help but think that it has been a tumultuous one indeed! While the demonetisation debate marked the discussions during the year, the impact of the newly turned out GST also invited a lot of deliberation. At the end however, all’s well that ends well! With the GST for watches capped at 18%, the mood is now upbeat and the watch market seems to be once again on an upward growth trajectory. Let us hope this continues into the new year and beyond!

We are all set to be at the SIHH 2018, heralding the new year with a watch fair that has continued to change with the times, encompassing newer brands and independent watchmakers, but still staying true to their purpose. Read about the exciting new timepieces being presented at SIHH 2018, as well as white watches for the season in Timepiece Trackers and Essence of Time.

In Within Watches we tell you all you need to know about Watch Certifications. In Stories of Time we take you through a nostalgic journey of public clocks in Mumbai. As you know, conversations and watch talk with people from the industry are quite important and revelatory. We feature in this issue discussions with two prominent watch retailers from Mumbai. We chat with Bharat Kapoor and Gaurav Bhatia from Art of Time, and Viraal Rajan, Director, Time Avenue.

The year 2018 is, according to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Dog. Hence, we cover two watches that commemorate this fact. We hope you enjoy reading all this and more! We welcome the new year with hope and enthusiasm!

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Sunil Karer  
Editor