The Mondani Magazine is the first magazine realized by the world’s leading publisher in the world of watches. The Mondani family has realized the first issue with the goal to spread the horological culture and give collectors what they really need and desire: reliable information written by the best sources.
Many important names have participated in this beautiful project and among the contributors we find:
Osvaldo Patrizzi (one of the 20 most important people in the world of watchmaking), Guido Mondani (the most famous editor of books on watches worldwide and one of the biggest experts and collectors of Rolex wristwatches), John Goldberger (author of various books on watches, great expert on vintage watches and collectible watch market insider), Anthony Marquié and Grégoire Rossier (authors of the book Moonwatch Only, the best guide on Omega Speedmaster wristwatches), Fabrice Guéroux (author of the book Real VS Fake), Geoffroy Ader (one of the most experienced specialists in the world of auctions), Oliver Hoffmann (author of various publications on luxury goods management, innovation and watch industry dynamic), Ed Estlow (freelance journalist specialized in Rolex watches), Ross Povey (one of the world’s most renown experts of Tudor watches), Edward Coffrini Dell’Orto (world’s leading expert of James Bond, author of various literatures).
The Mondani Magazine also features exclusive interviews with:
Mikael Wallhagen and Daryn Schnipper (watch experts at Sotheby’s)
David Lee (the most famous Ferrari collector)
Marie Sanna-Legrand (watch expert at Artcurial)
Guido Mondani (a beautiful interview from a daughter to her father)
The Mondani Magazine will be distributed at the Baselworld News corner and after that it will be given for free with every order of Mondani Books at the official website (www.mondanibooks.com)
and official Amazon and eBay stores.
We are happy to share with you the editor’s note written by Giorgia Mondani:
When my husband Daniele suggested to launch the rst “Mondani Magazine”, I would have liked to choke him! Er… yes, because on the one hand I realized how dif cult it would be to accomplish this project, but on the other hand it was a really brilliant idea: a wonderful adventure… very complex and full of challenges and I could not resist… So here I am, right in the middle of this adventure, which gives me great satisfaction but it is, as I expected it to be, not the easiest thing to do! I wouldn’t be here where I am today if it wasn’t for the support and help of those who have published many times and from whom there is only to learn: my parents Franca and Guido created this magazine with Daniele and me, making a major contribution based on 30 years’ experience and this is what is leading us to the nish line.
Let’s say it is at least an eight-handed publication, even though there are many more hands involved… Let me explain: when I “visualized” the Mondani Magazine for the rst time, I saw something completely different from what I have read so far. This is not the usual magazine, full of press releases, pieces of information already seen on the web or contents of paying customers, but a choice of unique articles, which only great personalities with success in this eld are capable of writing. I am talking about big names who write important articles in the world of horology.
Where else would you nd – all together in one magazine – articles by Osvaldo Patrizzi (one of the 20 most important persons in the world of watchmaking), Guido Mondani (the most famous editor of books on watches worldwide and one of the biggest experts and collectors of Rolex wristwatches), John
Goldberger (author of various books on watches, great expert on vintage watches and collectible watch market insider), Anthony Marquié and Grégoire Rossier (authors of the book Moonwatch Only, the best guide on Omega Speedmaster wristwatches), Fabrice Guéroux (author of the book Real VS Fake), Geoffroy Ader (one of the most experienced specialists in the world of auctions), Oliver Hoffmann (author of various publications on luxury goods management, innovation and watch industry dynamic).
An enormous THANK YOU to all the professionals in this sector, who have dedicated time and energy to this project: Ed Estlow, Ross Povey,
Roman Sharf, Edward Coffrini Dell’Orto, Rocco Forte Hotels, David Lee, Watchprint, Alessandro Soave, the organizers of Baselworld and the friends of the restaurant “Lucciola” in New York.
The work on the Mondani Magazine has also given me the chance to study and learn more about some brands, which today are trying to establish their position in this dif cult world of luxury watches. For an a cionado there is nothing more interesting than learning all about “instruments of time”, new stories, new techniques. But for me the Mondani Magazine is much more: it is the perfect result of our two activities – the experience of Mondani Editore combined with the freshness and modernity of the Mondani Web. It is the union of knowledge, experience and reputation with innovation, “no- limits” and commodity. The publishing business coupled with the power of the virtual world: what could be better?
This publication is also the result of something in which I rmly believe: teamwork. In fact, the Mondani Magazine wouldn’t have turned out like this, if it hadn’t been for the team on the Mondani Web: a big thank you to Carla and Federica, who have actively participated in creating every single page.
It was great fun to accomplish this new project and I hope that all of you, who are lea ng through these pages, will have a beautiful journey made of emotions, news, information and new opinions.