About the author

Bani McSpedden
Bani McSpedden

Watch-next.com is the premium watch site founded by Bani McSpedden in conjunction with Fairfax Media.

Bani has been described as “the most widely recognised watch authority in Australia”. He begs to differ, seeing himself not so much as an expert but as a commentator – one who brings independence, gravitas and humour to his writing.

Bani pioneered mass media watch coverage in the region through his regular columns in The Australian Financial Review Magazine, for which he also edits a biannual, 40-plus page watch supplement, the most comprehensive of its kind.

He is watch editor of The Australian Financial Review newspaper, timepiece editor of World Magazine New Zealand and covers watches for Qantas’s Australian Way magazine and Cathay Pacific’s in-flight magazines.

He has advised retailers, covered the Geneva and Basel fairs for The South China Morning Post and was editor of Australia’s first watch magazine, Luxe for Watch Aficionados.

Bani visits Switzerland regularly, not only to cover watch events but to gain unparalleled access to the people who drive the global horology business.


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