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Rüdiger Bucher

Rüdiger Bucher, born in 1967, graduated in political science at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany and subsequently completed the postgraduate study course “Interdisciplinary studies on France” in Freiburg, Germany. Already during his A levels and studies, he has been writing for various daily newspapers and magazines.

In 1995, he joined the publishing house “Verlagsgruppe Ebner Ulm” where he was in charge of the magazine „Scriptum. Die Zeitschrift für Schreibkultur“ (Scriptum. The magazine for writing culture), for five years. In 1999, he switched from fountain pens to watches and became chief editor of “Chronos”, the leading German-language special interest magazine for wrist watches. During Bucher’s tenure since 2005, Chronos has positioned itself internationally with subsidiary companies and licensed editions in China, Korea, Japan, and Poland. At the same time, Bucher built up a successful corporate publishing section for Chronos.

Since 2014, he is editorial director of the business area “Watches” at the Ebner publishing house and is not only in charge of Chronos, but also of the sister magazines “Uhren-Magazin” (Watch magazine), “Klassik Uhren“ (Classic watches) as well as the “WatchTime” which is based in New York. Being an expert for mechanical wrist watches, he lectures and is a sought-after interview partner for various media.

Rüdiger Bucher