Mywatchlifestyle: Aaron Sigmond author of DriveTime book
Magazine and publishing career
Sigmond moved from Los Angeles to New York City to pursue a career in magazine publishing. He created and launched the cigar lifestyle periodical Smoke magazine. Along the way he became a recognized authority on cigars, wine and spirits. Sigmond worked his way up to become Group Publisher of Profile Pursuit, focusing on custom publishing for clients such as Crunch Fitness and publisher of Radar. Among his other work in custom media was Trump Magazine, a glossy published with Donald Trump. Sigmond was most recently Editor-in-Chief of Mechanics of Style, a custom digital men’s luxury lifestyle journal for Girard-Perregaux. Sigmond also served as the Group Luxury Editor for DoubleDown Media and was the launch publisher of Radar magazine.
Sigmond unsuccessfully attempted to launch a glossy magazine based on the Suicide Girls.
Sigmond has written for publications including Robb Report, Worth, The Big Stage from the NYSE, and American Photo. He also served as contributing editor or senior contributing editor for Autoweek and Playboy, for which he wrote Playboy: The Book of Cigars with Nick Kolakowski. Sigmond is also a noted timepiece writer, having written for both Revolution and aBlogToWatch. He has published two related books: The New Face of Tradition: Young Watch Masters of Girard-Perregaux & The Art of Making Time and the forthcoming Drive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing (Rizzoli, 2016), with a foreword by car and watch collector Jay Leno.
Sigmond has also written a series of children’s books, The Adventures of Zach, Zoey and Pilot the Dog, under his childhood nickname, “Sig.”
Stucklin, Mark (1998). The Cigar Handbook: A Buyer's Guide to the World's Finest Cigars. Barnes & Noble Books. ASIN B002B3HOQM. (Foreword)
Playboy: The Book of Cigars. Skyhorse Publishing. 2010. ISBN 978-1616080235.
Graycliff: 300 Years of Grand Bahamian Luxury. Mad Dash Press. 2011. ISBN 978-0615473819.
Adams, Ariel (2014). The World’s Most Expensive Watches. Antique Collectors Club. ISBN 978-1851497546. (Foreword)
The New Face of Tradition: Young Watch Masters of Girard-Perregaux & The Art of Making Time(PDF). Girard-Perregaux/Sowind S.A. 2014.
Drive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing. Rizzoli International. 2016. (Forthcoming. Foreword by Jay Leno.)