Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee

Watches: A Guide by Hodinkee

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Publisher: Assouline Publishing

Published: 2019-12-01

Total Pages: 6

ISBN-13: 1614288658

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Over a short ten-year time-span, Hodinkee has positioned itself as the preeminent and most distinguished destination for modern and vintage wristwatch enthusiasts. Exiting a career in finance, Ben Clymer decided to fuse his horological and writing passions in order to start a blog discussing everything from new products to vintage wristwatch auctions. Titling his endeavor after the Czech word hodinky, which means ‘little watch,’ Clymer sought to create a platform that was casual and accessible to all levels of enthusiasts—within a few years The New York Times dubbed him the “High Priest of Horology.”


Fashion Jewelry

Fashion Jewelry

Author: Harrice Simmons Miller

Publisher: Editions Assouline

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 244

ISBN-13: 9781614281061

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"Recognized as one of the world's foremost collections, Barbara Berger's costume jewelry portfolio features many of what are considered the twentieth century's most significant designs. Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger highlights over 200 beautiful and noteworthy examples from her more than 4,000 pieces. From legendary couturiers such as Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Valentino to contemporary designers including Daniel Von Weinberger, Iradj Moini, and Kenneth Jay Lane, this title presents the jewelry of over 60 designers, many of whom are among the industry's most revered names. Published in conjunction with the Museum of Arts & Design's Bedazzled exhibition, this book is the first definitive title on Barbara Berger's costume jewelry anthology to date. With original photography and an informative text written by leading expert Harrice Simons Miller, Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger is the ultimate accessory for jewelry aficionados and fashionistas alike."--Publisher's description.


A Man and His Watch

A Man and His Watch

Author: Matt Hranek

Publisher: Artisan

Published: 2017-10-31

Total Pages: 176

ISBN-13: 1579658199

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“I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches. . . . But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up A Man and His Watch. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.” —T: The New York Times Style Magazine Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. JFK’s Omega worn to his presidential inauguration, Ralph Lauren’s watch purchased from Andy Warhol’s personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex worn during the first-ever summit of Mt. Everest . . . these and many more compose the stories of the world’s most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men’s style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece. Through these intimate accounts and Hranek’s storytelling, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family mementos, gifts of affection, and lifelong friendships.


Air Time

Air Time

Author: Mark Bernardo

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Published: 2021-07-06

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0847869660

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The first comprehensive reference for watch connoisseurs to explore a century of stylish timepieces inspired by and built for aviation, aeronautics and space exploration, and piloting. Air Time takes a keen look at more than ninety iconic timepieces that embody the spirit of flight, worn and made famous by the men and women who pioneered it, from daring balloonists and wartime jet pilots to jet-setters and astronauts. In a thoroughgoing look at nearly a century ofaviation-inspired timepieces--from 1904 to the present day-- WatchTime's Mark Bernardo interweaves history, technical insight, and the distinctive style of pilot watches into a first-of-its-kind comprehensive monograph. Chapters showcase historical milestones such as Cartier's development of the first men's wristwatch for Alberto Santos-Dumont; Charles Lindbergh's invention of the Longines Hour Angle; and the Omega Speedmaster, the first watch to land on the moon. Also featured are iconic timepieces, including the Breitling Navitimer, IWC Big Pilot's Watch, Breguet Type XX, and Rolex GMT-Master, up through current category timepieces such as in the collections of Bell & Ross, Longines, Bremont, Patek Philippe, Hamilton, and Zenith. Informative and compelling, this fascinating guide is the perfect gift for connoisseurs of timepieces, aviation, and globetrotting travel.


Retro Watches

Retro Watches

Author: Josh Sims

Publisher: National Geographic Books

Published: 2020-06-23

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0500022968

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A popular collector’s guide to discovering the world of unusual, rare, and dazzlingly retro watches. What you wear on your wrist can be more than merely functional. Eschewing the common categories of the “classics,” the ostentatiously high-priced, and the “blingy,” this book brings together individualist pieces that few have seen and even fewer own. Retro Watches is a collector’s guide for those who want to make a statement with the watch they wear, but who are looking for something a little different. It collects the most intriguing, visually striking, and out-there watch designs from little-known but influential watch brands, along with overlooked but brilliant pieces from the major players. Over one hundred watch models are featured, specially photographed for the book and accompanied by accessible, informative texts discussing the watch’s design, history, and intriguing features, as well as info panels detailing rarity, value, and other key attributes. Additional breakout spreads dive into the cultural and fashion history of watch design and the many innovations of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. Beautifully presented, Retro Watches is the volume for the watch wearer who wants to stand out from the crowd.


The Impossible Collection of Watches

The Impossible Collection of Watches

Author: Nick Foulkes

Publisher: Editions Assouline

Published: 2014-10-06

Total Pages: 144

ISBN-13: 9781614282105

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In this stunning new addition to the Assouline series, British historian Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces of the twentieth century. Featuring illustrious names such as Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer, this collection includes the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut, and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium. Beautiful timepieces invite us to join a story, and these examples unfold the narrative of one of the most dynamic periods in human history.


Watches International XVIII

Watches International XVIII

Author: Tourbillon International

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

Published: 2017-05-16

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0847859665

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Showcasing the latest masterpieces from leading manufacturers, this is the most comprehensive and current guide on watches available. Now in its eighteenth edition, Watches International showcases the latest watches from around the world from every major watchmaker. Hundreds of beautiful photographs reveal the watches’ movements, functions, cases, and dials, accompanied by detailed editorials and technical descriptions. The who’s who of the watch industry features everyone from Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Bulgari, Hublot, Longines, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, and Zenith. It is a must-have reference for anyone with a personal or professional interest in watches, and it is also available as a digital edition for mobile devices.


Worlds Most Expensive Watches

Worlds Most Expensive Watches

Author: Ariel Adams

Publisher: Acc Art Books

Published: 2014

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781851497546

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More than a fashion accessory or means to tell the time, the wristwatch has become a statement of identity; politician or celebrity, scientist or sportsman, what you choose to wear on your wrist speaks volumes about who you are. The World's Most Expensive Watches presents some of the most extravagant, intricate, collectible, decadent, or just plain interesting modern-day timepieces that sit at the top of the price spectrum. Starting at a threshold price of about $200,000, it is a trip through the last decade or so of watches whose values soar incredibly to prices of $5 million dollars or more. Additionally, there is a selection of notable watches that yielded extremely high prices at auction - many of which are historically relevant. A stunning collection that is both informative and entertaining; with detailed descriptions of individual watches and articles that usefully deconstruct the price tag with an explanation of the relevance of craftsmanship and complexity of design, as well as the importance of exclusivity, prestige and collectibility. Prepare to be impressed by a larger-than-life-look at some relatively small items that command not only huge prices but kudos and respect, in all areas of a global society fascinated with using accessorizing to create identity.


Patek Philippe Steel Watches

Patek Philippe Steel Watches

Author: John Golberger

Publisher: Damiani Limited

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9788862083041

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With this magnificent volume, watch expert and authority John Goldberger, author of 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, presents the most beautiful and remarkable watches ever fitted with steel cases by the Geneva-based watch company Patek Philippe. With the collaboration of the world's leading collectors and connoisseurs, the collection presented in this exclusive publication is the result of painstaking research, supplemented by professional photographs that show the most minute details and characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each timekeeper. With 187 superb examples, as well as over 900 color illustrations and 800 descriptive texts, this volume offers the watch collector and enthusiast invaluable information about the finest rare masterpieces of Patek Philippe's production, including recent research on referencenumbers, dials, movements, related calibers and each watch's year of production. Organized in 12 chapters, this tome covers a century of the company's quintessential spirit and style.


Russian Wristwatches

Russian Wristwatches

Author: Juri Levenberg

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Published: 1995

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780887408731

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Photographs of over 500 watches manufactured in Russia and the USSR during the second half of the 20th century, with explanations of their styles, workings, and manufacturers. Poljot, Wostok, and Slava wristwatches are covered, along with a sampling of pocket watches, deck watches, and marine chronometers. Watch faces commemorate all the great moments of Russian and Soviet history.