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The Watch, featuring Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, TAG Heuer, Breitling, and other collected and discussed watch brands, is a remarkable full-color guide to vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, perfect for both beginner and expert watch collectors.
A well-made men’s wristwatch combines inspired design, technical innovation, and precise craftsmanship. It helps to define a man’s personal style, and it can be an essential tool for many pursuits.
It might be a talisman or an heirloom. It can be a lifelong companion, or part of a collection that brings its own deep rewards. If it has a history, it can evoke the era in which it was made; if it’s new, it may speak to today’s cutting-edge technology. It may incorporate gold and porcelain or carbon composite and titanium.
The Watch celebrates the craftsmanship of watchmaking for the watch collector. It features more than 600 vintage and contemporary watches from 50 leading brands that have made significant contributions to the history and craft of fine watchmaking. Reflecting the authors’ deep knowledge of every aspect of today’s lively and diverse community of watchmakers and watch collectors, it’s an essential book for any aficionado.
For this new edition, author Gene Stone is joined by Stephen Pulvirent of Hodinkee.com. Together, they have thoroughly revamped the book to reflect the current state of the watch world, with the addition of new brands, new models, and more focused and nuanced coverage of the traditional brand leaders, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, and TAG Heuer. Here are 430 new watches, profiles of collectors, and an update on buying, collecting, and maintaining watches. There is even an invaluable A-to-Z glossary of watch terms, completely updated.
This remarkable oversized, full-color book belongs in the home of every watch collector.
About the Author
Gene Stone has written or cowritten 45 books on a wide variety of subjects, including the national bestsellers Forks Over Knives, How Not to Die, and The Engine 2 Diet. Stone lives in Hudson, NY.
Stephen Pulvirent is the managing editor of Hodinkee.com, the leading online watch magazine. Pulvirent was previously executive digital editor of Surface magazine and associate editor at Bloomberg. He lives in New York City.
“This is one of those rare men’s style books — or at least men’s style adjacent — that’s smart, but also accessible. It does a wonderful job of distilling what makes watches special without making the casual reader feel like an outsider. The Watch is something that both collectors and neophytes can enjoy, which is why it’s been one of the bestselling books on this subject for over a decade.” — Put This On.com