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.” What started as a humble blog quickly transformed into a full-fledged magazine and e-comm hub for some of the world’s leading watch brands. Celebrating the decade milestone since Hodinkee’s founding, this book captures the storied expertise of the world’s leading experts on time. With chapters breaking down chronographs, dive watches, high design, and horological icons, this book is a connoisseur’s compendium for the timepiece veterans and novices alike.
English - 300 Pages - 25 cm x 3 cm x 33 cm - 2.59Kg
Acc Art Books, 2023
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.
English - 400 Pages - 25 x 29 cm - 2,8 Kg
Brunner Gisbert L
Watch lovers and Rolex admirers delight! In this new edition of The Watch Book Rolex, expert Gisbert L. Brunner guides you through the wonderful world of this luxury watch brand with passion, attention to detail, and consistently impressive expertise. The waterproof “Oyster,” the “Datejust,” or the more than half-a-century-old diver's “Submariner”: timepiece aficionado Brunner walks readers through the innovative technology and design behind iconic Rolex models. Brand-new entries from the Rolex 2020 and 2021 collection celebrate the latest crowns of Rolex achievement. With trilingual texts in German, English, and French and some 400 color and black-and-white photographs, this is a delight of a book for watch lovers, watch collectors, and Rolex devotees around the globe.
English - 272 Pages - 26 x 33 cm - 1.9 Kg