A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them

A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them

by Matt Hranek
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A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them by Matt Hranek

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579657147
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 18,387
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Matt Hranek is a photographer, director, and men’s style editor at Condé Nast Traveler. He is reasonably obsessed with watches and is often caught glancing at the wrists of strangers on the subway, in bars, and in restaurants. He’s also a fan of the sartorial arts, vintage sports cars, red meat, cheap beer, and old school European hotels. Matt lives in Brooklyn, where he is currently in a deep love affair with the Negroni.

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A Man and His Watch: Iconic Watches and Stories from the Men Who Wore Them 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bookwomen37 More than 1 year ago
A beautifully illustrated book. Short stories and descriptions of various watches old, rare, and iconic. Will make a perfect gift, Enjoy