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

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

by Matt Hranek

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Overview


“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: 94,451
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Matt Hranek is an author, photographer, director, and the founder/editor of the men’s lifestyle magazine WM Brown. He is reasonably obsessed with cars, watches, bespoke tailoring, and well-crafted things. Originally from Binghamton, New York—not too far from his Wm Brown Farm in upstate New York—Matt currently lives in Brooklyn and can occasionally be found in old-school hotel bars throughout Europe, Negroni firmly in hand. Find him on Instagram at @wmbrownproject.

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