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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.
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British historian, author, and journalist Nicholas Foulkes has written about watches for the last twenty-five years. He is cofounder of Finch's Quarterly Review and was its editor in chief until 2013; he is luxury editor of British GQ and contributing editor to Financial Times's How to Spend It and Vanity Fair . His other books for Assouline include The Trench Book (2007), Mikimoto (2008), Cigar Style (2008), High Society: The History of America's Upper Class (2008), Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century (2011), Nardi (2012), and Swans: Legends of the Jet Society (2013).
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Book Description Assouline Publishing, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1614282102