Book Review: ‘Patek Philippe In America: Marketing The World’s Foremost Watch’ By John Reardon

This richly illustrated coffee table book weighing close to two kilograms is both an invaluable reference tool and a fascinating read. The chapters do not scrimp in detailed information, expert opinion, and rich historical illustrations: even the book’s structure points are a pure joy to read or simply thumb through. Elizabeth would recommend it heartily for anyone with even a passing interest in the subject and here’s why.

‘Chronographs For Collectors’ By Sébastien Chaulmontet And Joël Pynson

Gifting A Watch Book This Holiday Season? Here’s A Selection Of Horological Tomes To Consider

Any time is an appropriate time to gift a watch lover with a book containing well-written words and beautiful photos of watches. At Quill & Pad we love reading books as much as we love writing them (on occasion). Here is a selection of books we have reviewed and written, suitable for gifting or reading at any time of year.

Book Review: ‘F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit’ By Jean-Pierre Grosz

‘F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit’ by Jean-Pierre Grosz narrates the story of François-Paul Journe, one of the most successful independent watchmakers of our time. This book outlines both Journe’s incredible and – dare I say – courageous career and delves into his personal life, which wasn’t always rosy and light. A very atypical career that deserves the attention it receives with this book, Elizabeth finds it is a must-read.

12 Faces of Time by Elizabeth Doerr (Editor) and Ralf Baumgarten (Photographer)

Want To Gift A Watch Book This Christmas? Here’s A Selection Of Horological Tomes To Consider

At Quill & Pad we love reading books as much as we love making them (on occasion). Here is a good selection of books we have reviewed and we have written, suitable for gifting or reading at any time of year.

Cover of ‘The Watch, Thoroughly Revised’ by Gene Stone and Stephen Pulvirent

Book Review: ‘The Watch, Thoroughly Revised’ By Gene Stone And Stephen Pulvirent

When Gene Stone wrote ‘The Watch’ in 2006 he was a passionate watch collector who noticed a lack of general-interest books on the subject, thinking to write something that both collectors and neophytes could enjoy. Twelve years later, it’s the bestselling watch book. And now Stephen Pulvirent (managing editor of Hodinkee) has teamed up with Stone to thoroughly revise ‘The Watch’ to release the aptly named ‘The Watch, Thoroughly Revised.’

Heuer Autavia 30 1968-1971 Manual Wind Chronograph page 111 of 'Chasing Time' by Alistair Gibbons

Book Review: ‘Chasing Time’ By Alistair Gibbons, A Compendium Of Vintage Watches

The vintage watch train keeps rolling right along – in great part thanks to enthusiast authors like watchmaker Sébastien Chaulmontet (who co-wrote ‘Chronographs for Collectors’) and vintage forum owner Alistair Gibbons, who has just published a book on vintage watches called ‘Chasing Time.’ Find out much more about the book right here.

12 Faces of Time by Elizabeth Doerr (Editor) and Ralf Baumgarten (Photographer)

Want To Gift A Watch Book? Here’s A Selection Of Horological Tomes To Consider

At Quill & Pad we love reading books as much as we love making them (on occasion). Here is a good selection of books we have reviewed and we have written, suitable for gifting or reading at any time of year.

Cover of the historical novel "Signs of the Times" by Christoph Scheuring

Book Review: Ferdinand Adolph Lange Is A Character In The Novel ‘Signs Of The Times’ By Christoph Scheuring

“Eternity is the opposite of time, not its principle,” one of the main characters of ‘Signs of the Times’ says to Ferdinand Adolph Lange toward the end of this historical fiction novel by Christoph Scheuring. And if you love watches, watch history, and historical fiction, you are bound to love this book.

Tiffany Rolex Submariner Reference 1680 owned by Sylvester Stallone from from 'A Man and His Watch'

Book Review: ‘A Man And His Watch’ Features Personal Watch Stories And A Few WIS Surprises

‘A Man and His Watch’ by Matt Hranek is full of interesting horological stories of personal histories and backgrounds to well-known figures in the watch world, semi-famous New Yorkers, and famous vintage watches. Here you can meet Paul Newman’s own Rolex Daytona, Sylvester Stallone’s favorite watch, and RedBar co-founder Adam Craniotes’ very first timepiece.

Cover of "Cartier Magician High Jewelry and Precious Objects" by François Chaille

Book Review: ‘Cartier Magician: High Jewelry And Precious Objects’

‘Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects’ is a book is dedicated to a new collection of high jewelry and precious objects called Cartier Magicien. It is a stunningly illustrated book and the photos and text are equally as good and enchanting. This is well worth a look!