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    Assouline

    The Impossible Collection of Watches

    $1,575
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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, weighing the virtues of rarity, costliness, innovative functions, historical importance, grand provenance, and pleasing design. The watch—a microcosm of hundreds of minute components interacting harmoniously with each other and bound within a case of precious metal— has the power to awaken emotions, excite the imagination, and inspire the same passion as great art. Beautiful timepieces invite us to join a story, and the narrative that these 100 examples unfold is that of one of the most exciting and dynamic periods in human history.

    These miniature machines reflect the last century’s incredible technological advances and social changes, from the invention of the airplane to the effects of two world wars to the advent of space exploration and the dawn of the digital age. Featuring illustrious names such as Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Tag Heuer, these 100 timepieces include the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Cosmonaute , and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium . This hand-bound oversize luxury edition features handtipped images and is presented in a linen clamshell case.

    • Assouline

    • 37665

    • L: 47 x B: 47 x H: 7 cm

    Orders within the EU with an order value of over €69 are shipped free of charge*. If the order value is less than €69, there will be a shipping cost of €8,50. Normal delivery time is 5-15 working days if the item is in stock. If you order an item that is not in stock, we will notify you with a new estimated delivery time by e-mail. We reserve the right to any final sale. * A shipping fee of €69 will be added if your order contains furniture or bulky goods.

    In our range you will find painstakingly manufactured products, which will last for generations with proper care. Depending on the manufacturing materials and surface treatment, different types of care are required. Many of our products are completely unique and made of living materials such as wood and leather, so always read the instructions and follow the advice on the package leaflet.

    $1,575