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The Impossible Collection of Watches (2nd Edition)

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$1,309 USD

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For this update to the 2014 original edition, British historian and journalist Nicholas Foulkes has selected the 100 breakthrough timepieces developed since the advent of the twentieth century, weighing the...

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Author, historian and journalist Nicholas Foulkes is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Financial Times How to Spend It, GQ and The Rake magazine. Best known for his trilogy of nineteenth-century British histories, Last of the Dandies, Dancing into Battle, and Gentlemen and Blackguards, he has published around thirty books on history, the arts and style. Among his recent works are a biography of the painter Bernard Buffet (Random House), a biography of Princess Ira von Fürstenberg (Harper Collins) and Time Tamed, a history of humankind’s calibration of time from the Paleolithic era to the moon landings (Simon & Schuster). His books for Assouline include Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century (2011), Swans: Legends of the Jet Society (2013) and Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (2020).

The Ultimate Collection

The Impossible Collection of Watches (2nd Edition)

$1,309 USD

Time was created as an image of eternity.

— Plato

In the details

Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

168 pages

Number of illustrations

150

Language

English

Released on

December 2022

Dimensions

W 40 x L 47 x D 8 cm

Cover materials

Handcrafted volume in a luxury rubber
clamshell case with metal plaque

ISBN

9781649801869

Weight

8.3 kg

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Assouline signature gift wrapping is available. When this option is selected, books are wrapped in a special white matte gift wrapping paper – sourced specifically by the Assouline family for an authentic approach and sealed with the brand’s signature red wax seal for the final touch of luxury.

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Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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THE ULTIMATE TOWER

Assouline’s Ultimate Tower serves as a stylish new way for our readers to prominently display our most iconic collection. Crafted in a matte-black metal with the Assouline logo engraved on front of its base, the stand is capable of holding ten Assouline Ultimate titles and is a must-have for every culture connoisseur.

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