The book A Man and His Watch
Paul Newman wore his Rolex Daytona every day for 35 years, until his death in 2008. The cult watch, which is probably the most sought-after watch in the world, is now owned by his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch that a friend had given him for his birthday at the famous Yalta conference, where he shook hands with Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. The Omega watch worn by JFK at his presidential inauguration, the Ralph Lauren watch purchased from Andy Warhol's personal collection, Sir Edmund Hillary's Rolex watch worn during the first ascent of Mount Everest...these and many other watches comprise the stories of the world's most desirable watches in A Man and His Watch.
Matthew Hranek, watch collector and New York men's stylist, has traveled the world, conducted numerous interviews and delved into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of seventy-six watches, complemented by stunning original photography of each featured piece. With these intimate stories and Hranek's storytelling, these watches become more than objects and status symbols; they represent historical moments, pioneering achievements, heirlooms, family keepsakes, gifts of affection and lifelong friendships.