The Impossible Collection of Watches

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, these 100 timepieces include the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, 1962 Breitling Cosmonaute, and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium. Beautiful timepieces invite us to join a story, and these 100 examples unfold the narrative of one of the most dynamic periods in human history.


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 .
144 pages
100 illustrations
Hand-bound special edition in a linen clamshell case
Length: 17"
Width: 14