JEWELS OF TIME
The World of Women’s Watches
This illustrated art book focuses on the most beautiful time-keeping machines made for women and how their designs have been inspired by art, architecture and fashion. It uniquely captures the parallel growth of women’s roles and wristwatches throughout the 20th century. Taken to extreme heights of technological advancement, bejeweled with rare and precious stones and crafted to perfection, the examples of haute horlogerie presented express an unparalleled strength in luxury and how women’s wristwatches symbolize power and progress by attesting to the exciting idea of female liberation. Captivating photographs, fascinating sketches and archival imagery allow an in-depth look at the rarefied industry that dedicates itself to crafting women’s fine timepieces throughout the last century. In exclusive interviews with watch executives, designers and artisans, many of them women themselves, one begins to understand how the complexity of a women’s nature is celebrated and understood in their creations.
28 x 25.4 cm / 11 x 10 inches
304 pp. hardcover with jacket
$ 65.00 USD / € 45.00 / £ 40.00
For the past nearly 25 years, Roberta Naas has written extensively about jewelry and watches for a variety of different consumer publications, Internet websites and corporations. Her veteran insight is unparalleled as her experience has gained her access into some of the most confidential areas of the luxury watch and jewelry industries. Just recently, Naas was also honored by the Jewelry Information Center with the Gem Award for Excellence in Watch & Jewelry Writing. She has authored several books on the topic such as Great Timepieces of the World, Master Wristwatches, Master of the Millennium, Grand Complications, as well as editor and writer of the 500+ Annual Watches International catalog for the past seven years. She has managed to interview some of the biggest names in the watch industry, and write for approximately a dozen consumer and watch – and jewelry – specific magazines, bringing readers a totally new understanding of this rarefied industry.