In this stunning new addition to the Assouline series, 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, this collection includes the 1915 Omega Lawrence of Arabia aviator chronograph, the 1962 Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaut, and the 1985 Ulysse Nardin Astrolabium. Beautiful timepieces invite us to join a story, and these examples unfold the narrative of one of the most dynamic periods in human history. A truly beautiful book - a photographic work of art. Gorgeous images and interesting information. The focus is on the photos. The book comes in a sturdy, attractive case. The image you see in the picture is the image on the front of the case. The book is quite substantial; large and solid. No one will be easily running off with it! If you know a man who has a passion for high quality watches, it makes an excellent gift.