About Time, by Ivar Hauge Line, published by Schiffer
The author of this celebratory book started collecting watches when he was 15, and now has more than 250 of them. What is interesting about his perspective, however, is that he is less intrigued by the minutiae of movements – note to watch manufacturers: not many men are – as the wider cultural relevance of timepieces. So his book includes essays on the relationship between watches and cars, watches and space, in films and fashion – in other words, watches as pop cultural artefacts. He also offers his list for the top ten ultimate watches for any collector. He doesn't explain why he's accrued another 240.