Antiques & Collectibles

Drive Time: Expanded Edition: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing

A century of automotive-inspired watches. This lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines. A detailed look at the development and history of timepieces influenced by automotive design, made in direct partnership with automotive firms or historically important presences in the world of motorsports. A comprehensive index features more than ninety automobile-inspired watches of the early and mid-twentieth century, such as the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera and Monaco, up through current timepieces such as those found in the Chopard Mille Miglia, Breitling by Bentley, Porsche Design, Hublot Ferrari, Jaeger-LeCoultre Aston Martin, and IWC Mercedes-Benz AMG collections. Informative, insightful, and entertaining, Drive Time is an invaluable reference for the mechanical connoisseur.

About The Author

Aaron Sigmond is the senior contributing lifestyle editor at Autoweek and editor in chief of Mechanics of Style by Girard-Perregaux. He has written for Revolution: The World’s Ultimate Watch Lifestyle Magazine and aBlogtoWatch.

Jay Leno is the former host of the Tonight Show and host of Jay Leno’s Garage.

Elvis Mitchell is a film critic and host of the KCRW radio show The Treatment.

Ariel Adams is the founder and editor of aBlogtoWatch and author of The World’s Most Expensive Watches.

  • Publish Date: February 13, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles - Clocks & Watches
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12-1/2
  • Pages: 272
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6229-0


"This rather lavish volume is a fascinating exploration of the interplay between two kinds of beautifully made machines — cars and watches. . . . Informative, insightful, and entertaining, DRIVE TIME is a welcome addition to any watch enthusiast’s library."

"Connoisseurs of both timepieces and timeless cars should find parking space on their coffee tables for Drive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing from Rizzoli. The beautifully illustrated tome explores the intricate relationship between automobiles and the mechanical artistry they have inspired in the world of watchmaking."

"A cool new book from RizzoliDrive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing by Aaron Sigmond, explores the connection between cars and watches in a lavishly photographed, near-pornographic fashion."

"[Drive Time] takes a thorough - and lavishly illustrated - look at more than a century of automotive-inspired timepieces . . . an invaluable reference for any mechanical connoisseur, not to mention a good car-guy gift."   
-AutoWeek Magazine

"Drive Time looks at the subject of motorsports-related timepieces from a number of different perspectives, which means it offers a lot more than just a chronology of car watches. . . if you want a well researched, entertaining, and surprisingly complete look at the subject, Drive Time is a great addition to your horological library." 

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