Antiques & Collectibles

Sea Time: Watches Inspired by Sailing, Yachting and Diving

The first watch connoisseur's guide to explore a century of high-performing, stylish chronometers for watersports adventures above and below the waves--sailing, yachting and diving.

From the Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms to dive watches by DOXA, Tudor, IWC, Patek Philippe and TAG Heuer, SEA TIME: Watches Inspired by Sailing, Yachting and Diving takes a pinpoint-periscope look at more than 100 contemporary and vintage nautical-inspired mechanical timepieces. With a foreword by best-selling adventure novelist Clive Cussler and images by fine-art photographer Peter Eaton Gurnz, SEA TIME--written by Aaron Sigmond and Mark Bernardo--interweaves history, the sailing-countdown chronographs and dive watches' classic style in a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind monograph. A detailed look at the development and history of these oceanic- and coastal-inspired chronometers is followed by an encyclopedic index: chapters include "The Icons" (the dozen most classic dive watches ever made), "Sailing and Regatta Watches," "Dive Watches" and--for those merely lounging instead of plunging into the briny deep--"By the Pool and At the Shore." Informative and visually striking, this captivating guide is the ideal gift for watch collectors and timepiece devotees, as well as all those who have a timeless appreciation for rakish, sporty style.
SEA TIME, a sequel to the much-lauded DRIVE TIME: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing, is, like its predecessor, the first book of its kind.

About The Author

AARON SIGMOND is an award-winning publisher, editor and author of numerous books, including DRIVE TIME: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing, from Rizzoli New York. He has written on the subject of timepieces for aBlogtoWatch, Unwound for Crown & Caliber, REVOLUTION, Jing Daily, Robb Report Vices and The Hollywood Reporter's Watch Issue.
MARK BERNARDO is a New York-based editor and nonfiction author who currently serves as the digital media editor of WatchTime. A well-regarded horology journalist and watch critic for over a decade, Bernardo has written about timepieces and other luxury-lifestyle subjects for Worth, Robb Report, Bloomberg Markets, and Bloomberg Pursuits.
CLIVE CUSSLER is the author (or coauthor) of more than 50 books in five best-selling series including Dirk Pitt and the NUMA Files. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt. His books have been published in some 40 languages across more than 100 countries.
Blake Buettner is an avid watch collector and journalist who serves as the Director of Watches at StockX, the "Stock Market of Things"; previously he was a long time contributor to HODINKEE.

  • Publish Date: May 28, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles - Clocks & Watches
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12-1/2
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6731-8

Reviews

"...the year's coolest watch book" —AIROWS.COM 

"Sea Time provides a fascinating, detailed look at more than 100 maritime-related watches." —GEAR PATROL 

..."the most comprehensive collection of nautical-inspired timepieces ever assembled between two covers." —WATCH TIME 

"Sea Time drags us down the rabbit hole of dive watches both past and present, from affordable to astronomically priced." Broken out into a series of categories, Sigmond, Bernardo, and a handful of additional contributors plow through the rich history of dive watches, and chronicle a few of the more noteworthy icons in the category, mixing in the occasional obscure factoid that many an enthusiast may yet to have uncovered themselves." —

"...Aaron Sigmond, Mark Bernardo, and Rizzoli have produced another blockbuster watch book!" —WATCHONISTA.COM 

"Though large and full of lush photographs, Sea Time’s strong suit is the bevy of long and short essays that co-authors Aaron Sigmond and Mark Bernardo have thoroughly researched and humbly written like pros. I suspect these essays will make Sea Time an essential resource for serious watch nerds." —WORNANDWOUND.COM

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