Smart watches today have more computing power than the first computers. They track time, sure, but they also track your steps, heart rate, and location. They can send and receive calls and texts. You can change the face with just a couple clicks and swipes. Years from now, though, how many stories will be told about that watch on your wrist.
The watches in A Man and His Watch are not the ubiquitous technological gizmos of today. Instead, these watches actually kept time in some of the most important moments in history. Take, for example, Franklin Roosevelt’s gold Tiffany watch. He received it as a birthday gift and wore it to the Yalta Conference, where he sat across the table from Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. Or what about John F. Kennedy’s Omega, which he wore to his inauguration and throughout his presidency? And then there’s Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona that rode on his wrist every single day for 35 years, and which is now worn by his daughter Clea in memory of her father.
A Man and His Watch chronicles the history of 76 watches that were present with their owners at the historical milestones that make up our world today. When you wonder what stories will be told about the watch you’re wearing, try not to compare to these watches.