As summer comes to a close and fall whistles in with its cool nights and windy days, many find this a great time to settle in and pick up a good book. Lucky for you, we have some great new "reads" that have come on the market for watch lovers only. Here we bring you three top watch books for fall indulgence.
Of particular interest to women, Times of Arabia is all about women's watches as inspired by life. The book falls into eight individual chapters and deftly captures the spirit of the things in life that inspired designers: the sky, the sea, architecture, fashion, mechanics and Earth itself. The book, written by Roberta Naas, veteran watch journalist, features full-color images and illustrations, and makes for light, easy reading and a beautiful coffee-table display.
For lovers of nature and its interpretation in watches and jewelry, you won't want to miss the new Cartier Panthere book. This oversized hard-cover rendition traces the brand's love affair with this sleek animal, and reviews some of the most famous Panthere pieces ever made. Just the photography of the animal alone is worth taking a close-up look, not to mention the artistic masterpieces realized in its likeness.
Sports lovers and car lovers will appreciate the Shelby Cobra 50 Years book, written by Colin Comer with a forward from the late Carroll Shelby. Published with Baume & Mercier, the book offers historical insight into the big win of the Shelby Cobra over Ferrari back in the early 1960s. It is chock-full of historic racing images and superb reflections of a bygone era that made auto history.
Each of these books offers a different take on time.