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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.

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"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."
-ABlogtoWatch.com

"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."
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"A cool new book from Rizzoli, Drive 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."
-AskMen.com

"[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."
-HODINKEE MAGAZINE

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Aaron Sigmond is the Senior Contributing Lifestyle Editor at Autoweek writing the "Carmakers&Watchmakers" guides. He has served as Editor in Chief of Mechanics of Style by Girard Perregaux, contributed to Playboy, writing his first book, Playboy: The Book of Cigars, an Amazon.com bestseller. He is the coauthor of The New Face of Tradition: Young Watch Masters of Girard-Perregaux. Jay Leno is a legendary stand-up comedian, the former host of NBC's Tonight Show and the host of Jay Leno's Garage on CNBC, a show based on his Emmy Award-winning web series, which has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 105 million lifetime views. In addition to being a renowned car and motorcycle collector, Leno is also a keen watch collector. Elvis Mitchell is a noted film critic, host of the KCRW public radio show The Treatment and a distinguished watch enthusiast. Ariel Adams is best known in the world of timepieces as the founder and editor of aBlogtoWatch. He also regularly contributes on the subject of fine timepiece to Forbes, Departures and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of The World's Most Expensive Watches.

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