Nick Foulkes is the author of more than two dozen works of non-fiction and is widely considered the leading English language writer on watches and timepieces. His most recent book was Patek Philippe: The Authorised Biography. He has written on the subject for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Financial Times, Newsweek and GQ, and he edits On Time, the twice yearly magazine on watches for Vanity Fair.
'An edifying, readable book that will not only delight watch lovers but enrich the relationship they have with the timepieces they own... This book is not just a history of time-measuring instruments: it's a history of humanity itself, of its desperate attempts to harness the forces around it and find its place in the cosmos... A Christmas-list perennial.' * The Rake * 'A wonderful account of how mankind has measured the fourth dimension these past few thousand years.' * Daily Mail * 'It's a story...Foulkes tells with considerable panache, drawing on science, art and, of course, history to unravel the spellbinding story of humanity's horological evolution' * GQ * 'Nicholas Foulkes' excellent book shows our fascination with time has been producing remarkable stories for thousands of years. The book is beautifully illustrated. A captivating look at a subject that has intrigued mankind since...well, since time began.' -- Mark Mason * Daily Mail * 'Downright fascinating...indispensable reading for horophiles of every stripe. Enthrallingly recounted' * Daily Telegraph *