November 24, 2020

A Man and His Watch by Matt Hranek

A Man And His Watch Matt Hranek Artisan - Mamic 1970

Luxury book A Man and His Watch gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece.


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Speaking with people from diverse careers and with different horological interests, the author introduced incredible stories about men and their watches. What ties all of these men together is that the watch they put on their wrist each day carries immense personal significance and is a small totem of who they are, where they have been, and where they hope to go. This luxury book is an engaging reminder that at the end of the day it’s the stories we imbue our watches with that give them meaning well beyond the gears and pinions that keep them ticking.

A Man and His Watch is published by Artisan who care about the visual concept of the products, so this book is both provide pleasure looking at it and reading it. This stylish addition to the home is available at a price of 410 kunas.

* December 17, 2020, This book is currently sold out. For more information please contacts us via email or phone +385 1 4870 700.

Watches tell the world a bit about who you are, and they can, if you’re lucky, connect you to the people in your life that matter most.

Matt Hranek
A Man And His Watch Matt Hranek Artisan - Mamic 1970
A Man and His Watch © Artisan


Author Matt Hranek, an inveterate watch enthusiast with a passion for fine design, photographer, director and editor, put on the first pages of the book the story about his own Rolex Datejust. Matt Hranek didn’t buy the watch, his father did when he wanted to celebrate the success of the first year of his own business and Matt inherit the watch after his father suddenly died when Matt was just 18 years old.

Through these intimate Matt Hranek’s storytelling, not just about his own watch but also about a wide range of watches which belong to interesting personas, the watches become more than just timepieces and status symbols. Ralph Lauren’s, Elvis Presley’s, John F. Kennedy’s, Andy Warhol’s, Sylvester Stallone’s watches and many others are presented in this unique book.

One very interesting watch adorns the covers of the book: Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. But this time is not about famous Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, Matt Hranek brings the story about the much less well-known Daytona which Paul Newman was given by his wife Joanne Newman to replace his first Daytona which Newman had given to their oldest daughter Nell’s boyfriend in 1984. Needless to say, this is the sort of watch to make any watch enthusiast have an attack of the vapours.

I’ve paged through stacks of books on the history of watches… But I hadn’t come across a book that actually moved me until I picked up A Man and His Watch. The volume is filled with heartfelt stories.

The New York Times Style Magazine
A Man And His Watch Matt Hranek Artisan - Mamic 1970
A Man and His Watch © Artisan


Artisan, a division of the Workman Publishing Company, publishes illustrated books to inspire and instruct, produced with extreme attention to quality. Artisan expresses various themes visually, either through photography, illustration or graphic design, and the emphasis on the visual is also visible through strong and meaningful editorial content. Artisan specializes in cooking, design, crafts and hobbies, while working on expanding the boundaries of general nonfiction. Artisan authors are thought-leaders and tastemakers, and Artisan collaborates with them to capture their voice as faithfully as possible, hone their message, and bring unique ideas and insights to a wide group of readers.
The physical book is a great Artisan passion: finding the form, conceiving the package, and digging deep into the details until we’ve created an object that is a singular pleasure to hold, to use, to read, and to give. 

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