Watches: The History of Time: Signature Timepieces of The Most Influential People



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Recognizing the importance of the timepieces of some of the most influential people across the world and how they had an impact on them.
Historically, watches have served to establish long-term relationships, facilitate diplomacy, bring about cooperation and change the courses of history.
For some businessmen, on the other hand, a watch is not just a time-telling device but a statement, as Hamilton Powell the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Crown and Caliber would say “A watch is the greatest icebreaker there is”. One can approach anyone on any side of the street and eradicate any barrier by just uttering two words; “Nice watch”.
A watch tells people a lot about who you are; your personality type, and what you value. The guy wearing a gold-plated Hublot full of shiny elements will be starkly different from the guy wearing a steel and bronze plated Zenith chronograph. Thus, one can learn a lot about their leaders judging by the type of wristwatch they wear.
It is therefore imperative for the reader to know about the types of wristwatches worn by leaders around the world. This book will give an understanding of just that. It will span across chapters outlining details about the various watches owned by global leaders, why they wear them and what is their value.
Chapter 1 looks back at the timepiece styles of U.S. presidents to see what’s changed and how American leaders’ personal styles stack up. Since 1789, every American leader has carried or worn a watch of some kind. Some presidents have pampered themselves in luxury, while others have favored easy on the pocket functional wristwatches.
Chapter 2 gives an account of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s watch collection, his apparently soft spot for watches both rare and extremely luxurious, which for his hotshot persona suits him terribly well.
Chapter 3 describes the “portable works of art” that decorate the hands of European Leaders whose tastes are just as exorbitant as the Russian Leader.
Chapter 4 discusses the wristwatches worn by Asian Leaders wearing expensive timepieces that cost much more than the monthly pay of almost a 10th of the population.
Chapter 5 entails the watches worn by South American Leaders.
Chapter 6 discusses the watches worn by religious leaders, who served humanity and have brought long-term changes in religious practices. They have millions of followers and are revered by many. The taste of their watches, however, is another story altogether.
Chapter 7 discusses the CEOs that run billion dollar empires and the watches that they prefer and count on.
Chapter 8 entitled Watches Worn By Finance Moguls, gives an account of the ‘Bling’ that glistens under the cuffs of stars making it in the world of Finance.
Chapter 9 gives an account of the luxurious watches worn by the ever-loved Celebrities. Enjoying all varieties of “the finer things in life”, we look at the beautiful timepieces that adorns each celebrities style and success.
Last but not least, Chapter 10 that describes the watches worn by famous Athletes. The Olympics, Formula 1, tennis, football, swimming; all have one thing in common; time. Be it a chronograph that delivers a stellar performance to match that of the athletes or a watch that makes sure that they’re a connoisseur.

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