Part of a trilogy series of books about watches conceived of by Aaron Sigmond, the newest SEA TIME book — will launch on May 16 in New York, with the book going on sale May 28 — although advance sale orders are already being taken on both Amazon and barnesandnoble.com.
SEA TIME is about watches inspired by sailing, yachting and diving and features breathtaking images in and under the water. Written by two of my friends and colleagues — Aaron Sigmond and Mark Bernardo — the book also features a foreword by Clive Cussler and essays by several of our esteemed watch cohorts, including James Lamdin of Analog Shift, Xavier Markl of Monochrome, Jacob Sotak, and an Afterword by Blake Buettner.
The hardcover book consists of 240 pages with 150 color and black-and-white photos, with the principal photography by Peter Eaton Gurnz. The book follows the 2016 publication of best-selling DRIVE TIME: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing and a 2018 expanded edition.
“From the Rolex Submariner, Omega Seamaster, Panerai Luminor and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms to dive watches by DOXA, Tudor, Patek Philippe and Ulysse Nardin, SEA TIME: Watches Inspired by Sailing, Yachting and Diving takes a pinpoint-periscope look at more than 100 contemporary and vintage nautical-inspired mechanical timepieces.”
SEA TIME offers a comprehensive look into many superb timepieces throughout a century of diving. It explores water resistance and the mysteries of the sea’s tides. Chapters include “The Icons” (the dozen most classic dive watches ever made), “Sailing and Regatta Watches,” “Dive Watches” and a “By the Pool and at the Shore” chapter for those who like things a little less salty.
Sea Time will retail for $85.00.
About the authors, photographer and contributors:
Aaron Sigmond is an award-winning publisher, editor and author (and coauthor) of numerous luxury lifestyle books—seven of them on watches. His other books for Rizzoli New York include DRIVE TIME: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles and Racing published in 2016, and an updated edition in 2018.
Mark Bernardo is the senior editor of WatchTime, the leading specialty publication for wristwatch collectors and connoisseurs in the U.S.
Clive Cussler is a New York Times best-selling novelist and non-fiction writer whose books are often set in the maritime world. Cussler is also an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels).
Blake Buettner is an avid watch collector and journalist who serves as the Director of Watches at StockX, the “Stock Market of Things;” and was previously a long-time contributor to HODINKEE.
Peter Eaton Gurnz is a sculptor, painter, and fine art photographer who divides his time between Los Angeles, Martha’s Vineyard, and St. Barths.
James Lamdin is the founder of Analog/Shift, a unique lifestyle brand specializing in vintage wristwatches based in New York City.
Xavier Markl is the Business Development Director and Swiss editor of Monochrome Watches.
Jacob Sotak is Content Director for Gear Patrol, a print and digital adventure lifestyle publication; prior to that, he was editor-in-chief of SHIFTed, a print and digital men’s lifestyle periodical.