The Watch Book Rolex Review & Complete Guide

The Watch Book Rolex

The Watch Book Rolex Review & Guide

This is one of the most, if not the most popular books about Rolex watches.

The watch book Rolex, written by Gisbert L. Brunner and combines inspirational photos with in-depth and valuable information. It is a solid and robust coffee table book that looks beautiful as is, as interior decor, but most importantly, ensures a great read for any watch enthusiast.

This is the ultimate book about Rolex, its models, and its history. It contains hundreds of photos and plenty of information about perhaps the most legendary and iconic watch brand in the world. It is simply a must-have for any watch enthusiast and collector.

What is so great about this book is that it is almost an Encyclopedia for Rolex watches, but by no means does it ever feel boring thanks to the beautiful illustrations. Speaking of the illustrations, the book is packed with lots of beautiful images in different sizes, designs, and from different times. As a coffee table book, it is really nice to have full-page photos. In addition to this, the book has also added a number of different vintage Rolex advertisements which shows how Rolex promoted different watches during different times.

Whilst the book puts a lot of focus on Rolex’s history and vintage models, it also highlights present time and modern Rolex watches. In this book, you will be able to experience rare Rolex timepieces, the stories behind them, and important details.

The Watch Book Rolex

The book will take you on a journey from 1905 when Hans Wilsdorf founded what would eventually become Rolex. It has a perfect balance between historical models and information, as well as modern timepieces, allowing you to better understand Rolex as a brand and its watches back in the days and in modern times. Naturally, this is how the book begins, and moving through the pages it also goes through important milestones in the history of Rolex in chronological order.

The book also goes through a number of different important references such as the Paul Newman Daytona, Explorer 1016, and many more legendary and iconic timepieces.

In addition to this, the book also uncovers rare timepieces such as prototypes, The Daytona 116598-SE, and much more.

The conclusion?

The Watch Book Rolex is a must-have book in every collection. It has a perfect combination of valuable information, history, and in-depth information and therefore works as an encyclopedia of Rolex watches.

Worth having in mind is that this book has been released in several updated versions. This is the latest updated and extended version.


  • 256 pages
  • 200 illustrations
  • Language: English
  • Author: Gisbert L. Brunner
  • Publishing: teNeues Publishing
  • Measurements: 32,5 x 25,5 x 3 cm
  • Hardcover with green soft material on top

The Watch Book Rolex by Gisbert L Brunner

Top 5 Audemars Piguet Books [List & Guide]

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Top 5 Audemars Piguet Books

Audemars Piguet is one of the most well-known and prestigious watch brands in the world.

Founded in 1875, the company is also a brand with a long and rich heritage and history. The company has been family-owned since its founding, and has for a long time specialized in haute horology, with beautiful watches made to perfection with incredible attention to detail. Audemars Piguet also highlights its expertise by developing complicated wristwatches including annual calendars, tourbillons, grand complications, and much more. In fact, Audemars Piguet’s created the world’s first minute repeater wristwatch in 1892.

Today, Audemars Piguet is synonymous with the legendary Royal Oak which was originally released in 1972. It’s safe to say that the Royal Oak is one of the most iconic watches in the world.

In this article, we will focus specifically on books about Audemars Piguet Books. Whether you are an Audemars Piguet collector looking to learn more about vintage watches, want to learn more about the brand’s history, or just want a nice coffee table book with beautiful imagery of your favorite brand, you should be able to find a book that you will like in this list.

Without further ado, let’s dig in.

Best Audemars Piguet Books

Audemars Piguet 20th Century Complicated Wristwatches Hardcover 

This hardcover book works as a great coffee table book, but it is its contents that is most important.

This book is focused on the history of Audemars Piguet’s complicated wristwatches. It features thorough and in-depth research about its historic wristwatches. It provides valuable information that you’ll unlikely are able to find anywhere else. It highlights the entire story Audemars Piguet’s complicated wristwatches , complemented with beautiful quality imagery. It also features archival images, product and technical specifications about a total of 550 rare and complicated timepieces.

With that said, it is simply a must-have for every watch enthusiast.

ROYAL OAK – Audemars Piguet Hardcover

Obviously, there has to be a book about Audemars Piguet’s most important and legendary timepiece.

The Royal Oak book is launched by Audemars Piguet themselves to mark the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak. With that said, it includes valuable in-depth information about the history and evolution of this model, and what better source than from Audemars Piguet themselves which has access to information that no-one else has.

The book has 300 pages, all dedicated to the history of this legendary model. It features beautiful illustrations, vintage Royal Oaks, testimonies, historical anecdotes, both from the present and the history.

This is why this is simply a must-have book.

Audemars Piguet: Masterpieces of Classical Watchmaking Hardcover

As the name suggests, this book is focused on Audemars Piguet masterpieces, in the form of rare and complicated timepieces. It consists of 285 pages with 466 stunning illustrations of Audemars Piguet timepieces.

This book is a true collector’s piece with a focus on vintage Audemars Piguet timepieces which is perfect if you just want to look through beautiful images and get inspired or learn more about the brand’s timepieces. It contains lots of interesting vintage photos and ads which allows you to really dig deep into the brand’s very interesting history.

Audemars Piguet: Master Watchmaker Since 1875 Hardcover

This stylish all-green hardcover coffee table book. It goes all the way back to the origins and beginnings of the brand up until modern day with beautiful imagery and great information.

On several pages, it focuses only on the Royal Oak and its history which is welcomed seeing it is the single most important timepiece from the brand. It is truly a valuable resource with great information, interesting historical details, as well as striking imagery. It offers everything you can expect in a book about a watch brand. 

Audemars Piguet 2011 Collections: Le maitre de l’Horlogerie Depuis 1875 Hardcover

If we could list all the Audemars Piguet collections books, we would, but Audemars Piguet only makes one edition per year, and as time passes, they become more and more difficult to get a hold of. Every AP enthusiast should however at least try to build a collection of all the ”AP collections” books over the years.

These books contain Audemars Piguet’s full collection of timepieces on that particular year, which gives you a valuable insight into the different watches over the years, including novelties and discontinued pieces. They also contain specifications and details about each timepiece, apart from beautiful imagery as well.

If nothing else, the thrill of hunting all of them down is as exciting as hunting a specific watch and building your collection, so why not start with this 2011 edition?

Top 9 Best Patek Philippe Watch Books

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Top 9 best Patek Philippe Watch Books

Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world. The brand has a long and rich history and heritage of making fine timepieces with the utmost attention to detail. It is easy to see how Patek Philippe has established an almost legendary status considering the fact that Patek Philippe watches are some of the best in the world in terms of attention to detail and craftsmanship.

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