This October marks the release of Esquire's first Big Watch Book, a new publication dedicated in its entirety to the world of luxury wristwatches.
Whereas the vast majority of stand-alone watch titles tend to be impenetrably industry-focused, The Big Watch Book takes a fresh, informed and approachable look at the world of fine watches.
Produced and edited by the team behind Esquire's Big Black Book, in the first issue esteemed watch writer Gene Stone explores the history of time; watch world maverick Richard Mille opens the doors of his home to Johnny Davis; Andrew Harrison focuses his loupe on the rise of the smartwatch and Simon Garfield learns how to make his own IWC (kind of).
What's more, the Watch Book is available to buy with any one of six collectable covers, each featuring one of this year's biggest releases from the world's most important watch brands, including Patek Philippe, Omega and Tag Heuer.
Watch our behind the scenes video below for a taster – we should say that no watches were seriously harmed in the making of this film: