The making of this project involved a meticulous research and selection of the objects, many of which travelled the world to reach Rome under the photographer’s lens; an attention for details so as to enhance the beauty and the peculiarities of each single watch. Hence the desire to give an external shape that was equally refined. Featuring a masterful workmanship, the book exhibits a prestigious bright orange half linen binding and a hardback cover. Internally, the particular stucco-finished pages give life to a very valuable paper, which offers a stunning photographic and colour depth as well as keeping the fine physical properties of the hand made paper. The book features a 25 x 33 cm format, 4 kg weight and comes along with a highly refined midnight blue lined slipcase displaying an imprinted logo.
• 292 pages
• 541 original photographs
• Half linen binding
• Stucco-finished paper
• English language
• Released in February 2020
• 25 x 33 x 5 cm
• 4 kg case included
• Lined presentation slipcase with imprinted logo
Fabio Santinelli is a professional still life photographer since the Seventies. Fabio’s vision of photography is the result of long studies and experimentations based on plays of light and shadows, carried out during all those years of partnership with Pino Abbrescia. His ultimate goal as photographer is to enhance and reveal the essential nature of things, turning industrial products into artworks.
Paolo Gobbi is a renowned journalist, photographer and globe-trotter from Rome, Italy. He spends the majority of his time traveling all over the world, to tour watch factories and report on the latest watch collections and high-end watch auctions. Currently a writer, contributing photographer and director of specialized magazines, he also works as an independent journalist for distinguished names in the Italian press.
Naomi Ornstein, besides curating the English texts, has always covered the role of editorial coordinator of the Pucci Papaleo Editions. In the making of the books her key role is also to ensure a consistent basis of the many technical, historical and collecting information as well as the follow-up and sharing of each single data.
Ross Povey is the founder and owner of TudorCollector.com and is regarded as the world’s leading expert on vintage Tudor watches. His other horological passion is Perpetual Daytonas. Ross writes for and has contributed to some of the most influential, horological on-line platforms and publications, including; Revolution, Bulang & Sons, The Telegraph, The Rake, Watchonista, Hodinkee, QP and The Vintage Rolex Forum.