Alexander Barter spent more than a decade at Sotheby's watch division, becoming its Deputy Worldwide Head in 2005. In 2009 he founded his own company, Black Bough. He is a member of the Antiquarian Horological Society and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, the oldest surviving horological institution in the world.
"More than a visual treat, author Alexander Barter backs up the
horological eye candy with insight and substantive context...A
great gift for watch fans or as a classy coffee table appointment."
"Alexander Barter's new book, The Watch, is the antidote to decades of watch publishing mediocrity..."-Robb Report
"With Christmas, Chanukah and other gift-giving/receiving events nearing, note please the timely (see what I did there?) arrival of a superb new book you'll want both for yourself and to present to a fellow watch lover. Published this week, The Watch - A Twentieth Century Style History serves both the newbie and the seasoned enthusiast, and it's a book you'll leave on coffee-table or bedside for constant referral." -Revolution.com