The Book Tower, an Italian Renaissance-style skyscraper located in the heart of downtown Detroit, is one of the city’s oldest and most spectacular architectural highlights. The Shinola Book watch takes its signature ovalene shape from a remarkable third-floor skylight, a stunning feat of glass and iron work that bears witness to the glory of Detroit design, history, and craft.
This first edition of our Book watch features a uniquely Michigan heart: A polished Petoskey stone dial. Surrounding the open face, find a dazzling diamond bezel that harkens to the glasswork of the Book skylight. Finished with micron gold plating and an alligator strap, this petite 25mm watch is a work of art and wonder.
Engrave the case back of the Book to make it uniquely your own.
Note: Petoskey stone can vary in pattern and color. No two are the same.
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Book Tower, an Italian Renaissance-style skyscraper in the heart of downtown Detroit, is one of the city’s oldest and most spectacular architectural highlights.
The Book watch takes its shape from the tower’s third-floor skylight, a stunning work of glass and iron that bears witness to Detroit design, history, and craft.
From the elegant gold plating to the dazzling diamond bezel, it marks the beginning of a renaissance in the art of Shinola watchmaking.
An architecturally inspired 25mm case features an elegant natural dome-like curve.
Filled with high-clarity grade VS1 full-cut diamonds—the top five percent of all gem-quality stones. Featuring 58 facets, they shine brighter due to their brilliance.
A truly unique leather, every alligator strap is one-of-a-kind in its patterns, lines, and textures and is sewn in the USA.
At 10 microns thick, the Book’s gold plating is above and beyond the standard in jewelry-making.
Petoskey Stone Dial
Native to the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula, the Petoskey is an organic gemstone with a six-sided sunray pattern. No two are like.
Engravable Case Back
Make it truly your own with an engraving on the case back.
This high-accuracy quartz movement—hand-assembled in Detroit with Swiss and other imported parts—drives the hours and minutes with precision.
The petite 25mm case of the Book is crafted from long-lasting stainless steel, plated with micron gold. This luxurious finish gives the Book an elevated elegance and long-lasting strength. A radiant diamond pavé bezel and sapphire crystal complete this stunning timepiece.
Petoskey Stone Dial
The slender oval dial of the Book is crafted from Petoskey stone, a natural gemstone native to the beaches of Northern Michigan. The six-sided sun rays of this precious and storied stone shine in the open dial, which features elegant gold hands and the gold Shinola Detroit mark.
Remarkable to the touch, the premium Alligator leather strap is crafted to last and will patina beautifully over time.
Worthy Of What It Holds Inside
Made with care, this leather watch box is worthy of the treasure it protects. Natural grain leather and a soft-to-the-touch interior keep your timepiece safe for generations to come.
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