The Watch BookRegular price SFr. 90.00 Sale price Save SFr. -90.00
Gisbert L. Brunner
Te Neues , 2022
Volume II of The Watch Book follows on the successful and comprehensive earlier volume with a magnificently illustrated book about the additional functions and refinements of wristwatches - Includes an informative and entertaining text by watch expert Gisbert L. Brunner, author of Volume I. This well-documented chronicle of the most advanced features of the world's best timepieces will be a standard reference for watch collectors and aficionados Volume II of The Watch Book follows on the successful and comprehensive earlier volume with a magnificently illustrated book about the additional functions and refinements of wristwatches. For centuries, so-called complications - any feature of a mechanical timepiece beyond the display of hours, minutes and seconds - have embodied the crowning glory of fine mechanical watchmaking. Among the earliest of these are alarm clocks and calendar movements. Moon phase displays have also been known for several centuries. Striking movements can be considered among the most complex and technically elaborate additional functions, while finishing techniques such as skeletonizing, which is mainly done by hand, also characterize the high art of watchmaking. This superbly illustrated volume by watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner is dedicated to advanced functions of mechanical timepieces, their historical development and special technical features.
English - 224 Pages - 25 x 32 cm - 1,5 Kg