Book List of Fashionable and Cool Watches

Book List of Fashionable and Cool Watches

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Title: About Time

Aimed at collectors, watch enthusiasts, and anyone with an interest in fashion, the book ranges from in-depth looks at specific models, including classics and contemporary timepieces, to overviews of pilot s watches, diver s watches, and ...
Author(s): Ivar Line
ISBN 13: 9780764349058
Pages: 240
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Title: The Watch Book

Few objects combine function, elegance, and status as well as a wristwatch. One's choice of chronograph reveals a great deal because it shows the value we place on the most precious resource of all-time. A blend of precise mechanics, craftsmanship, fine materials, and innovation distinguishes the truly superlative examples. In The Watch Book, readers can feast their eyes and minds on a magnificently-illustrated and well-documented chronicle of the world's best timepieces. First, we're treated to a brief discussion of the meaning of time and its measurement by ticking sets of gears and hands. Next we delve into more than 18 premium manufacturers, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier. These biographies of the most important names in top-end timekeeping trace the progressive development from their earliest days right up to the latest innovations and current models. We explore just what makes these houses outstanding, learning about the remarkable breakthroughs that established them as the crème de la crème of the European watch industry.
Author(s): Gisbert Brunner
ISBN 13: 9783832798581
Pages: 256
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Title: Fifty Watches That Changed the World

The watch has long been a favorite of the design world - both as an indication of the wearer's style and as a test of the designer's ethos and aesthetic.
Author(s): Alex Newson Design Museum
ISBN 13: 9781840916799
Pages: 112
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Title: Bulgari Serpenti Collection

Author(s): Fasel, Marion
ISBN 13: 9781614280903
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Title: Celebrity Watches

From Steve McQueen in the movie Le Mans with his now-famous TAG Heuer Monaco to James Bond’s tricky Rolexes, wristwatches are iconic fashion statements for both men and women. Here are movie and rock stars, super models, VIPs, and politicians and the watches they wear. Jackie Kennedy, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Claudia Schiffer, JFK, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, and many more are all here, sporting their trendy watches from Cartier, Bulgari, Hamilton, and other makers.

 

From auto racing to yachting, tennis, equestrian events, mountain climbing, and world exploration—wristwatches are there. And in movies and fashion shows, and on the world’s political stages, watches help make the man or woman.

Author(s): Vincent Daveau
ISBN 13: 9780760338360
Pages: 159
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Title: Great Timepieces of the World

Masterful timepieces, made by the hands of craftsmen in the mountains of Switzerland, are increasingly drawing the attention of collectors and connoisseurs around the world. The timepieces are fascinating not only because they keep precision time with engines built by man, but often because they offer more than time-telling features, such as mechanisms that record the times of athletes in competition, tell the lunar phase, signal the hour with a gong, or tell the time in several places over the world, all smoothly and intricately finished inside small cases that fit on the wrist.

Stunningly complex, tiny parts, some as thin as a hair, are assembled in designs so artful and beautiful that proud craftsmen leave their work open for display through sapphire glass in what are known as skeleton timepieces.

This book features full-color photographs of these treasures and traces man's obsession with time to today's present leaders in the watchmaking industry, including Breguet, Breitling, Blancpain, Franck Muller, Patek-Philippe, and Piaget.
Author(s): Roberta Naas, Caroline Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847820931
Pages: 200
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Title: Watches 2001

Author(s): Childers, Caroline
ISBN 13: 9780847823895
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Title: TAG Heuer (French Edition)

Author(s): Le Temps Maitrise
ISBN 13: 9782726896136
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Title: Piaget

From Paris to New York to Hollywood, from Geneva to Beijing, Piaget represents stylish elegance and technical prowess. This beautiful book traces the history of Piaget since its founding in 1874 to the present.
Author(s): Florence Müller
ISBN 13: 9781419716881
Pages: 344
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Title: Patek Philippe

Author(s): Mehltretter, J. Michael/
ISBN 13: 9780764342134
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Title: Beginner Watchmaking

Author(s): Swike, Tim A.
ISBN 13: 9781456451653
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Title: Practical Watch Repairing

Horology expert Donald de Carle reveals how to repair and adjust the modern watch.

The absorbing and everlasting subject of watch repairing has been dealt with in books in many languages throughout the years. But when de Carle first set out to write Practical Watch Repairing in 1946, it was with the intention of creating a textbook "that a watchmaker can understand, even if he can't read." With over 550 instructional black-and-white illustrations and an approach that assumes no prior watch-repairing experience, this book achieves and surpasses that lofty mission, and has been touted as "the best illustrated book on practical horology" (Horological Journal) ever written. For the readers in his audience, de Carle has provided well-informed discourse on every topic a watchmaker, or aspiring watchmaker, needs to know. With Practical Watch Repairing, even a layman can become a watch-repair specialist.

Author(s): Donald de Carle
ISBN 13: 9781602393578
Pages: 336
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Title: Girard-Perregaux

Wristwatches are the ultimate collector's item and this handsome volume chronicles the history of a Swiss watch manufactory that is an industry standard setter. Arriving at the crossroads of design and technology, Girard-Perregaux has created timepieces of superior quality and timeless elegance since 1791. The company designed the first wristwatch to replace the pocketwatch, set the quartz standard, built the timepieces used to record the first Zepplin flights and Formula I car races, and designed a watch exclusively for Ferrari owners. Few watchmakers can boast as fine a collection as Girard-Perregaux, which features luxurious "complications" such as the tourbillon mechanism covered by three gold bridges. In its unceasing quest for innovation and improvement, Girard-Perregaux has raised the mechanical movement of their watches to a degree of perfection. Such amazing design intricacies unfold in this book through a series of close-up photographs with vellum overlays that show the inner workings of the watches.
Author(s): Francois Chaille
ISBN 13: 9782080304650
Pages: 256
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Title: Breguet

This dazzling exploration of the work of renowned horologist Breguet is also a fascinating look at what makes watches and other timepieces tick.
Author(s): Emmanuel Breguet Martin Chapman
ISBN 13: 9783791354675
Pages: 176
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Title: Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to the Present

Breitling-one watch has made this name famous worldwide, the Navitimer. In 1952 this watch was a real sensation, for the chronograph along with the calculator made it possible for the pilot to carry out all necessary calculations during the flight. This made the Navitimer a valuable on-board instrument at that time, and a valuable collectible today. But Breitling did not develop watches just for pilots and aircraft industry. This book shows the whole spectrum of the firm's products since its founding in 1884, and gives the reader an informed insight into more than 100 years of the firm's history. Many photos, old catalogs and advertising material support the informative text. With the help of reference numbers, the collector can also locate individual watches chronologically. This fascinating portrait of the Breitling firm will enthrall all who appreciate fine mechanical precision.
Author(s): Benno Richter
ISBN 13: 9780764326707
Pages: 176
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Title: Moonwatch Only

"It is an indescribable reference work and a true must-have for every Speedmaster collector" Forbes "This book sets a new standard. Not only for books on the Omega Speedmaster, but for watch books in general.
Author(s): Grégoire Rossier Anthony Marquie
ISBN 13: 9782940506033
Pages: 496
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Title: Tag Heuer

Author(s): Foulkes, Nick
ISBN 13: 9782759404124
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Title: The Rolex Story

The brand with the crown is recognized worldwide as an invaluable sports implement and luxury product. In little more than one hundred years, it has become one of the most successful and innovative watch brands on the planet.
Author(s): Franz-Christoph Heel
ISBN 13: 9780764345975
Pages: 143
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Title: Audemars Piguet

Author(s): Chaille, Francois/ Sauvage,
ISBN 13: 9782080301598
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Title: Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700

How did a time-keeping device affect the growth of crafts guilds and the scientific research that led to the Industrial Revolution? Clocks and Culture is a brief history of the changes wrought by and on Europe over four hundred years due to technological advances in timekeeping and the rise of a time-aware culture. In his introduction, Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton University, puts this classic book in perspective.

Author(s): Carlo M. Cipolla
ISBN 13: 9780393324433
Pages: 182
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Title: The Worlds Most Expensive Watches

'The World's Most Expensive Watches' presents some of the most extravagant, intricate, collectable, decadent, or just plain interesting modern-day timepieces that sit at the top of the price spectrum.
Author(s): Ariel Adams
ISBN 13: 9781851497546
Pages: 324
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Title: Watch Repairing as a Hobby: An Essential Guide for Non-Professionals

A complete guide to the ins and outs of watch repair,
both for beginners and experts.

An unabridged reproduction of the work as it was originally published in London in 1948, Watch Repairing as a Hobby remains an indispensible guide to understanding how watches work.
Starting with the very basics of watch operation, Fletcher moves through the various tools required for repair, disassembling, and cleaning, as well as a troubleshooting guide for common ailments with detailed solutions.

This must-have guide is broken up into five key sections:

- How a watch works

- Tools and how to use them

- How to take down, clean, and reassemble a watch

- Common ailments of a watch

- More ailments

Watch Repairing as a Hobby takes a watch amateur from intrigued novice to skilled repairman. With dozens of illustrations to guide you through analysis and repair, this classic work is essential for anyone interested in watches and how they tick.

Never before has a how-to guide for watch repair been written in such an easy-to-utilize format, as seen through the eyes of a successful amateur. You don’t need to be a professional to enjoy and understand the nuances of watch repair—just a copy of this book nearby.

Author(s): D W. Fletcher
ISBN 13: 9781616086459
Pages: 80
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Title: Wrist Watches

The remainder of the book illustrates the major watch brands, focusing on their manufacturing ability and aesthetic pursuits.
Author(s): Paolo De Vecchi Alberto Uglietti
ISBN 13: 9788854408111
Pages: 296
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Title: Watches International

"The original annual of the world's finest wristwatches."
Author(s): Tourbillon International
ISBN 13: 9780847843046
Pages: 512
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Title: Grand Complications Vol. XI: Special Astronomical Watch Edition

This one-of-a-kind catalog features the highest-quality complicated timepieces from the world’s most luxurious watchmakers.
Author(s): Tourbillon International
ISBN 13: 9780847845552
Pages: 528
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Title: Wristwatch Annual 2013: The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, and Specifications

This fifteenth edition of the watch industry mainstay features over 1,400 of the world’s most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. With Wristwatch Annual, collectors have a wealth of information close at hand: the book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and within each producer’s section are specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and available variations of a particular model. A glossary and pronunciation guide help acclimate the reader to the world of fine timepieces, and, for prospective buyers, the addresses of all featured producers are listed together.

The elegant photography and layout will encourage people to peruse the year’s offerings for aesthetic appeal as well. The range of styles, from classic to modern, reflects the inclusive nature of this book, which watch collectors around the world will find both a handy reference and required reading.

Author(s): Peter Braun
ISBN 13: 9780789211347
Pages: 384
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Title: Twelve Faces of Time: Horological Virtuosos

Author(s): Doerr, Elizabeth , Baumgarten, Ralf
ISBN 13: 9783832793739
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Title: Watchmaking

The first and most comprehensive step-by-step guide on the subject, Watchmaking has become a classic in its own right. This new edition is updated to include a new section which discusses and illustrates a variety of the author’s own watches. The author's principal aim in writing this book has been to inspire and encourage the art of watchmaking, especially among a new generation of enthusiasts. The making of the precision timekeeper is described, step by step, and is illustrated at each stage with line drawings and brief explanatory captions. Great care has been taken to ensure the text is easy to follow and to avoid complicated technical descriptions.

Author(s): George Daniels
ISBN 13: 9780856677045
Pages: 462
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Title: Wristwatch Annual 2016

The clear photography, structured layout, and lively writing make this book a pleasure to read or just browse.
Author(s): Peter Braun
ISBN 13: 9780789212368
Pages: 352
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Title: Panerai

The recent history of Officine Panerai is exceptional: from small craft workshop to manufacturer of fine sports watches, it has become now a leading player on the world's markets, given the remarkable speed with which the brand has won the ...
Author(s): Marsilio
ISBN 13: 9788831720748
Pages: 232
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Title: The Watch Book II

The world of watches is in transition; so-called “smart watches” are playing a larger role. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people’s wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After the success of The Watch Book in 2015, the new follow-up volume, just as beautifully done, is a must-have. Informative text and many pictures highlight 22 additional watch brands and show their unique features and quirks. However, this book includes a much broader spectrum of timepieces than the previous volume: along with many watches that fall into the “affordable luxury” segment, there are timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. Along with longstanding traditional brands, the book profiles newer ones whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making The Watch Book II an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.
Author(s): Gisbert Brunner
ISBN 13: 9783832734213
Pages: 256
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Title: Fascination of Russian Watches

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Author(s): Michael H. Ceyp
ISBN 13: 9783929902860
Pages: 182
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Title: Girard-Perregaux

Author(s): François Chaille
ISBN 13: 9782080110695
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Title: The Mastery of Time

Author(s): Dominique Flechon
ISBN 13: 9782080200808
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Title: Mini Watch Bible, Volume 1

Author(s): De Baeck, Philippe
ISBN 13: 9789076886770
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Title: Watches International XVII

Showcasing the latest masterpieces from leading manufacturers, this is the most comprehensive and current guide on watches available. Now in its seventeenth edition, Watches International showcases the latest watches from around the world, from every major watchmaker including Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Bulgari, Hublot, Longines, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, TAG Heuer, and Zenith.
Author(s): Tourbillon International
ISBN 13: 9780847848430
Pages: 432
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Title: Chronograph Wristwatches: To Stop Time

Wrist chronographs are mechanical wristwatches that, in addition to their normal clockwork, have a mechanism that allows them to time short-term events. They are one of the most popular collecting areas in the broad spectrum of wristwatches because they are not yet too expensive and are available in large numbers. Until now they have not been studied systematically. Now Land and Meis offer this outstanding identification book. The text deals with the dial of the chronograph and all the indications that can possibly be read from it. There is also a technical section that shows the historical development of the chronograph mechanism. With collectors in mind the authors have arranged the illustrations by the indications on the dials. Pictures of the movements are always included with those of the chronographs. This book is a particularly useful identification book for collectors, dealers, and auction houses.
Author(s): Reinhard Meis
ISBN 13: 9780887405020
Pages: 246
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Title: Masters of the millennium

This book traces the distinguished history of the world's finest timepieces, searching the past and exploring the future of watches with regard to technology and design, new functions, features, and benefits: offering insight into the cross over between the fashion and jewelry worlds, detailing the pervasiveness of time in today's lifestyles and lives. Masters of the Millennium looks to newness - fields of exploration, the use of different materials in watchmaking, and the design direction of tomorrow's timepieces.

Features: Audemars Piguet, Bedat, Boucheron, Breitling, Chopard, Daniel JeanRichard, De Grisogono, Girard Perregaux, Kelek, Longines, Movado, Parmigiani Fleurier, Paul Picot, Perrelet, Tag Heuer, Versace, and more.

Author(s): Carolyn Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847822768
Pages: 244
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Title: Cartier the Tank Watch

Among all the timepieces created during the 20th century, the Tank watch, designed by the master jeweler Louis Cartier has remained the most long-lived and the most coveted by glamorous people around the world. Inspired by the modernistic design of the Renault tank and given to General Pershing in 1918, it was the first elegant wristwatch destined for the modern man of action. Adapted also for women, the Tank has been a constantly evolving masterpiece of the jeweler's art while remaining an object of practical design for an age of technological progress.

This elegant volume traces the story of the celebrated Tank from its inception in 1917 throughout the century, weaving history and anecdote, and linking its many variations to the other great designs for watches and jewelry from Cartier's long and distinguished production. An illustrated history in three parts covers the evolution of the design and tells the story of the famous people who wore them. This is followed by an extensively researched, comprehensive catalogue featuring more than 250 vintage models drawn from Cartier's archives as well as numerous private collections around the world.

The informative text and superb illustrations locate the Tank at the heart of Cartier's creations, and also in the context of contemporary watchmaking and objets d'art, where Cartier has always been an innovator. It presents the astonishing range of Tank forms from nearly a century of design--from the rare Tank Chinoise to the famous Must and the recent Tank Française--all of which have maintained the unique Cartier identity.

Drawing on Cartier's extensive archives--many published here for the first time--thissumptuous volume, with more than 540 illustrations, provides an essential resource for vintage watch collectors and for all those who admire Cartier's distinctive style and exquisite workmanship.
Author(s): Franco Cologni, Dominique Flechon
ISBN 13: 9782080136336
Pages: 264
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Title: Wristwatches: History of a Century's Development

The mechanical wristwatch is a cherished treasure. This newly revised book is designed for the collector, with a historical survey, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, and a glossary. Updated prices for various watches are included, along with a chapter on fakes, knock-offs, and hybrids. Information on the preservation, care, and repair of the watch rounds out the volume, making it an excellent reference for novice and experienced collectors alike.
Author(s): Helmut Kahlert
ISBN 13: 9780764321375
Pages: 400
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Title: Rolex

Including essays with a historical and technical slant, in-depth descriptions of the most representative pieces and a brief glossary, the pages in this book sparkle with golden hands, diamond-studded dials and patent-leather watchbands, ...
Author(s): Mara Cappelletti Osvaldo Patrizzi
ISBN 13: 9781851497836
Pages: 152
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Title: Cartier Time Art: Mechanics of Passion

Author(s): Skira , Forster, Jack , Hamani, Laziz
ISBN 13: 9788857209654
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Title: Rolex: 3,261 Wristwatches

Author(s): Imai, Kesaharu
ISBN 13: 9780764333804
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Title: Watches

Author(s): Miller, Judith
ISBN 13: 9781845334680
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Title: Rolex Highlights

This compact volume is a fine starting point for the novice collector and an efficient guide for the aficionado.
Author(s): Herbert James
ISBN 13: 9780764346842
Pages: 96
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Title: Grand Complications Volume X

This catalog features the highest-quality complicated timepieces from the world's most luxurious watchmakers. Published by Tourbillon International, this reference work for connoisseurs deals with each of the major horological complications by theme, from their history to their most recent developments.
Author(s): Tourbillon International
ISBN 13: 9780847843022
Pages: 544
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Title: The Story of a Watch Company

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Author(s): Estelle Fallet Francois Thiébaud Michael Lavin Elisabeth Ingles
ISBN 13: 9782940333028
Pages: 278
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Title: Omega Highlights

Author(s): Mutzlitz, Henning
ISBN 13: 9780764342127
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Title: Master Wristwatches

Author(s): Roberta Naas, Caroline Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847821914
Pages: 226
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Title: Swatch: A Guide for Connoisseurs and Collectors

In SWATCH Frank Edwards documents the origins and developments of Swatch designs, and shows some of the very best made since 1983. The core of this book is a gallery of hundreds of the most beautiful designs.

Author(s): Frank Edwards
ISBN 13: 9781552091197
Pages: 160
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Title: Watches International

Author(s): Tourbillon International (COR)
ISBN 13: 9780847836024
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Title: Soon Timepiece Phenomena

This collection of concept watches rendered in Photoshop possess such beauty and drama, you ll wish they weren t make-believe!"
Author(s): Olivier Gamiette
ISBN 13: 9781624650253
Pages: 128
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Title: Watches

The collections are brought up to the minute with the inclusion of early examples of electro-mechanical watches and the quartz revolution.
Author(s): David Thompson Saul Peckham
ISBN 13: 9780714151106
Pages: 176
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Title: Cartier: The Tank Watch

Author(s): Cologni, Franco
ISBN 13: 9782080201317
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Title: Wristwatch Annual 2014

Author(s): Peter Braun
ISBN 13: 9780789211484
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Title: Designers of Time

Author(s): Caroline Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847821921
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Title: Jaquet Droz Mechanical Poetry

Author(s): Gregory Pons Staff
ISBN 13: 9782759401710
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