Book List on Sophisticated Watches

  Book List on Sophisticated Watches

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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: Designers of Time

Author(s): Caroline Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847821921
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Title: Master Wristwatches

Author(s): Roberta Naas, Caroline Childers
ISBN 13: 9780847821914
Pages: 226
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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: 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: 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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