The Jürgensen Dynasty
represents four generations of extraordinary watchmakers working in two countries: Denmark and Switzerland. Urban Jürgensen (1776-1830) is perhaps the most renowned member of the family. He was among the most innovative personalities of the Danish Golden Age and internationally one of the most prominent watchmakers of his time. His contributions to the development of horology were significant and he was one of the first watchmakers and inventors to be recognised by the scientific establishment with his innovations in technology and science earning him a place in the Royal Danish Academy of science. In this manner, the book presents a broader cultural aspect of Danish history than the title at first suggests. It is a document of the art of watchmaking, as it is still exercised by the continuing production of Urban Jürgensen & Sønner timepieces today. Contents: The founding Father: Jürgen Jürgensen; Urban Jürgensen 2nd generation; Urban Jürgensen's timekeepers and instruments; Jules I and Louis Urban Jürgensen the 3rd generation; Jules II and Jacques Alfred Jürgensen the 4th generation; Urban Jürgensen & Sønner today.