Independent Watchmakers

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Steve Huyton

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ACC Art Books
Territory: World
Size: 260 mm x 237 mm
Pages: 240
Illustrations: 164 colour

RRP £35.00

  • Collects 60 high-quality watches from independent makers, many of which are one-of-a-kind and have never before appeared in print
  • With a focus on design over price, these watches range from the affordable to the luxurious
  • Text by Steve Huyton, design blogger and founder of the Paolo Mathai Horology label

With a foreword from Jean-Marie Schaller, founder and creative director of Louis Moinet, this book introduces some of the most elegant watches the horological world has to offer, including several one-of-a-kind pieces that have never before appeared in print. Many of these ateliers handcraft both the watches and their complicated mechanical movements in-house. The level of expertise and craftsmanship involved is truly dazzling.

Featuring such stunning timepieces as the 15.48 Driver Watch, the Andreas Strehler Time Shadow and the Antoine Preziuso Chronometer, Tourbillon of Tourbillons, this expertly curated collection of watch profiles will catch the eye of any true enthusiast.

Steve Huyton looks beyond the price tag, featuring affordable options of particular artistic merit as well as pieces from the luxury end of the scale. Discover the hidden gems of the watchmaking business - 60 independent artisans counted among the finest makers in the world.

Includes the work of: Hajime Asaoka, Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk), Aaron Becsei, Vincent Calabrese, Konstantin Chaykin, Bernhard Lederer (BLU), Masahiro Kikuno, Vianney Halter, Antoine Preziuso and Andreas Strehler, among others.

Steve Huyton specialises in reviewing everything from gourmet honey to architecture on his blog, 'Total Design Reviews'. Watches are a passion; Huyton developed his own label, Paolo Mathai Horology, which crafts unique timepieces in close collaboration with clients and architects. Huyton created two bespoke timepieces especially for this book, 'Hemisphere' and 'Pure Carbon'.

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