The Magic of Watches
A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking
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- For Neophytes - to learn the fundamentals, and appreciate the main features of a model, its qualities and weaknesses. For amateurs - to create the desire to know more about fine watches. For connoisseurs - to revise important concepts and even increase their knowledge
- This new edition includes new illustrations
Full DescriptionWhat is a beautiful watch? How do you make a good choice? The Magic of Watches explains how and why these little objects are so precious, fascinating and exciting. The book presents paradoxes: why a one-million-dollar watch might be less precise and more fragile than one that costs 15 dollars. It comes back to the origins of the measurement of time: how did we go from the water clock to the wristwatch? The book goes on to technique: how does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz one work?; delves into details: what is a ‘complication’ and when do we speak about ‘chronometer’?; showcases art: how do we enamel a dial?
The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.
- 9th Jan 2019
- USA & Canada
- 5.51 in x 8.27 in
- 232 Pages