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The History of Watches

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Overview

The British MuseumGÇÖs collection of watches is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. With examples ranging from sixteenth-century early stack freed watches (the first with built-in mechanisms to prevent them from running faster as their mainsprings wound down) to decorative watches of the seventeenth century, from precision made chronometers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to mass-produced watches of the modern era, the collection follows the complete history of the watch through an incredible 500 years. Strikingly illustrated with 250 color images, this authoritative compendium presents that history with a range and depth unequaled by any other book. All the major makers of Europe and America are represented in its pages, many with multiple examples. Here you will find gems from the London workshops of Thomas Tompion, whose reputation stretched far and wide even in his own time; samples from the craftsmanship of Swiss-born Abraham Louis Breguet, who supplied the finest and costliest watches to the crown heads and aristocratic families of the Western world; and many other exquisite masterworks. Saul PeckhamGÇÖs photographycaptures every finely-wrought detail, from the ornamentation of faces to the precision and intricacy of gears. An essential volume for horologists, collectors, and aficionados alike, The History of Watches will take you on a fascinating journey through time as recorded by the worldGÇÖs most illustrious timepieces.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    David Thompson, Saul Peckham
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    175
    Publisher:
    Abbeville Publishing Group (February 26, 2008)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780789209184
    ISBN-10:
    0789209187
    Weight:
    39.5oz
    Dimensions:
    10" x 10"
    Case Pack:
    10
    File:
    Eloquence-Perseus_Distribution_01032017_complete_onix21-20170105.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    As low as:
    $33.30
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