The Self-Winding Watch 18th - 21st Century

Author: Jean-Claude Sabrier

307 pages, well illustrated

This book, by one of the world's foremost horological experts tells the story of one of the most important inventions in horological history - that of the self-winding watch - a timepiece that functions without requiring manual winding. Originally developed because it allowed the elimination of the winding hole, and thus protected the watch's mechanism from dust and shocks, it later came to be appreciated for more practical reasons.

Origins and Development of the Invention
Abraham Louis Perrelet (1729-1826)
Earliest Developments
Louis Recordon (1728-1824)
Abraham Louis Breguet and his Students
The Jaquet Droz and their Circle
Organisation of Production in Switzerland
Organisation of Production in France
Organisation of Production in Germany
Contemporary Self-Winding Watches
Self-Winding Wristwatches
New Developments in Self-Winding Watches
Index of Proper Names mentioned