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Adams (A.): The World's Most Expensive Watches

Adams (A.): The World's Most Expensive Watches
NEW. 323 pages, 456 colour illustrations, 2014. This massive volume (3.5 kg and measuring 13½ x 11¼ x 1¼ inches (34 x 28½ x 3 cm)) opens with an explanation of expensive watches in terms of complications & mechanical features, precious materials & artistic technique, and historical importance & provenance. Over 100 wristwatches are illustrated and described from well known manufacturers such as Chopard, Breguet and Patek Philippe to the lesser known makers De Bethune, Jean Dunand and Roger W. Smith. With deluxe slipcase. (Ref: N3677)
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Price: 55.00
[Antiquorum]: The Art of Breguet [Geneva 14/04/1991] Leather Bound

[Antiquorum]: The Art of Breguet
O/P. 479 pages, illus., Geneva, 1991. The Antiquorum auction catalogue for 14 April 1991 with good descriptions and illustrations of 204 clocks, watches and marine chronometers, with interesting biographies of many of the original purchasers. A very useful reference book for Breguet enthusiasts. A fine copy, the pages clean and bright, top edge gilt, now beautifully bound in full green leather, the spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt tooling. A splendid book for a serious Breguet enthusiast. [Sale @ Geneva 14/04/1991]

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(Ref: K4323 - S1)
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Price: 175.00

[Antiquorum]: The Art of Horology in Geneva
O/P. An interesting 22 page essay on The Beginnings of Genevan Horology followed by 331 lots, all illustrated in colour, of pocket watches, wristwatches and singing bird boxes all designed and made by Geneva based makers and manufacturers. Good copy, card covers. [Sale @ Geneva 13 & 14/11/1999] (Ref: A269)

Price: 35.00

[Antiquorum]: The Art of Patek Philippe - Legendary Watches (including Calibre 89) [Geneva 09/04/1989]

[Antiquorum]: The Art of Patek Philippe - Legendary Watches (including Calibre 89)
O/P. 2 volumes. 301 lots of pocket watches and wristwatches all illustrated in colour. The sale included several watches commissioned, and originally owned, by the famous collector Henry Graves Jnr. Lot 301 was 'Calibre 89' a complicated astronomical clock-watch with 33 complications made by Patek Philippe to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. Lot 301 - 'Calibre 89' - has its own 57 page catalogue explaining all the functions of this unique watch, the most complicated ever made. A fine set of the two hardback catalogues, each with very good dust jacket. [Sale @ Geneva 09/04/1989] (Ref: A173)

Price: 85.00
Aubert (D.): Montres et Horlogers Exceptionnels De La Valle De Joux Volume 1

Aubert (D.): Montres et Horlogers Exceptionnels De La Valle De Joux Volume I
NEW. 203 pages, illustrated, 1993. The first volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This volume includes chapters about Aubert Frères, Emile Lecoultre, François Lecoultre, Charles-Ami Lecoultre-Piguet, astronomical watch Dent No. 32573 and equation watch Breguet No. 4377. [French language]

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(Ref: N1296)

Price: 105.00
Aubert (D.): Horlogers et Montres Exceptionnels De La Valle De Joux Volume II

Aubert (D.): Horlogers et Montres Exceptionnels De La Valle De Joux Volume II
NEW. 215 pages, illustrated, 1997. The second volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This second volume includes chapters on musical watches, John-César Piguet, Charles Piguet, Paul Piguet-Capt, Alfred Aubert and Louis-Benjamin Audemars. [French language]

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(Ref: N1297)

Price: 105.00
Aubert (D.): La Valle des Montres et des Horlogers exceptionnels  Volume III

Aubert (D.): La Valle des Montres et des Horlogers exceptionnels Volume III
NEW. 231 pages, illustrated, 2006. The third volume of a detailed history of watchmaking in the Vallée de Joux area of Switzerland from its origins to the present time. The industry's innovations and achievements are described in detail. This volume includes chapters on Samuel-Oliver Meylan, Louis Piguet, Nicole et Capt and their successors of London and the Joux Valley and Edmond Audemars. [French language] (Ref: N1298)

Price: 80.00

[Audemars Piguet]: Audemars Piguet Co-Sponsor of Alinghi, Defender of the 32nd America's Cup
O/P. 2 volumes. Part 1: A History of Performance, 36 pages, illustrated + CD; Part 2: Rising to the Challenge, 40 pages, illustrated + CD. Published, circa 2006, to promote the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Collection of wrist watches and the Team Alinghi Chronograph. Fine copy in deluxe box. (Ref: K3393 - X2)

Price: 25.00

Balfour (M.): Cult Watches - The World's Enduring Classics

Balfour (M.): Cult watches - The World's Enduring Classics
O/P. 192 pages, illustrated, 2007. A lavishly illustrated book with 30 of the most famous and most collectable wrist watch designs from 27 of the leading makers. The book starts with the 'Royal Oak' model by Audemars Piguet, includes the Cartier 'Tank' watch, the Jaeger LeCoultre 'Reverso' and ends with the 'Toledo' by Vacheron Constantin. An informative book for collectors and investors. Fine copy (bookplate on ffep) with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K1509 - C3)
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Price: 15.00

Balfour (M.): The Classic Watch
O/P. 192 pages, well illustrated in colour, reprinted 2005. An illustrated guide to the great watches and their makers from the first wristwatch to the present day. A large format hardback, very good copy with wery good dust jacket. (Ref: K2441 - Q3)

Price: 12.00

Bodet (F.): Breguet, The Story of a Passion 1973 - 1987

Bodet (F.): Breguet, The Story of a Passion 1973 - 1987
NEW. 128 pages, illustrated, 2015. By 1970 watchmaking had almost ceased at Breguet in Paris, and the famous business was purchased by the House of Chaumet. The author of this book managed Breguet from 1973 to 1987 and revitalised this famous brand, designing and making watches in a new factory in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. This is his story. (Ref: N3812)
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Price: 45.00
Borer (A.) & de Pesloan (G.L.): Richard Mille (to order)

Borer (A.) & de Pesloan (G.L.): Richard Mille
NEW. 240 pages, 200 colour and 22 b&w illustrations, 2010. A stunning photographic survey of the beautiful wristwatches created in Switzerland by Richard Mille, whose timepieces are instantly recognisable by the use of high-tech materials and incredible design. Richard Mille is a contemporary master of the art, and this book celebrates his craft. [English & French language]

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(Ref: P2210)
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Price: 90.00
Breguet (E.) & Chapman (M.): Breguet - Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

Breguet (E.) & Chapman (M.): Breguet - Art and Innovation in Watchmaking
NEW. 176 pages, 150 colour illustrations, 2015. A new book about Abraham-Louis Breguet who invented the self-winding watch, the first shock protection device, the first travel clock and the first wristwatch. A fascinating volume featuring over 70 watches and clocks by this famous maker. (Ref: N3844)
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Price: 24.99

[Breitling]: Instruments for Professionals
O/P. 168 pages, illus., 2001. A well produced sales catalogue with photographs of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and associated aeroplanes, with excellent photographs of the full range of Breitling watches. With separate price list (in GBP) . Good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K1613 - V1)

Price: 9.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Swiss Wristwatches: Chronology of Worldwide Success

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Swiss Wristwatches: Chronology of Worldwide Success
NEW. 252 pages, 648 illustrations, 1991. The history and development of Swiss wristwatch design in the 20th century. This book portrays the variety of forms and potential styling of cases, dials, and hands with information from catalogues, advertisements and manufacturers literature. All the well known firms such as Omega, Longines, Tavannes-Cyma, Breitling, Doxa, Universal, Movado, and Zenith are included. With price guide and dust jacket. (Ref: P1887)

Price: 58.50
Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches: A Handbook and Price Guide
NEW. 186 pages, 484 photographs, 6th edition, 2009. A useful handbook with historical information, a description of how mechanical wristwatches work, information on their preservation, care and repair, as well as a chapter on fakes and hybrids. A good popular introduction to the subject, with a section on Swatch watches. Card covers. (Ref: N1888)

Price: 19.50

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 512 pages, 2100 illustrations, 1999. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 84 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. With dust jacket. [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K1568 - F4)

Price: 35.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 512 pages, 2100 illustrations, 2006. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 84 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. A fine copy (bookplate on ffep). [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K4148 - CR8)

Price: 35.00

Cappelletti (M.) & Patrizzi (O.): Rolex - History, Icons and Record-Breaking Models

Cappelletti (M.) & Patrizzi (O.): Rolex - History, Icons and Record-Breaking Models
NEW. 152 pages, 150 colour illustrations, 2015. An excellent and affordable new book on the history of the Rolex watch company and its iconic watches produced since the founding of Wilsdorf and Davis in London, in 1905. (Ref: N3766)
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Price: 29.99
Cardinal (C.) et al: L'Homme et le Temps en Suisse 1291 - 1991

Cardinal (C.) et al: L'Homme et le Temps en Suisse 1291 - 1991
O/P. 400 pages, well illustrated, 1991. A detailed study of time, timekeeping, and the manufacture of timepieces in Switzerland. The book is divided into 3 sections: Man and Time in Switzerland; The Measurement of Time in Switzerland; Aspects of the Swiss Horological Industry. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K2704 - E1)
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Price: 95.00

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