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Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History

Barter (A.): The Watch - A Twentieth-Century Style History
NEW. 336 pages, 400 colour illustrations, 2019. Decade by decade, this new book charts the era's stylistic and design highlights and examines the development of specific genres of watches. The early rise of the wristwatch led to a golden age of watch production which was followed by the electronic watch and latterly the renaissance of the mechanical watch again. The major technological and design advances are all included. (Ref: N4881)
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Price: 45.00
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

Bonniksen (B.): The Karrusel Watch by its Inventor
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, circa 1970. This is a reprint of the booklet published in 1905 by Bonniksen to promote sales of his pocket watches with patented Karrusel movement. The booklet gives a technical description of the Karrusel mechanism together with details of the watches' success in the annual Kew Observatory trials and details of the various sizes and types of watch made by Bonniksen. Even the reprint is now hard to find. Very good copy (faded to spine), card covers. (Ref: K553 - BX1)

Price: 60.00

Breguet (E.): Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775

Breguet (E.): Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775
NEW. 452 pages, 512 illustrations, English language edition, 2017. The book's subtitle - The life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747 - 1823) tells us what to expect. Originally published in 1997, this book became a classic among horology enthusiasts and is a good history of the business from its beginnings to today. This updated edition is complete with new images, illustrations, and additional pages on the historic pieces acquired by the Breguet Museum since 2000. In deluxe slipcase, as issued.

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(Ref: N5087)
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Price: 150.00
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: 29.99

Breguet (E.) & Sabrier (J.-C.): Breguet in the Hermitage (catalogue)
O/P. 156 pages, illustrated, 2004. An excellent, well illustrated, catalogue of the exhibition of 128 watches, clocks and chronometers by Abraham-Louis Breguet, held at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in 2004. The exhibits came mainly from the Breguet Museum and the Hermitage Museum, with items from other European museums and private collections. A fine copy. (Ref: K4981 - E2)

Price: 75.00

Britten (F.J.): English Watch Work
O/P. 10 pages, illustrated, 1897. An extract from volume 38 of the monthly periodical 'Good Words', a magazine founded in 1860 and published monthly by Alexander Strachan, edited firstly by Norman Macleod, and later by his brother Donald Macleod. Publication ended in 1906. Good copy, stapled card covers. (Ref: K5145 - BX12)

Price: 6.00

Burton (S.H.): The Watch Collection of Stanley H. Burton
O/P. 456 pages, illustrated, 1981. The book describes and illustrates 900 complete pocket watches (70 in colour) as well as about 600 watch movements. A useful book for the serious student of pocket watches. A very good copy, with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K979 - E2)

Price: 40.00

Calame (R.): Indicateur Suisse de l'horlogerie / Swiss Watch Directory, 1960
O/P. 1222 pages, 47th edition, 1960. A comprehensive directory of the Swiss watch industry listing manufacturers, suppliers, shops, trademarks, trade associations, etc. The book also has a list of factories and the date they were established. A useful book for the researcher. The index is given in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish. A good copy, covers a little worn. (Ref: K5056 - T1)

Price: 35.00

Cardinal (C.): The Watch from its Origins to the XIXth Century
O/P. 237 pages, 106 colour and 74 b&w illustrations, first English language edition, 1989. A good book charting the development of pocket watches and especially the evolution of their case decoration. A very good copy with good dust jacket (light wear to top of spine). (Ref: K63 - H3)

Price: 30.00

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

Carrera (R.): Hours of Love / Les Heures de l'Amour Volume II
O/P. 111 pages, lots of illustrations in colour and b&w, 1993. A second volume of 'conversation piece' pocket watches and wristwatches with erotic scenes some with automata. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. [English and French languages] (Ref: K821 - H2)

Price: 95.00

Carrera (R.): Les Heures de L'Amour / Hours of Love / die Stunden der Liebe
O/P. 143 pages, illustrated (mostly in colour), no date. A short history of horological automata followed by descriptions and illustrations of enamelled and engraved watches with erotic automata. A very good copy with good dust jacket (faded to spine and worn to top of spine). [French, English & German languages] (Ref: K1105 - H3)

Price: 95.00

Chaille (F.): Girard-Perregaux
O/P. 224 pages, well illustrated mainly in colour, English language edition, 2004. A well produced account of the famous Swiss firm of Girard-Perregaux from its origins in 1791 to today. The book opens with a brief history of time and continues with the history of the company illustrating fine examples of pocket watches and wristwatches made during the last 200 years. A fine copy with fine dust jacket and good slipcase. (Ref: K704 - S3)

Price: 65.00

Chapuis (A.) & Jaquet (E.): The History of the Self-Winding Watch 1770 - 1931
O/P. 246 pages, 1st English edition, 1956. An interesting book and well worth reading. A very good copy (bookplate inside front cover, covers a little marked). (Ref: K75 - G6)

Price: 30.00

Clerizo (M.): Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking
O/P. 292 pages, 493 colour and 179 b&w illustrations, 2009. An interesting book about 11 independent master watchmakers including George Daniels, Vincent Calabrese, Philippe Dufour, Franck Muller and Roger Smith. The author interviewed all eleven and records their enthusiasm, passion and motivation in designing and making superb watches, each chapter beautifully illustrated with photographs of their work. The work of an additional 18 fine independent watchmakers is also discussed and illustrated. A fine copy very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4128 - Q3)

Price: 85.00

Clutton (C.): Collector's Collection
O/P. 96 pages, illustrated, 1974. An informative guide to a collection of pocket watches and clocks, including examples by important early makers such as Tompion, Arnold, Emery, Le Roy and Breguet. Also illustrated is the first watch produced in 1969 by George Daniels. Good copy with fair dust jacket. (Ref: K478 - B2)

Price: 15.00

Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time

Cologni (F.): Vacheron Constantin - Artists of Time
NEW. 353 pages, profusely illustrated mostly in colour, 2015. An excellent new book about the world's oldest still operating watch manufacturer. The first 200 pages document the company's long history, the innovations, the technical changes, and the watches produced. The remainder of the book focuses on the master watchmakers and their art (precision, horological complications, decoration and finishing) as well as the master artisans (designers, enamellers, Guillocheur, engravers and gem-setters). With dust jacket and card slipcase. (Ref: N3887)
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Price: 80.00

Coventry Watch Museum Project: The History of the Coventry Watch Industry Volume 1
O/P. 50 pages, illus., 1996. A good introduction to the Coventry watch industry. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2993 - BX11)

Price: 10.00

Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull

Croton (P.): Watchmakers of Hull
NEW. 176 pages, illustrated, 2020. A new book about almost 400 watchmakers who worked in Hull from about 1750 to 1950, with 45 colour illustrations of dials and movements and many other drawings and photographs of watchmakers and their premises. Soft covers. (Ref: N5032)

Price: 14.99

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