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[Antiquorum]: Omegamania - Thematic Auction Important Omega Collector's Timepieces
O/P. 300 lots all illustrated in colour. The sale was an Omega collectors dream, mainly wristwatches with a few pocket watches and a few clocks, and included the actual watch worn by James Bond in Casino Royale. A very good copy. Card covers. [Sale @ Geneva 14 & 15/04/2007] (Ref: A172)

Price: 75.00

[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

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 very good dust jacket. (Ref: K2441 - Q3)

Price: 12.00

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

Bodet (F.): L'histoire d'une passion, Breguet 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. [French language] (Ref: N4396)

Price: 45.00

Bonello: Katalog fr Swatch-Uhren
O/P. 252 pages plus index, 700 illustrations, 1992. A catalogue of all the official Swatch wristwatches produced between 1983 and 1992 each with an average collector's value in 7 currencies. A very good copy, card covers. [German, English, French & Italian languages] (Ref: K4423 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

Braun (P.): Wristwatch Annual 2009 - The Catalog of Producers, Prices, Models, & Specifications
O/P. 456 pages, illustrated, 2009. An annual publication with lavish illustrations and details of most of the leading makes of wristwatches including Breguet, Chopard, Glashütte, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Vacheron, etc. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K2830 - S3)

Price: 10.00

[Breguet]: The Breguet Collections 2013-2014
O/P. 287 pages, illustrated. A sales catalogue for Breguet's wristwatches, including the Classique, Marine, Héritage and Reine de Naples collections. A very good copy. (Ref: K4112 - S2)

Price: 10.00

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

Breitling: Breitling Sales Handbook (parts 1 & 2)
O/P. A handbook, produced circa 2005, to inform specialist retailers about Breitling watches and the Breitling brand. Part 1 covers the Navitimer, Windrider, Professional, Aeromarine and 'Breitling for Bentley' ranges of watches with details of functions, special features, dial options, straps, etc. Part 2 covers 'Useful Tips for Caring for your Watch', 'Special Characteristics', Technology, and a brief history of the brand. A wealth of information for the enthusiast. Two volumes, spiral bound in hard covers, housed in original slipcase, all in very good condition. (Ref: K1430 - H5)

Price: 45.00

[Breitling]: Instruments for Professionals
O/P. 192 pages, illus., 2004. A well produced sales catalogue with photographs of the Reno Pylon Races and associated aeroplanes, with excellent photographs of the full range of Breitling watches. Fine copy, card covers. (Ref: K1613 - D1)

Price: 9.00

[Breitling]: Instruments for Professionals
O/P. 168 pages, illus., 1999. A well produced sales catalogue with photographs of the Breitling Orbiter 3 and excellent photographs of the full range of Breitling watches. With separate price list. Very good copy. Card covers. (Ref: K4418 - S1)

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: 17.99

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: 18.00

Brunner (G.L.) & Pfeiffer-Belli (C.): Wristwatches / Armbanduhren / Montres-bracelets
O/P. 400 pages, well illustrated, 2014. The success of the wristwatch in the 20th century is told here through the story of 81 of the century's most prominent watch producers. Some of the makers included were famous in their day but have long been forgotten. This is a special edition of the book with the same title, by the same authors published in 1999, much of the text is the same but there are some revisions and updates. A fine copy. [Text in English, French and German] (Ref: K5086 - N3)

Price: 25.00

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.) 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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