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Aubert (D.): Horlogers et Montres Exceptionnels de la Valle de Joux Volume II
O/P. 215 pages, illustrated, 1997. This second volume on clock and watch making in the Joux Valley includes chapters on musical watches, John-César Piguet, Charles Piguet, Paul Piguet-Capt, Alfred Aubert and Louis-Benjamin Audemars. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K1297 - B1)

Price: 60.00

Aubert (D.): La Valle des Montres et des Horlogers Exceptionnels Volume III
O/P. 231 pages, illustrated, 2006. This third volume on the Joux Valley includes chapters on Samuel-Oliver Meylan, Louis Piguet, Nicole et Capt and their successors of London and the Joux Valley, and Edmond Audemars. A fine copy. [French language] (Ref: K1298 - S3)

Price: 60.00

[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: 20.00

Balfour (M.): The Classic Watch
O/P. 192 pages, well illustrated in colour, 1989. An illustrated guide to the great watches and their makers from the first wristwatch to the present day. A large format hardback, good copy with dust jacket (the latter with some loss). (Ref: K2441 - Q3)

Price: 12.00

[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List

[Barraud & Lunds]: Illustrated Price List
NEW. 34 pages, illustrated, limited edition of 500 copies, 1997. A reprint of a price list originally issued circa 1895 by this firm famous for its watches and chronometers. The catalogue includes early ladies' wristwatches as well as pocket watches and bracket clocks. (Ref: N5165)
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Price: 15.00
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.): 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: 25.00

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.) & 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

Breitling: Breitling for Bentley (English language edition)
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated, 2005. A hardback catalogue of the wristwatches produced by the Swiss watchmaker Breitling S.A. for Bentley Motors Ltd, illustrating and describing the various watches in the Breitling for Bentley collection. With price list in US dollars. Very good copy (two lightly bruised corners). (Ref: K5114 - S1)

Price: 5.00

Breitling: Breitling for Bentley (French language edition)
O/P. 72 pages, illustrated, 2006. A hardback catalogue of the wristwatches produced by the Swiss watchmaker Breitling S.A. for Bentley Motors Ltd, illustrating and describing the various watches in the Breitling for Bentley collection. Fine good copy. [French language] (Ref: K5115 - N1)

Price: 5.00

Breitling: Breitling Sales Handbook (parts 1 & 2)

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: 15.00


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