The Magic of Watches: A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardback)
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The Magic of Watches: A Smart Introduction to Fine Watchmaking (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 30/01/2019
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For Neophytes - to learn the fundamentals, and appreciate the main features of a model, its qualities and weaknesses. For amateurs - to create the desire to know more about fine watches. For connoisseurs - to revise important concepts and even increase their knowledge. This new edition includes new illustrations. What is a beautiful watch? How do you make a good choice? The Magic of Watches explains how and why these little objects are so precious, fascinating and exciting. The book presents paradoxes: why a one-million-dollar watch might be less precise and more fragile than one that costs 15 dollars. It comes back to the origins of the measurement of time: how did we go from the water clock to the wristwatch? The book goes on to technique: how does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz one work?; delves into details: what is a 'complication' and when do we speak about 'chronometer'?; showcases art: how do we enamel a dial? The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.

Publisher: Watchprint com Sarl
ISBN: 9782940506286
Number of pages: 232
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm

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