Gisbert L. Brunner
The Watch Book
The renowned wristwatch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner shares his extensive expertise with us.
This exceptional volume is a significant historical directory and fantastic picture firework in one.
A tasteful gift for the watch collector and anyone who would like to become one.Few objects combine function, elegance and status as skilfully as a wristwatch. The choice of a personal timepiece can reveal a lot about us, because it shows the importance we attach to man's most precious possession. A mixture of precise mechanics, craftsmanship, precious materials and innovation characterises the true superlatives. In this volume, watch lovers can enjoy with all their senses a magnificently illustrated and superbly documented chronicle of the best timepieces in the world. It begins with an excursus on the meaning of time and its measurement by ticking gears. Then it captivates with portraits of 18 premium manufacturers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex or Cartier. These "biographies" trace the development of the most important addresses for perfect watchmaking from their earliest beginnings to the latest innovations and current models. They explore what exactly makes these houses so exceptional and tell of the remarkable achievements to which they owe their position as outstanding authorities in the European watchmaking industry.