Gisbert L. Brunner

The Watch Book

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(2015)

(2015)

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.

 

 

Gisbert L. Brunner
Author
Price
€ 69,90 | $ 85 | £ 50
Pages
256
Images
740 color & b/w photographs
Format
25 x 32 cm | 9 5/6 x 12 3/5 in

Book title
The Watch Book
Subtitle
(2015)
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
Release date
15.8.2015
Format
25 x 32 cm | 9 5/6 x 12 3/5 in
Language
German, English & French
Pages
256
Images
740 color & b/w photographs
Price
€ 69,90 | $ 85 | £ 50
Weight
2,1 kg | 4.6 lb.
Finish / Special Book-Work
Hardcover with jacket
Category
Lifestyle
ISBN (DE)
978-3-8327-9858-1

Gisbert L. Brunner, born in 1947, has been involved with precision timepieces of all kinds since the 1960s, primarily wristwatches. During the quartz watch crisis in the 1970s, his love for the seemingly dying mechanical timepieces increased even more. His passion for collecting led to his first articles in the early 1980s. In the meantime, Brunner has published more than 15 books on the subject. He is in demand worldwide as a lecturer.

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