Gisbert L. Brunner

The Watch Book

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More than Time Vol 2 (2022)

More than Time Vol 2 (2022)

  • The second volume of the successful and comprehensive standard work dealing with the additional functions and refinements of wristwatches - the supreme discipline of the watchmaker's art
  • Continues the best-selling Watch Books series
  • As always, with informative and entertaining text by leading watch expert Gisbert L. Brunner

For centuries, so-called "complications" have embodied the pinnacle of fine mechanical watchmaking. Among the earliest of these are alarm clocks and calendar movements. Moon phase displays have also been known for several centuries. Chiming movements can be considered the most technically and handcrafted additional functions. However, finishing techniques such as skeletonizing, which is mainly done by hand, also characterize the high art of watchmaking.

Incidentally, the complication and finishing scale is almost completely open at the top. Experienced watchmakers combine additional functions and refinements at will. This second volume of the Watch Book - More than Time is dedicated to further additional functions of mechanical timepieces, their historical development and technical features. These are illustrated by numerous photographs and informative as well as entertaining texts by the successful author Gisbert L. Brunner.

Topics:
- Hands and numerals
- Spring
- Astronomical display (moon phases etc.)
- tides
- Double balance
- Alarm clock
- Altitude/depth measurement
- Skeletonizing

Gisbert L. Brunner
Author
Price
€ 70 | $ 95 | £ 59.95
Pages
224
Images
appr. 500 color & b/w photographs
Format
24,5 x 31,4 cm | 9 5/8 x 12 3/8 in

Book title
The Watch Book
Subtitle
More than Time Vol 2 (2022)
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
Release date
18.7.2022
Format
24,5 x 31,4 cm | 9 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
Language
German & English
Pages
224
Images
appr. 500 color & b/w photographs
Price
€ 70 | $ 95 | £ 59.95
Finish / Special Book-Work
Hardcover
Category
Lifestyle, New releases
ISBN (DE)
978-3-96171-360-8

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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