Watchmakers The Masters of Art Horology By Maxima Gallery

Dr. Jon

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Has anyone bought or looked at this book? If so you you recommend it?
 

Dr. Jon

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I finally bought a copy.

The book is a catalog of a traveling exhibit of modern watchmaking by some leading independent watchmakers. These are contemporary watches and I suspect they are for sale.

As watch books go this is a good one. I has a lot of very fine pictures of watches showing the dials hands movement and casework,

The makers are:
Hajime Asaoka
Ludovic Ballouard
Christophe Claret
George Daniels
Denis Flageollet (Under De Bethune)
Philipp Dufour
Laurent Ferrier
Rpmain Gauthier
Vianney Halter
Christain Klings
Jean Daniel Nicolas (for Raniel Roth)
Roger Smith
Kari Voutilainen

The book has few introductory essays and puff pieces.

The meat of the book is the sections on the makers. These begine with portraits of teh makers and some of the their shops. It show the dials cases and movements of the featured watches and has a summary of the key aspects such as the name of the watch its functions, its frequency and parts count.

Most of these are simple but very elegant watches.

Overall the book is a good job but it has a silly typo on the Geroge Daniels watch, which clearly has a date function which is omitted from the list of functions of the watch
 

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