BOOKS TO READ…


BOOKS TO READ…
Europa Star WorldWatchWeb, 16 March 2016   

CHRONOGRAPHS FOR COLLECTORS

CHRONOGRAPHS FOR COLLECTORS
CHRONOGRAPHS FOR COLLECTORS
by Joël Pynson and Sébastien Chaulmontet

An original reference work that traces the history of chronographs which have made their mark on the 20th century. 30 detailed chapters, lavishly illustrated with 450 previously unpublished photographs, describing, comparing and eveluating the watches in detail. Legendary chronographs such as the Omega Speedmaster, Heuer Carrera, Rolex Daytona, Longines 13 ZN, Universal Tri-Compax, Breitling Navitimer, Zenith El Primero and more can be found between its covers together with their principal variants. And there are numerous other, often overlooked, classics: for example the Mido Multi-Centerchrono, Minerva 13/20, Excelsior Park 4, Index-Mobile of Dubey & Schaldenbrand, Eberhard Contodat, Enicar Jet Graph and many others. You can even find details about those rare pearls such as the Invicta Chrono-Sport, Blancpain Air Command and Angelus Chrono-Datoluxe. The work gives the amateur the chance to discover all the richness and variety of collectable chronographs. To the expert collector it gives valuable advice that will refine their knowledge and lead to pastures new. It has taken no fewer than two doctors to bring this enterprise to fruition and it has been more than three years in the making.

• 232 pages • format: 24x28 cm • price CHF 160

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TWELVE: WATCH BUYER ’S JOURNAL

TWELVE: WATCH BUYER 'S JOURNAL
TWELVE: WATCH BUYER ’S JOURNAL
by Jacob Tomkins / Contributors : Andrew Hildreth, Simon de Burton, Ken Kessler

This book provides watch lovers with the tools to become more informed buyers. It examines watches in the same way as any valuable investment; through fact and not opinion. It covers subjects like history, materials, artisanal skill and longevity within watches, alongside factual information on auction prices and performance tracking. Issue One is the start of a desirable collection of its own – the first of twelve editorial issues as valuable to a collector or watch lover as any of their most prized purchases. Contents: Understanding Value – Buying Vs Collecting – Complications – Longevity – Materials Science – Case Manufacturing – How To Collect – The Internet – Auction Index – Brands and Milestones – Observatory Competitions – Industry Profiles Hand made cloth-covered slip case, soft cover, foil pressed, limited print run.

• 150 pages • color ill. • format: 176 x 250 cm • price: CHF 90

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ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA, THE MINI EDITION

ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA, THE MINI EDITION
ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA, THE MINI EDITION
by Paolo Gobbi, Pino Abbrescia, Fabio Santinelli

The infinite world of Daytona in the palm of one’s hand. All the captivating appeal of the Rolex sports icon encompassed in a sophisticated miniature. The right synthesis of inimitable beauty. The compact version of “Ultimate Rolex Daytona” was created with this objective in mind: emphasising the detail of unique images, preparing them in a format that is small as well as precious. A capsule version of a text summarising the over 50-years life span of the Daytona, going over all the milestones that marked the existence of one of the watches that changed forever the history of collectibles. Few words for many stories, a miniature book describing a giant in the world of watchmaking.

• 608 pages • 2,000 colour ill. • format: 17 x 13.6 cm incl. case • price: CHF 415

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IN STEP WITH TIME: FROM SWISS INDUSTRIES FAIR TO MCH GROUP

N STEP WITH TIME: FROM SWISS INDUSTRIES FAIR TO MCH GROUP
N STEP WITH TIME: FROM SWISS INDUSTRIES FAIR TO MCH GROUP
by Patrick Kury & Esther Baur

In 1917 the Swiss Industries Fair in Basel opened its doors for the first time. Over the course of the last hundred years the event has grown from a national display of Swiss Industry into an international corporation operating numerous fairs and events of its own, in Switzerland as well as abroad, including the world-renowned watch and jewellery fair Baselworld and Art Basel. Every year the fairs bring together hundreds of thousands of visitors and exhibitors to do business and create new networks. In this richly illustrated volume thirteen authors tell of the courage of the founding years, the rise of the fair to a national institution and of its success in the international fair industry.

• 368 pages • format: 24 x 28 cm • Price: CHF 59

Source: Europa Star February/March 2016 Magazine Issue

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VAN CLEEF, POETRY OF TIME

VAN CLEEF, POETRY OF TIME
VAN CLEEF, POETRY OF TIME

The legendary business of Van Cleef & Arpels was established in Paris in 1898, following the marriage of Alfred Van Cleef and Estelle Arpels. The couple, along with Estelle’s brother Charles Arpels, opened their first boutique in 1906, soon after joined by Julien Arpels. After more than 100 years, Van Cleef & Arpels are still renowned for their expertise in precious stones and have won particular acclaim for a groundbreaking gem-setting procedure known as the ‘serti invisible’ (invisible setting), whereby stones and gems are set in a side-by-side formation with no apparent metal or mounting visible from the front.Van Cleef & Arpels: The Poetry of Time explores the beautiful watches created by this luxurious jeweller. Combining the spirit of invention with the love of precious gems, Van Cleef & Arpels create watches with delicate and elegant lines, pushing imagination and ingenuity to the forefront, endowing their creations with the Haute Jewellery spirit. The company makes a point of reviving traditional skills and developing new techniques, such as three-dimensional enamel and mother-of-pearl marquetry.

• 216 pages • colour ill. • format: 29 x 30 cm • price: CHF 105 / € 95

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JEWELS OF TIME, THE WORLD OF WOMEN’S WATCHES

JEWELS OF TIME, THE WORLD OF WOMEN'S WATCHES
JEWELS OF TIME, THE WORLD OF WOMEN’S WATCHES
by Roberta Naas

This book focuses on the most beautiful time-keeping machines made for woman and how the design has been inspired by art, architecture and fashion. Taken to extreme heights of technological advancement, bejewelled with rare and precious stones and crafted to perfection, the examples of haute horologerie presented in this book express an unparalleled strength in luxury and how women’s wristwatches symbolise power and progress by attesting to the exciting idea of female liberation. This beautifully photographed book focuses on the most beautiful time-keeping machines made for women and how their design has been inspired by art, architecture and fashion with complementary interviews between watchmakers and some of the most contemporary designers and trendsetters of today, showing us that telling time has truly changed for the better.

• 304 pages • colour ill. • format: 25.4 x 28 cm • price: CHF 53 / € 44

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PIAGET: WATCHMAKERS AND JEWELLERS SINCE 1874

PIAGET: WATCHMAKERS AND JEWELLERS SINCE 1874
PIAGET: WATCHMAKERS AND JEWELLERS SINCE 1874
by Philippe Garcia, Steve Hiett, Florence Müller

From Paris to New York to Hollywood, from Geneva to Beijing, Piaget represents stylish elegance and technical prowess. This beautiful book traces the history of Piaget since its founding in 1874 to the present. Piaget’s sophisticated creations have been worn by artists such as Dalì and Warhol and some of the chicest women in the world, from Elizabeth Taylor to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Marisa Berenson. This spectacular book, filled with stunning new photography, offers a behind-thescenes look into a world of unparalleled craftsmanship, sophistication, and beauty.

• 344 pages • colour ill. • format: 25 x 31 cm • price: CHF 98 / € 98

Source: Europa Jewels Spring 2016 Magazine Issue



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