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January 2018


THE BEAUTY OF TIME
THE BEAUTY OF TIME
Published in partnership with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, this book presents a panorama of the most beautiful timepieces from the Middle Ages to the present. Lavishly illustrated, The Beauty of Time contains a selection of nearly two hundred wonders from mechanical and pendulum clocks to pocket and wristwatches. As a counterpoint to the timepieces, extensive reproductions of artistic masterpieces provide perspective regarding the technical advances of each period and demonstrate the evolution of aesthetic tastes over time. This unique book is intended as much for horology enthusiasts as history lovers. 280 pages | CHF 90.-
LONGINES THROUGH TIME, THE STORY OF THE WATCH
LONGINES THROUGH TIME, THE STORY OF THE WATCH
Longines has created around 50 million watches. Each model features a unique serial number and has its own individual history. Taken all together, each of these individual tales adds up to the tome of the Longines brand’s own history. Ranging from the 19th century to today, Longines’ creations are part of everyday local anecdotes, as well as more universal stories. It’s impossible to discuss aesthetic changes without first mentioning technical progress. Equally, it’s impossible to talk about manufacturing without mentioning advertising and sales. The influence of communication and transport, military requirements, and changes in our lifestyles are also elements of Longines’ story. Longines is sharing its singular heritage with enthusiasts of fine timepieces through the brand’s lovingly preserved archives. 280 pages | CHF 70.-
VACHERON CONSTANTIN, REFERENCE 57260
VACHERON CONSTANTIN, REFERENCE 57260
This handsome volume showcases master watchmaker Vacheron Constantin’s innovative Reference 57260 timepiece, a horological masterpiece and the most complicated watch ever made. Vacheron Constantin’s latest creation, the Reference 57260, sets a new benchmark in the realm of horology. Developed by a team of master watchmakers over eight years, this double-dial watch combines the classic principles of watchmaking with modern innovations to create a unique and entirely original piece with a total of fifty-seven complications, many of which are brand-new inventions. Detailed photography of the masterpiece demonstrates the extraordinary craftsmanship behind this historic timepiece. 144 pages | CHF 124.-