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December 2018

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CHRONOMASTER ONLY by Grégoire Rossier & Anthony Marquié
WATCHES: An Identification Manual for Contemporary and Collector’s Pieces by Fabrice Guéroux


The Super-Chronograph by Nivada & Croton

by Grégoire Rossier & Anthony Marquié

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Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver: this singular name belongs to one of the most original professional watches of the 1960s, combining an unparalleled number of functions with a timeless design. Created in 1961, this chronograph was produced for around ten years under several brand names, through a partnership between the Swiss company Nivada SA and the American firm Croton Watch Co. This led to some of its dials bearing probably the most complicated name in watchmaking history: Croton Nivada Grenchen Chronomaster Aviator Sea Diver. Thanks to the authors’ trademark rigorous methodology, the signature of the “ONLY” reference works, this book reveals the incredible diversity of the Chronomaster models. It is intended both as an initiation for connoisseurs of exceptional watches and as a reference guide for collectors. This legendary watch will doubtless thus regain the place it deserves among the most desirable 1960s chronographs.

25.9 x 31.6 cm | 288 pages | CHF 110

WATCHES: An Identification Manual for Contemporary and Collector’s Pieces

by Fabrice Guéroux

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Buying a previously owned watch can be a risky purchase. Fake watches are legion on the internet and unscrupulous vendors are increasingly using this market place to sell theirfraudulent products. Few second-hand watch websites call upon true experts and purchases are increasingly made at the buyer’s risk. How to tell a true watch from a fake? That is exactly what you will discover in this third volume covering the main luxury watch brands, and above all providing specific documentation on the counterfeit market – which is constantly evolving and perpetually on the lookout for the perfect fake watch. Enhanced knowledge of watchmaking and its flagship brands along with an understanding of the fake market will help you make the right decisions when buying a watch.

21 x 29 cm | 296 pages | CHF 49