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Recommended reading

By Fabrice Mugnier, Watchprint.com

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June 2019


Recommended reading

INDEPENDENT WATCHMAKERS by Steve Huyton
THE BOOK OF ROLEX by Jens Høy and Christian Frost

INDEPENDENT WATCHMAKERS

by Steve Huyton

Recommended reading

With a foreword from Jean-Marie Schaller, founder and creative director of Louis Moinet, this book introduces some of the most elegant watches the horological world has to offer, including several one-of-akind pieces that have never before appeared in print. Many of these ateliers handcraft both the watches and their complicated mechanical movements inhouse. The level of expertise and craftsmanship involved is truly dazzling. Featuring such stunning timepieces as the 15.48 Driver Watch, the Andreas Strehler Time Shadow and the Antoine Preziuso Chronometer, Tourbillon of Tourbillons, this expertly curated collection of watch profiles will catch the eye of any true enthusiast.

Steve Huyton looks beyond the price tag, featuring affordable options of particular artistic merit as well as pieces from the luxury end of the scale. Discover the hidden gems of the watchmaking business - 60 independent artisans counted among the finest makers in the world. Includes the work of: Hajime Asaoka, Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk), Aaron Becsei, Vincent Calabrese, Konstantin Chaykin, Bernhard Lederer (BLU), Masahiro Kikuno, Vianney Halter, Antoine Preziuso and Andreas Strehler, among others. Steve Huyton specialises in reviewing everything from gourmet honey to architecture on his blog, ’Total Design Reviews’. Watches are a passion; Huyton developed his own label, Paolo Mathai Horology, which crafts unique timepieces in close collaboration with clients and architects. Huyton created two bespoke timepieces especially for this book, ’Hemisphere’ and ’Pure Carbon’.

Size: 260 x 237 mm |Pages: 240 | Illustrations: 180 | Price: CHF 46.-

THE BOOK OF ROLEX

by Jens Høy and Christian Frost

Recommended reading

Horological trends flit by faster than ever in today’s fast-paced society. But Rolex does not rely on gimmicks; theirs is a more perennial allure, with a reputation built on traditions and hard-earned skill. A company that innovates while paying homage to their roots, every Rolex is the culmination of centuries of watchmaking expertise.

Within this book you will find explanations of the making process, descriptions of the materials involved and expert commentary on what makes each Rolex wristwatch unique. The Book of Rolex demonstrates how each model fits its social milieu, present and past. It also addresses the multitude of fakes on the market, including the so-called ’Frankensteins’ - watches made from a mixture of real parts and forgeries, which are notoriously hard to spot - imparting all the skills needed to pick counterfeits out of a line-up. A holistic view of Rolex watches, this book promises to be as timeless as the brand itself. Should you be considering a Rolex, this book will convince you of its worth as an investment.

Size: 265 x 225 mm | Pages: 200 | Illustrations: 334 | Price: CHF 39.-

Available at www.watchprint.com