Wristwatches Armbanduhren Montres-bracelets - Gisbert L. Brunner & Christian Pfeiffer-BelliKoln: Könemann, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Contains: English, French & German language text; Facsimiles; Chronological tables ; Glossary; 3-column text;
From the cover: “No other object unites technical prowess, artistry and plain usefulness as nicely as a wristwatch. It’s a combination that has made it the people’s timepiece of the 20th century — a mirror of fashion and the obsession of countless inventors and entrepreneurs. Many propelled the wristwatch to heights of success, others saw equally sudden failures. This book tells the story of 84 of the century’s most prominent watch producers — some, famous in their times, have long been forgotten. Insets and a comprehensive glossary cover the technical basics of watchmaking, while a chronology puts the subject in its historical context. More than 2100 illustrations take the reader through the fascinating “century of the wristwatch” — a delight for the eye and the mind.”