For centuries, so-called complications were the crowning glory of watchmakers - from alarm clocks and calendar clocks to world time displays and tourbillons. Experienced watchmakers can combine additional mechanical functions almost at will. The Watch Book series by teNeues is dedicated solely to them, making it the only compendium of its kind on the book market.
This beautifully illustrated coffee table book by watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner is devoted to advanced functions of mechanical timepieces, their historical development and special technical features. Every feature of a mechanical timepiece beyond the display of hours, minutes and seconds - formed the crowning glory of fine mechanical horology. Among the earliest complications are alarm clocks and calendar clocks. Moon phase displays have also been known for several centuries. Beating movements can be considered one of the most complex and technically intricate additional features, while finishing techniques such as skeleton construction, done mainly by hand, are also characteristic of the high art of watchmaking.
Topics covered in this book include: Hands and numerals; Spring; Astronomical display (moon phases etc.); Tides; Double balance; Alarm clock; Height/depth measurement; Skeleton construction.
Title: The Watch Book: More than time
Author: Gisbert L. Brunner
Size: 254 x 320 x 26 mm
Size: 224 pages