The Magic of Watches, by Louis Nardin
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The Magic of Watches provides the essential knowledge to understanding and appreciating fine watches and watchmaking.
What is a beautiful watch? How do you make a good choice? “The Magic of Watches” explains how and why these little objects are so precious, fascinating and exciting. The Magic of Watches loves paradoxes: why a one-million-dollar watch might be less precise and more fragile than one that costs 15 dollars. The Magic of Watches comes back to the origins of the measurement of time: how did we go from the water clock to the wristwatch? The Magic of Watches dares to speak about technique: how does a mechanical movement work? How does a quartz one work? The Magic of Watches delves into details: what is a “complication” and when do we speak about “chronometer”? The Magic of Watches likes art: how do we enamel a dial? The Magic of Watches is unique: it focuses in detail on the basics in order to understand and love watches better.
This book has been written for both neophytes – to learn the fundamentals, and appreciate the main features of a model, its qualities and weaknesses - and amateurs – to create the desire to know more about fine watches. Connoisseurs – to revise important concepts and even increase their knowledge.
224 Pages • Format : 14 x 21 cm.
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