Speaking of books...

My latest aquisition is not a watch but a book that show watches in art through the ages in the West and East.

Its called simply, "Watches in Art" (Latin text).

Its full of illustrations from a considerable number of artists displaying timekeeping devices some quite intricate.

And since art is usually a reflection of society it tends to be a comment on society, and time.

The text is in French but the plates have captions in English, French and German.

It was published for the 200 anniversary of VC although I think it was first published in the 1930's.

JB

Speaking of books...

Speaking of books...

Speaking of books...

Women watchmakers, detail, G.H. Dessoulavy. (Fresco in the railway station at La Chaux-de-Fonds)

Never heard of this book but looks really interesting. Any more
04/28/2008 - 01:30

scans?

Sometimes finding these rare books is as much fun or more than the actual watch.

I remember I spent years looking for a Solomons Breguet (1st ed in English)....

Re: Never heard of this book but looks really interesting. Any more
04/28/2008 - 01:35

Bonjour Alex,

Yes I can provide more scans. I didn't have much time today, La saison de golf est arrivee!

but I will try to put some together this week.

I know what you mean about the search for books. It can be quite a challenge and then sometimes, you just "trip" over one!

Best Regards,

Joseph

Wow, that's beautiful !!!
04/28/2008 - 10:14

First congrats, never seen and it loks just fantastic

Could we see some more

Cheers

Doc

I remember you speaking about this book at SIHH...
04/28/2008 - 13:36

Thanks for sharing with us, it looks like a really interesting book!

Once you've done your "pit-stop" at the 19th hole, please post more pics!

For VC lovers, this is the kind of book which is worth to have.
04/28/2008 - 15:32

Please Joseph, more pics.

And if one day you are in France and have some time, we could play golf around Paris: I am sure Alex could organize it.

And I could help him (of course...)

Cheers