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