Description or summary of the book: The definitive book for the collector of mechanical wristwatches with complete information, including prices, on over 1,700 models made by more than 100 international brands. Every year brings hundreds of new wristwatch designs, with aesthetic and mechanical changes and improvements, limited edition watches, and new producers, keeping this field exciting for collectors. Following the success of last year's book, the new annual features over 1,700 of the world's most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. With Wristwatch Annual, collectors have a wealth of information close at hand: the book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and within each producer's section are specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and available variations of a particular model. A glossary and pronunciation guide help acclimate the reader to the world of fine timepieces, and, for prospective buyers, the addresses of all featured producers are listed together.The elegant photography and layout will encourage people to peruse the year's offerings for aesthetic appeal as well. The range of styles, from classic to modern, reflects the inclusive nature of this book, which watch collectors around the world will find both a handy reference and required reading. Featured manufacturers: Alpina; Svend Anderson; Angular Momentum; Anonimo; Arnold & Son; Audemars Piguet; Ball Watch Company; Baume & Mercier; Bell & Ross; Ernst Benz; Blancpain; blu; Rainer Brand; Martin Braun; Breguet; Breitling; Carl F. Bucherer; Buti; Bvlgari; Nouvelle Horlogerie Calabrese; Cartier; Chase-Durer; Chopard; Chronoswiss; Frederique Constant; Corum; Cuervo y Sobrinos; Cyclos; d.freemont; Davosa; de Bethune; de Grisogono; deWitt; Doxa; Dubey & Schaldenbrand; Roger Dubuis; Dunhill; Ebel; Eberhard & Co.; Epos; Louis Erard; Eterna; Jacques Etoile; Faberge; Carlo Ferrara; Formex; Fortis; Gerald Genta; Gevril; Girard-Perregaux; Glashutte Original; Glycine; Graham; Hanhart; Harwood; Hermes; Hublot; IWC; Jacob & Co.; Jaeger-LeCoultre; Jaquet Droz; Daniel JeanRichard; F.P. Journe; Urban Jurgensen; Kobold; Kurth; Maurice Lacroix; A. Lange & Sohne; Limes; Longines; Marcello C.;Meistersinger; Mido; Richard Mille; Milus; Daniel Mink; Montblanc; H. Moser; Movado; Muhle; Franck Muller; Ulysse Nardin; NBY; Armand Nicolet; Rainer Nienaber; Nivrel; Nomos; Omega; Oris; Panerai; Parmigiani; Patek Philippe; Piaget; Paul Picot; Polijot-International; Porsche Design; Rado; Auguste Reymond; RGM; Rolex; Daniel Roth; Scalfaro; Jorg Schauer; Alain Silberstein; Sinn; Sothis; Stowa; Swiss Army; TAG Heuer; Temption; Tissot; Tudor; Tutima; Union; Vacheron Constantin; Ventura; Vollmer; George J von Burg; Harry Winston; Xemex; Dino Zei; Zenith; Zeno. With additional reports on: B.R.M.; DeLaneau; Hautlence; Jean-Mairet & Gillman; Jacques Lemans; Giuliano Mazzuoli; Louis Moinet; Officina del Tempo; SWI.
Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H36M
Other categories, genre or collection: Clocks, Chronometers & Watches (horology), Yearbooks, Annuals, Almanacs, Art Books, Antique Clocks, Watches, Musical Boxes & Automata, Other Manufacturing Technologies
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