The Magic of Watches provides the essential knowledge to understanding and appreciating fine watches and watchmaking.
The Book :
What is a beautiful watch? How do you make a good choice? â€śThe Magic of Watchesâ€ť 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 â€ścomplicationâ€ť and when do we speak about â€śchronometerâ€ť? 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.
Neophytes â€“ to learn the fundamentals, and appreciate the main features of a model, its qualities and weaknesses. Amateurs â€“ to create the desire to know more about fine watches. Connoisseurs â€“ to revise important concepts and even increase their knowledge.