The collection of watches held by The British Museum is unsurpassed anywhere in the world, and spans an astonishing five hundred years.
All forms of watch are represented in the collection, from sixteenth-century early stackfreed watches made of south Germany to exquisite decorative watches of the seventeenth century, right through to watches from the modern age. All thesse and more are included in this beautiful and intriguing compendium. Seventy-seven watches are discussed in all, accompanied by over 250 striking new photographs. Many details of the mechanical movements are included, allowing the reader a rare insight into their inner workings, as well as their outer beauty.
Edition : 2008