This work sets forth the history of the watch, not only from the technical standpoint but also from the artistic perspective. It examines how watch decoration has kept pace with fluctuations in decorative style. The influence of new techniques, such as overenamel painting. The author masterfully outlines the great periods of horological evolution. Drawings on classical works and personal research of unpublished documents, Catherine Cardinal presents us with a cogent and revealing history of the watch. This book, which is amply and beautifully illustrated, will delight both connoisseur and admirer of the timepiece.
Linen cover with jacket, in a very good condition with 106 illustrations in full color & 74 in black and white.
Edition : 1989