The Mastery of Time (11017)

by Dominique Fléchon

The history of horlogy from its origins to the present day: discoveries - inventions - progressWritten by Dominique Fléchon, historian and expert in Fine Watchmaking, this book traces the history of time measurement from the origins of Man to the present day. More than just a chronological narrative, it looks at why these instruments of time measurement developed, from solar and water-driven to mechanical and electrical, and the context that sparked each new invention.In six chapters, this fabulous history of time measurement brings Man's ingenuity to the fore as it takes the reader from the gnomon to the most aesthetically and technically accomplished wristwatch.

456 Pages • 300 colour ill. • Format : 23 x 27.5 cm.
Prix : CHF 85.00 • € 75.00