A Guide to Complicated Watches (out of print) New Release in autumn 2019 (1223)

by François Lecoultre

The most complete book informing on the technique of the complicated watches.Watch movements are often fitted with a variety of additional parts. These intricate mechanisms ca be classified in three distinct groups:a) Watches having one or more additional hands for time recordings;b) Watches with striking work;c) Watches giving astronomical data (calendar and date watches).These three types of mechanism are sometimes found combined in one and the same watch, which is then known as a Triple complicated Watch.Each of the above groups can, in its turn, be subdivided into different categories. In group (a) we find:1)seconds-beating watches2)Jumping Seconds watches
3)Minute Recording chronographs4)Flyback or Split-Secondschronographs (also called: double-acting, deploying or “return to zero”In group (b) we have:1)Quarter repeaters2)Five-minute repeaters3)Half-Quarter repeaters4)Minute repeaters5)Clock watchesIn group c we have :1)date watches2)Perpetual calendar watches3)Moon-phase watches4)Equation watches

257 Pages • • Format : 14 x 21 cm.
Prix : CHF 65.00 • € 60.00