ENGLISH ORIGINAL TRANSLATION OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK - 278 pages
This book reviews the evolution of watchmaking in Switzerland from the 16th century until the publication of this work in 1945. The many production sites are described, as well as the countless trades involved in making our timepieces. In the chapter on watch decoration, all parts are amply presented. A whole section is devoted to trade relations since the beginnings of watch exports, notably with Europe, Persia, India, China, Japan, the various Americas, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The types of watches are detailed from Roskopf to tourbillons, to extra-flat watches, wristwatches, various complications. There is a section on chronometry, competitions, the various observatories and the field of precision. And this is just a summary!
How can one resist such an anthology of the realities of Swiss watchmaking, which form the basis on which everything that exists and develops today rests?
Edition : 1953