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Watches The Ultimate Guide

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ISBN-10: 2843238226

ISBN-13: 9782843238222

Edition: 2007

Authors: Fabienne Reybaud

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Over the past ten years, watches, once merely functional tools, have become true objects of desire. Whether fashion accessories or collectors' pieces, the watches on the market today span all sectors, from mass-market to luxury. A watch follows its owner wherever he or she goes, immediately revealing its owner's taste, financial means, and knowledge of the wheels of time. With an increase in the number of trademarks, collections, and styles, the market for watches is booming, growing annually at unprecedented rates. Auctions abound, offering astounding new records: $5 million for a Caliber 89 by Patek Philippe; $1.6 million for a steel watch by Patek Philippe. And watch overbidding makes it…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Assouline
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 215
Size: 7.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.684

Introduction
What Makes Watches Tick?
The Glossary
The Art of Starting a Watch Collection
Brand Watches from A to Z
Audemars Piguet
Baume & Mercier
Bell & Ross
Blancpain
Boucheron
Breguet
Breitling
Bulgari
Cartier
Chanel
Chopard
Corum
Dior
A Dunhill
Ebel
Eterna
Gerald Genta
Girard-Perregaux
Glashutte Original
De Grisogono
Gucci
Hamilton
Hermes
Hublot
IWC
Jaeger-LeCoultre
Jaquet-Droz
F.-P. Journe
A. Lange & Sohne
Longines
Richard Mille
Franck Muller
Ulysse Nardin
Omega
Officine Panerai
Parmigiani Fleurier
Patek Philippe
Piaget
Porsche Design
Rolex
Daniel Roth
Swatch
TAG Heuer
Tissot
Vacheron Constantin
Van Cleef & Arpels
Louis Vuitton
Harry Winston
Zenith
Price Guide
Upkeep: Standing the Test of Time
The Watch Lover's Address Book
Photo Credits & Acknowledgments