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High Quality Watchmaking: The Original Annual of the World's Watch Complications and Manufacturers Caroline Childers Author

For six years, Watches International, the original annual of the world's finest wristwatches, has set the standard for up-to-date reference guides devoted to luxury timepieces. Now Tourbillon International, the publishers of Watches International, is proud to present Grand Complications, which delves into the complexities of high-end watchmaking, offering a survey of watches and timepieces of the highest quality, from the most exclusive luxury brands.This first editsurvey of watches and timepieces of the highest quality, from the most exclusive luxury brands.This first edition devotes chapters to tourbillons, repeaters and sonneries, chronograph rattrapantes, perpetual calendars, equations of time, astronomical indicators, GMTs, retrogrades and host of novelties. It explores the roots and origins of these complications as a complete compendium of brands and watches that fall within the realm of haute horology, complete with full-color images and detailed technical descriptions. It also features more than 1,000 full-color photographs, a full glossary, and contact information for each house, making this the must-have reference for watch collectors, connoisseurs and professionals. read more