Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, Apr 20, 2007 - Antiques & Collectibles - 704 pages
Grand Complications, Volume III provides a detailed overview of complicated watchmaking. Published by Tourbillon International, this reference work for connoisseurs deals with each of the major horological complications by theme, from their history through to their most recent developments. Multi-complications, minute repeaters and sonneries, tourbillons, equations of time, perpetual calendars, chronographs, jump hours and retrograde mechanisms, and GMTs and multiple time zones are reviewed in great detail. The latest creations by over 23 elite watch manufacturers are displayed and are accompanied by technical descriptions, comprising more than 400 pages in a book that already has earned respect among connoisseurs.
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