本次展覽大會破天荒的邀請九個獨立製錶師品牌加入，甚至另闢一塊稱之為「製錶師廣場」（Carré des Horlogers）的展示區域，這對向來以歷峯集團為首、自視高階的各大頂級品牌們，無異承認了這群過去被認為非主流、歷經十多年至今擁有實質技術力及市場影響力的個性品牌，即使原本的RALPH LAUREN退出展覽之列，看來也絲毫不影響內容的豐富性。
2015年的 WATCHES & WONDERS「鐘錶與奇蹟」亞洲高級鐘錶展順利邁向了第三屆，今年大會主辦單位已經與香港國際會議展覽中心簽訂一紙新約，證實在2019年前，W&W錶展將會繼續在香港舉辦。破除過去兩年不時傳出是否會移往新加坡等地的傳聞。
前兩屆都有參與的AUDEMARS PIGUET愛彼今年選擇暫不參與，令參展品牌由去年的13個品牌減少為12個，除了RICHEMONT旗下的眾品牌品牌，獨立品牌僅剩下RICHARD MILLE。這樣的發展，是否反映出近兩年腕錶市場的持續走低，國際景氣低迷，中國市場榮景不似過往爆炸般的發展，因而毅然選而退出持續觀察？抑或可能是因為一年兩次錶展，發表兩次新作品，對於品牌造成一定壓力所致？這都值得討論。
老實說，過去高級鐘錶工業都把女錶想得很「淺薄」，女錶的設計元素除了珠寶鑲嵌、還是珠寶鑲嵌，儘管在線條與造型上的開發仍舊有其難度，但在機械腕錶追求的機械功能高度上，似乎就只能延續男錶的既有機種。鏤空在2016年將是卡地亞新款的一大重點，不過新款不見得非得是全新的線條不可，能夠在細節上投注創新，仍舊會讓人感到驚喜，而Clé de Cartier鏤空腕錶及Crash鏤空腕錶就是最好的例子。
從聖杯級的大自鳴Grand Sonnerie、到三問Minute Repeater等等報時問錶功能，均是機械錶傳統複雜功能裡、排名最前頭的設計，也是要價最昂貴的功能，因為問錶是用純機械啟動運作、發出「聲音」來傳達時間，只要配戴者一推動滑桿（等於是三問的開關），腕錶內的機芯就會根據現下時間，經過一連串的齒輪協調動作，以微型音錘敲擊機芯周圍的音簧，順序發出分別代表小時、刻鐘（以每十五分鐘為單位）與分鐘的聲音，同時以高低音差來區隔報時的不同。
Step into the fascinating world of watches. From the early "trench watches" of World War I to some of today's elegant diamond-studded cocktail watches, Vintage Wristwatches will entertain and educate you about these small works of art that have stood the test of time.
Whether novice or seasoned collector, you'll enjoy the rich histories of American and European manufacturers past and present. Original newspaper and magazine advertisements complement more than 1,200 photographs of collectible wristwatches, while brief descriptions include values recently commanded at auction.
In addition, you'll find:A glossary of watch terminology commonly used among collectorsTutorials for identifying wristwatchesFactors to consider when determining a wristwatch's value
More than 700 photographs of clocks include detailed descriptions and current market values. The clocks are presented in an easy-to-follow format organized by clock type. Also included is information about the major clock manufacturers, and overview of clock types and a brief history of clock making.
Arranged by clock type, the Encyclopedia of Antique American Clocks includes: Grandfather clocks Wall clocks Classic clocks Shelf clocks Novelty clocks Special chapters on: Clock types History of clock making Clocks from smaller clock makers Leading clock makers Glossary Bibliography Photo index
Here you’ll find hundreds of drawings, descriptions, and diagrams of many kinds of escapements, complete directions for making staffs, techniques for cleansing, pickling, and polishing all kinds of metals, a full list of necessary terms, and much more.
For years Abbott revised this unmatched work, consulting the best authorities to provide the most accurate and comprehensive text. Here is the final reference, straight from an era of dignified professionals and serious craftsmen.
The Watch and Clock Makers’ Handbook, Dictionary, and Guide is an important resource for hobbyists, artists, antique dealers, history buffs, students, and horologists—amateur and professional alike.
Within the book of this time keeper's must-have, you will discover more than 1,000 color photos of wristwatches and pocket watches, detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing for famous makers such as Elgin, Longines, Omega, Hamilton, Rolex and Bulova.
This book covers more than 100 years of watches from more than 50 watch manufactures, including famous Swiss (Patek Phillipe, Cyma, Rolex, Omega, Breitling) and American (Bulova, Illinoins, Eligin, Hamilton) companies. Each listing from these companies, and others, features a detailed description and accurate pricing information, along with photos of near-mint versus the average watch, all of which will be aiding you in identifying and valuing their own collections.
It is a study of period clock cases, painted dials and pendulum clocks.
Pendulum clock owners will find helpful sections on: Set-up and Adjustment; Troubleshooting; and Care Tips.
This story informs those wanting to know more about antique tall case clocks (also known as longcase clocks, Grandfather clocks, floor clocks); Backcountry Early American furniture; how time was determined; culture and commerce; whether as a student, educator, casual collector or curious clock owner. Photographs in the body and addendum add value for inquisitive researchers.
Each page - Splendid photographs and illustrations enhanced by brief narratives in laymen terms provide fascinating information about a group of five known tall clocks that were made in the Virginia Backcountry. The clocks genealogy is traced back to: Rome and Greece for the furniture case; Galileo for the pendulum; and England for the painted dial.
Tap or click on a Hyperlink to go to online videos and references for further understanding about the Backcountry artisans and settlers, clock making, period furniture, painted dials, how a clock and pendulum works, clock setup and trouble shooting. Note: Not all Operating Systems recognize hyperlinks after Google processing deactivates them. In that case, search terms are provided for internet search. Enjoy the story!
Recommended video links - Palladio, Chippendale, Galileo, How the escapement works, Four parts of a clock, and "The Clock that Changed the World."
5/5 Stars ***** Very good book: Very good and concise book if you want to learn more about Rolex in a short time. (Zeer goed boek: Zeer goed en beknopt boek als je in korte tijd meer wilt weten over rolex.) (Dieter B. Oktober 17. 2017)
5/5 Stars ***** MUY BUENO.« (Juan Carlos Camino, March 15. 2017)
5/5 Stars ***** Well worth reading and at a fair price: »This is a very useful and clearly written primer for anyone who is interested in Rolex watches. All of the modern and many of the vintage watches are covered. The compact format is a handy feature.« (Harrell, March 4. 2017)
This ebook provides you with a lot of purchase relevant background information on the most important Rolex models. With this ebook you will be able to select the watch you want to purchase with ease. You will have a quick overview of the Rolex models and understand why they are there and why some models are considered more important and valuable than others.
The Rolex lineup of watches evolved over time. And like every naturally evolving structure it is a bit confusing at the first and often also second look. It helps a lot to understand when and why which model was introduced and what changes it got over time. You also will be able to understand the Rolex vintage collectors' movement, that values old Rolex models much higher than the modern lineup.
This ebook tries to sort this out a bit. To understand what watch is meant for what audience, what differences are there between the models, and how the whole thing did evolve since the 1950s, this book will give you some important advice.
It is no question if you will find the best watch for you within the Rolex world, if you just know the details we present to you in this ebook. And selecting the right Rolex is always a matter of money. So be wise and learn, before you buy.
This is not a Rolex sales catalogue. In contrary to such an approach we tried to cover all the information that is not given on official websites but nevertheless should make it much clearer, how the Rolex models are connected to each other and what might be the right one for your wrist.
This ebook by David Brown will give a brief explanation on wood watch, for more information visit: http://naturalwoodenwatches.com/wood-watch-articles-2/bewell-wood-watches/
This ebook by Henry Aldrich will give a brief explanation on wood watch, for more information visit: http://naturalwoodenwatches.com/wood-watch-collection/
Read on to learn about Noon Marks, Sundials, and how they were used to set time before smart phones, dial phone time service, and bells pealing the hour from church and town hall belfries. Chandlee’s customers will surprise you, including an important Founding Father.
The focus is determining the correct time. This at a period when only a few owned clocks. It was before the advent of time zones, and when people were likely buying their first timepiece.
This ePublication entertains and informs through pictures, graphics and hyperlinks to enhance understanding and learning; supplemented with the spare use of words.
Hyperlinks lead to educational and enjoyable information on the internet. Researchers will profit from photographs and unique documents.
4/5 Stars **** Good reference for those considering a luxury watch: »Good overview of luxury watch manufacturers and significance of each. Reviews some leading models. Covers reasons to invest in a luxury watch… Easily readable« JJPEngr
4/5 Stars **** »Four Stars. Involving.« Aaron
»I enjoyed the book and now must rob a bank to afford a Rolex or Patek-Philippe.« John G.
»That was an interesting book. I am ready to move up to luxury.« John F
A luxury watch is more than $5,000. So naturally in this topic there is a lot of money involved. This book will help you to avoid wrong decisions that would cost you huge amounts of money. It will help you to understand how the luxury watch market works. There are a lot of watchmakers and even more watches on the market. It will help you to identify the top brands and watches that not only look nice, but are a good investment into the future. Vintages models are very en vogue for some years now. So if you consider purchasing a luxury watch, there are a lot of things you need to know. Like e.g. What is a luxury watch and what makes it so expensive? What models and brands keep their value over years, which even grow in value? What are the top watch brands of the world? What are the top watch models, the timeless classics available? Should I buy a replica watch? Can a luxury watch be a financial investment like artworks, oldtimers or precious metals? This book will help you with basic knowledge and some personal advice.
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