£20.00

Publisher

WEMPE (Juweiler Wempe).

Place

Hamburg

Date

2001

Item Description

8vo. 6.25 x 8.5 inches. 91 + [1] pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in matching dust wrapper. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout in sepia and colour, including whole page, facsimile and diagrams. Following an initial essay on the history of timekeeping are sections on famous watches and their manufacturers, such as Patek Phillipe of Geneva; also included is an account of the chronometer of John Harrison, 'Mr. Longitude.' The compilation, the second in the series, focussing on the perpetual calendar, was published by the jewellers, Juweiler Wempe, founded in Germany in 1878, and now having branches in various European cities, including one in Bond Street, London.

[Stock No. 26477]

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