The Catalog of Producers, Models, and Specifications
By Peter Braun
The definitive book for the collector of mechanical wristwatches with complete information on over 1,700 models, including prices, made by more than 100 international brands.
Every year brings hundreds of new wristwatch designs, with aesthetic and mechanical changes and improvements, limited-edition watches, and new producers keeping this field exciting for collectors. Following the success of last year’s book, this new annual features over 1,700 of the world’s most luxurious wristwatches and provides color photographs and complete specifications for each watch. With Wristwatch Annual 2008, collectors have a wealth of information close at hand: the book is arranged alphabetically by producer, and within each producer’s section are specifications and materials for each watch, including price, movement, special features, complications, case, dial, band, and available variations of a particular model.
The elegant photography and layout will encourage readers to pursue the year’s offerings for aesthetic appeal as well. The range of styles, from classic to modern, reflects the inclusive nature of this book, which watch collectors the world over will find both a handy reference and required reading.
Featured manufacturers: Alpina, Svend Anderson, Angular Momentum, Anonimo, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Ball Watch Company, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross, Ernst Benz, Blancpain, blu, Rainer Brand, Martin Braun, Breguet, Breitling, Carl F. Bucherer, Bulgari, Cartier, Chase-Durer, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Frédérique Constant, Corum, d.freemont, Davosa, De Grisogono, Doxa, Dubey & Schaldenbrand, Roger Dubuis, Dunhill, Ebel, Eberhard & Co., Epos, Eterna, Jacques Etoile, Carlo Ferrara, Fortis, Gérald Genta, Gevril, Girard-Perregaux, Glashütte Original, Glycine, Graham, Hanhart, Harwood, Hermès, Hublot, IWC, Jacob & Co., Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jaquet Droz, JeanRichard, Kobold, Maurice Lacroix, A. Lange & Söhne, Limes, Longines, Marcello C., Meistersinger, Mido, Daniel Mink, Montblanc, Movado, Mühle, Franck Muller, Ulysse Nardin, NBY, Armand Nicolet, Nivrel, Nomos, Omega, Oris, Panerai, Parmigiani, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Paul Picot, Poljot-International, Porsche Design, Rado, Auguste Reymond, RGM, Rolex, Daniel Roth, Scalaro, Jörg Schauer, Alain Silberstein, Sinn, Sothis, Stowa, Swiss Army, TAG Heuer, Temption, Tissot, Tudor, Tutima, Union, Vacheron Constantin, Ventura, Vollmer, George J von Burg, Harry Winston, Xemex, Dino Zei, Zenith, Zeno