Lot #3273 Breguet Watchmakers Since 1775 Book by Emmanuel Breguet
Estimate: $200 – $300
`Breguet, Watchmakers Since 1775` by Emmanuel Breguet, 1st Edition 1997. A work of reference containing a wealth of previously unpublished information, this is also a sumptuous watch book, distinguished by the elegance of its design and the excellence of its illustrations. The author of this book, a descendant of Breguet and a historian by training, worked for the Breguet business and had access to family and business archives. Each phase of Breguet`s life has been researched as has the history of the firm after his death. In addition, the author skillfully combines the histories of art, technical developments, politics and economics to create an appealing and accessible narrative. Over 500 illustrations present a visual history of the principal creations produced by the Breguet workshops over the last two hundred and twenty years. Many of the pieces illustrated are held in private collections and are photographed here for the first time. An indispensable book for the Breguet collector aficionado or scholar.