A long-awaited reprint of the definitive illustrated story of the father of modern horology and his work
Note to Reprinted Edition Foreword by Emmanuel Breguet Preface Part One Abraham-Louis Breguet The House of Breguet Workshop Practice Part Two Versatility and Evolution of Style Colour Plates Principal Types and Styles Series Production Part Three Mechanical Techniques Glossary Appendix A Appendix B Index
George Daniels, CBE, HON DSC, FSA, FCGI, FBHI, FAWI was a practising horologist with over fifty years' experience in both antiquarian and modern watchmaking and was a past master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. In addition, he was an expert on the history and development of the watch, with special emphasis on the precision period of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He was unrivalled as a sympathetic restorer of important time pieces, especially those made by Breguet. Amongst his awards for his contribution to the art and science of watchmaking - including the design of his own escapements - were the Tompion Gold Medal, The British Horological Institute Gold Medal, The City and Guilds of London Gold Medal, The Arts Sciences and Learning Award of the City of London and the Victor Kullberg Medal of the Stockholm Watchmakers' Guild. George Daniels is the author of the bestselling Watchmaking.