Patek Philippe Genève Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery
A very good copy of the first edition of this important book devoted solely to Patek Philippe wristwatches, published in 1988. This book was a follow up volume to Huber and Banbery’s 1982 work which had concentrated on Patek Philippe’s pocket watch production.
The book begins with the origins and history of the company, biographies of the company’s founders, details of Patek Philippe’s inventions & patents relating to wristwatches, the history of the wristwatch and Patek’s development of the genre. There are summary tables with production numbers for some of the company’s most important wristwatches and movement serial number charts. The vast majority of the book, 167 pages in fact, are devoted to lavish illustrations in both colour and black and white showing the extraordinary variety and, of course, outstanding quality of this famous watchmaker. Many of the images are original archive photographs and include pieces from the company’s museum, others are photos of wristwatches in private hands – some of which have, since publication in 1988, been purchased for the museum. Many of the most important wristwatches made by Patek Philippe are illustrated in detail, including, cases, dials and movements.
An absolutely essential addition to the library of anyone with a passion for watches.
Hardback book with blue cloth covers and original dust jacket. In good overall condition, there are a couple of small brusies to the corners of the cover, the binding remains tight and this copy appears to have been only lightly used. The book also retains its original plain card protective slip case.
Text is written in full in English, French, German and Italian.
Published by Antiquorum