Assouline's ‘The Connoisseur's Guide to Fine Timepieces’: A Must-Have for Watch Enthusiasts - IMBOLDN
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Assouline's 'The Connoisseur's Guide To Fine Timepieces'

Assouline’s ‘The Connoisseur’s Guide to Fine Timepieces’: A Must-Have for Watch Enthusiasts

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Luxury art publisher Assouline continues to knock it out of the park with a winning streak of new releases exploring art, design, and culture in a contemporary and historical context for discerning readers. Their latest release, Assouline’s The Connoisseur’s Guide To Fine Timepieces, casts its eye over the long and storied history of the Boston-based retailer European Watch Company, which was established in 1993 and gained a strong reputation among horologists over the subsequent decades.

Featuring 300 illustrations in a large-format presentation, Assouline’s The Connoisseur’s Guide To Fine Timepieces is a beautifully bound testament to the company housed in a high-quality linen hardcover. It features insightful commentary and observations from author Robin Swithinbank throughout, breaking down complex designs noted for their impressive complications and diverse selection of styles.

Each watch, from classic and rare vintage to avante-garde offerings, is depicted through stunning photographs that capture the attention to detail in sharp, colorful imagery. Swithinbank’s complementary text, subtly inserted into the page without obscuring the photographs, provides readers with a wealth of information about the background and innovations behind each timepiece.

It strongly reflects his background in the field, having served as watch editor for Harrods and acting as a jury member for the 2022 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Horology purists and enthusiasts of lavish design will find hours of pleasure in Assouline’s The Connoisseur’s Guide To Fine Timepieces.

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