The automotive guys at Blackbird release their first book on watches, and they’ve got a great start. Focusing on the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk, the Blackbird Watch Manual Vol. 1 takes readers on a journey that covers the inception of the watch from its start as a product of technical curiosity to its growth as a force to be reckoned with in the watch world.
The book examines the numerous models of the Zeitwerk, including various configurations and limited editions, like the recently released Zeitwerk Date. Not only for the Lange enthusiast, the book also provides a detailed investigation into the Rolex Submariner reference 6538 “Big Crown.”
From exploring how iconic brands and artists have influenced watch design to delving into the life of the famous watchmaker George Daniels, a tour of the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works, and even a glimpse into the factory of famed furniture maker Vitsœ, the Blackbird Watch Manual Vol. 1 is a must read for watch enthusiasts, explorers, and historians alike.