The watches of the 3rd millennium have their World Premiere: The Millennium Watch Book is not only a collective work that analyses the essentials of what has been learned about watchmaking since the year 2000, it also presents it in XXL format, providing watch fans and enthusiasts of design objects with a pleasure as inexhaustible as the energy provided by automatic winding.
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The definitive timeline of all things major from 2000-2020 in watchmaking.
One year = one watch. A horological retrospective of the last 20 years.
No movement has gone through more upheaval in the last 20 years than the chronograph—from extra-precision to its reattribution Louis Moinet’s invention, the chronograph remains one of the most coveted movements of the 21st century.
A rise to full glory for the all-steel, high-end three-hand watch.
An unprecedented push in creativity and innovation in a time of can-do and sky-is-the-limit attitudes.
The seminal complication and its emergence from actual anonymity to becoming a byword for a “great timepiece”.
Accuracy in mechanical movements—an examination in raising the standards of precision watchmaking.
An evolution of women's watches—no longer just a smaller man’s piece, but a market in its own right.
From amazing high jewelled sculptural watches to complicated jewellery pieces for women, no watch is off limits when it comes to creative diamond and gemstone techniques.
A study on the explosion of independent watchmakers like no other.
In an industry marked by longevity, we look at the trends that have endured and indelibly marked the last 20 years of watchmaking.
Sometimes, bigger isn’t always better. A look at the rollercoaster of changes in case diameters and what that says about the industry and its consumers.
Integrated, interchangeable, and customisable—the many facets of our straps and bracelets.
From spirograph, nanograph, carbon, silicon, or even sapphire, this millennium has been marked by a revolution in materials.
From research to mainstream, the stages and uses of the miracle matter.
From an expert in patents, a look into the evolution of a process in patenting that has shaped horology in surprising ways.
Formerly taboo, now a badge of honour—how pre-owned watches have changed the way we collect.
A look into what hasn’t changed—which tells us more about the watches we love than we could ever expect.
Celebrating its 20th edition in 2020, find here the most comprehensive list of all the past laureates at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
Portraits of industry figures who have indelibly marked the last two decades of watchmaking, written by those who know them best.
Only a few persons really changed the last 20 years of watch making. Creating horological mile stones and impressing with novel thoughts of which some even are respected as a modern icons. These persons are important. And their watches matter. Then, now and tomorrow.
Having spent 35 years in the industry as a literary tracker of timepieces, I can’t imagine not being a part of this epic creation: tracking the first two decades of watches, people and time in the 21st century.
Books about historical and vintage watches are plenty, but in my view it's far more important to celebrate the watches of here and now, the creativity and energy that goes into making our industry an amazing place to live and work every day.
For the first time, this book is bringing together the best watchmaking experts in the world to present what you need to know from watchmaking since the dawn of the new millennium. Its XXL format and beautiful visuals will be a pleasure for any watch enthusiasts to read.