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The Art of Horological Complications – a glance into the book

Chronometers made in Glashütte, fair novelties, selected timepieces that have earned the right to bear the title "Grande Complication", and exceptional classics – our annual book is not only essential reading for watch aficionados. You can look forward to 124 pages full of fascinating insights.

Meisterwerke der Uhrmacherkunst

A truly great calibre unites complex design and impeccably precise functions. Genuine perfection and superlative aesthetics can only be achieved when comprehensive technical know-how is coupled with many years of experience.

This edition of “The Art of Horological Complications” focuses especially on watches that have earned the right to be described as grandes complications – because the challenge of conceiving and manufacturing a complex ticking ensemble is directly proportional to the number of components that are assembled to form a timepiece’s movement. Only the most talented and most experienced manufacturers are capable of producing watches imbued with such outstanding quality and versatility that they can earn this historical distinction.

Cover "The Art of Horological Complications"
Insight into the book
Insight into the book 2
A glance into the edition 2016/2017: our book series “The Art of Horological Complications” is complemented by a new edition every year.

Tradition and innovative development of the highest level have complemented each other at our chronometer manufacturing facility in Glashütte for the past ten years. To commemorate this anniversary, the middle section of this book offers you a special look at the trailblazing work performed by our experts in Glashütte.

And, needless to say, this little volume again offers you a synoptic presentation of the latest watch models from the trade fairs in Basel and Geneva. Let yourself be inspired by the innovativeness of horological excellence. We hope you enjoy this unique compendium.

rear view CW2
An eye for the smallest details: the exclusive construction of the CW2 with its traditional hand-wound movement, three-quarters plate and gold chatons can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
Wempe Zeitmeister Chronograph XL
The WEMPE ZEITMEISTER Chronograph XL is assembled, regulated, checked and of course also certified by us in Glashütte.

Get your personal copy for a nominal fee of 19 euros at our showrooms.

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