Traditional watchmaking is complicated business, and a lavish new photo book does its painstaking precision justice.
"Classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people’s wrists," explains the foreword. "The ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture."
In all, the Watch Book II showcases 22 venerable watch brands "whose unusual designs and exclusive technical developments have contributed to the history of the watch."
TAG Heuer and Bulgari are prominently featured throughout.