This book focuses on the most beautiful time-keeping machines made for woman and how the design has been inspired by art, architecture and fashion. Taken to extreme heights of technological advancement, bejewelled with rare and precious stones and crafted to perfection, the examples of haute horologerie presented in this book express an unparalleled strength in luxury and how women’s wristwatches symbolize power and progress by attesting to the exciting idea of female liberation. This beautifully photographed book focuses on the most beautiful time-keeping machines made for woman and how the design has been inspired by art, architecture and fashion with complimentary interviews between watchmakers and some of the most contemporary designers and trendsetters of today, showing us that telling time has truly changed for the better
For the past nearly 25 years, Roberta Naas has written extensively about jewellery and watches for a variety of different consumer publications, Internet websites and corporations. Her veteran insight is unparalleled as her experience has gained her access into some of the most confidential areas of the luxury watch and jewelry industries. Just recently, Naas was also honoured by the Jewelry Information Center with the Gem Award for Excellence in Watch & Jewelry Writing. She has authored several books on the topic such as Great Timepieces of the World, Master Wristwatches, Master of the Millennium, Grand Complications, as well as editor and writer of the 500+ Annual Watches International catalogue for the past seven years. She has managed to interview some of the biggest names in the watch industry, and write for approximately a dozen consumer and watch- and jewellery- specific magazines, bringing readers a totally new understanding of this rarefied industry.