Visit Paris In September And See The Exhibition 'The Conquest Of Time' At The Biennale Des Antiquaires, With Over 100 Rare Watches, Clocks, And Instruments

Portable sundial with compass, French, by Lemaire, mid eighteenth century.

At 500 pages, Fléchon’s book is somewhat of a magnum opus and its extension isn’t anything not exactly the whole history of timekeeping through the entire history of human civilization. We’re talking from the soonest schedule frameworks and the advancement of the sundial, through the early advancement of mechanical watches, the improvement of the pocket watch and the wristwatch, and down to the making of quartz watches and timekeepers, and even the nuclear clock. Fléchon’s book is comprehensive and the display makes progress toward a comparable level of both expansiveness and depth

Octagonal pendant watch, one hand, mysterious producer. Produced in Blois, France, mid seventeenth century.

German “rocaille” style table clock, eighteenth century.

The display is one of the not very many we’ve seen that goes for broadness of openness for watches across as expansive a range of time as could be expected; by and large, horological shows will in general center (normally) on explicit periods, producers, or sorts of watches. The horological curation is exceptional.

Waltham “Convertible” arm band watch, 1915.

First age “electroquartz” Beta 21 wristwatch, 1970.

There are 125 exhibitors from 14 distinct nations displaying at the current year’s Biennale, and the presentation runs September 10-18. For more data on participation, visit the Biennale on the web. This is, incidentally, the principal year that tickets have been offered to the general population for the private opening on September 9, on the off chance that you’d prefer to get in. To become familiar with the FHH, visit hautehorlogerie.org ; the (broad) FHH book shop is additionally an incredible resource.