The past 20 years have been a particularly rich period for the watchmaking world. Fortunately, a new book is being published which aims to provide a comprehensive reference for industry professionals as well as for those who simply love beautiful watches. Here’s the Millennium Watch Book.
The Millennium Watch Book is a collective work assembled by Swiss publisher Brice Lechevalier of GMT publishing and written in collaboration with 25 international experts – our Swiss Editor Xavier Markl is one of the writers to have contributed to this 300-page opus. This coffee table book is composed of 20 themed chapters and is lavishly illustrated with over 1,000 photos.
It explores the most prevalent themes that have marked the world of watches since 2000: Which chronographs and technical materials have marked these two decades? What is the story behind the rise of independent watchmakers, the use of silicon and the development of the pre-owned watch market? It also presents 80 figures that have marked the industry over these 20 years.
Edited in XXL format, the cover of this coffee table book has been created by one of the important watch designers of the period, Eric Giroud. The Millennium Watch Book will be published in autumn under the Swiss label GMT Publishing. It will be sold at the retail price of CHF 260 but can be pre-ordered by subscription now for CHF 100, with free delivery for orders of 10 or more copies. More information at the-watch-book.com.