This introductory guide and valuation of the world's most legendary wristwatches includes more than 200 photographs that trace the trends of man's favorite toy - and his only socially acceptable piece of jewelry - for more than 100 years. The finely detailed photos reveal the beautiful and fascinating fashions in wristwatch style from 1879 to the modern era. From the prolific collection of renowned auctioneer and wristwatch expert Stefan Muser, the most legendary models from every era are described and pictured. Brands include Omega, Patek Philippe, Longines, Cartier, Rolex, Vacheron & Constantin, Ulysse Nardin, Orlys, Vulcain, IWC, and Movado. Values range from interesting and trouble-free entry-level wristwatches to exceptionally rare pieces for ambitious collectors.
Stefan Muser is owner and director of the internationally renowned auction house Auktionen Dr. Crott in Mannheim, which specializes in high-quality pocket watches, wall clocks, and wristwatches. He has dedicated more than 35 years to timepieces and their history and has written numerous books about watches.