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For lovers of modern horology everywhere.
This year, 2020, is much more than the end of the second decade of the third millennium. So far it’s been a year of note — some are calling it an annus horribilis, but we’re only halfway through it at the moment, which is probably too soon to say definitively one way or another. Something to put in the “pros” column of 2020, to stack up against the pretty substantial “cons” column, is that our sister title, GMT magazine, turns 20, and are releasing a commemorative book that examines the evolution of the horological world over its duo-decadal lifespan.
The Millennial Watch Book is an XXL-sized compendium of themed chapters written by industry luminaries, many of which have appeared in the pages of GMT magazine over the years, not to mention on various WorldTempus articles too. Regular WorldTempus contributors Roberta Naas, David Chokron and Olivier Müller will already be familiar to our readers, but look out for internationally renowned journalists and experts such as Elizabeth Doerr (Germany), Sean Li (Hong Kong), William Massena (USA) and Robert-Jan Broer (Netherlands).
This book will be the first one this millennium to bring together in-depth explorations of subjects such as the rise of the luxury sports watch, the advent of silicon as a key material in watchmaking, the top watch design trends and advances in chronometeric excellence.
If you want to find out more, the website has just been launched, and orders can be made online, with an early-bird incentive of 62% off the final price. As a project that has been in the making for over a year, The Millennium Watch Book is a significant work of horological record, which will form a valuable addition to the libraries of watch lovers all over the world.
Over the next few weeks, WorldTempus will be publishing exclusive previews and excerpts from the book, to give you a taste of what’s to come. Put that down on your summer reading list!