Patek Philippe - John Goldberger
John Goldberger presents the most beautiful and unusual watches ever fitted with steel cases by Patek Philippe. One hundred and eighty-seven superb examples, including the models of today’s production, traced back through time thanks to painstaking research, with the collaboration of the world’s leading collectors and connoisseurs and professionally photographed to show the most minute details and characteristics of the movement, case and dial of each timekeeper. The result is the most detailed research ever dedicated to the finest and rarest masterpieces of Patek Philippe’s production cased in steel. This tome is a journey covering a century of Patek Philippe’s quintessential spirit. Over 900 color illustrations and 800 descriptions provide the collector and watch enthusiast with invaluable information including recent discoveries on reference numbers, dials, movements, related calibers and the year of production of each watch.
Omega Watches - John Goldberger
Differently to many other enthusiasts, John Goldberger does not simply collect period watches for the speculative pleasure - something that was certainly not uncommon in the years when he began frequenting the "watch world" - but rather due to his wish to gather together exceptional pieces, wether they be enhanced by a renowned signature, by the item's individual history, by its unusual style, or perhaps by outstanding technical features. This passion in fact drives him to patiently seek out excellently preserved examples - ones not even to be found in the Omega museum - most of which belong to John Goldberger's private collection. Mr. Goldberger's hand is not only responsible for the technical descriptions in the book, but also for the images: photography is in fact another of his great passions and has seen him as the editor and photographer behind a stimulating book of travel images... Giampiero Negretti