17 June 2015
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Chapuis and Jaquet. The History of the Self-Winding Watch 1770-1931 with Handwritten Inscription from Mr. Hans Wilsdorf in 1957
Written by Alfred Chapuis and Eugène Jaquet, The Rolex Watch Company Limited, Geneva, English edition, No. 518/2020, 1956
A green linen covered 246 page historical book detailing the gradual evolution of the self-winding watch. Chapters detail particular contributors to the evolution of the self-winding watch; including Abraham-Louis Perrelet, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and Louis Recordon. On the inside cover is a note from Rolex founder Mr. Hans Wilsdorf to the original owner; Geneva. December 1957, To Mr. Jean Pierre Savary, You may find it useful to consult this book whenever the true origin of the automatic watch comes into question, Sincerely, Hans Wilsdorf
11.5 inches length, 8.5 inches width, 1 inch thickness
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Accompanied by a DVD of the book which shows the first few pages of the book including Mr. Hans Wilsdorf's signature.
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