Monday, February 9, 2009

A Watch Library

Reading the New York Times online recently, I discovered Watch Avenue: “a world of beauty, luxury, and delight”—or, the world of watches.

Among virtual designer shops, there is La Librarie de L’Horlogerie, which is a bookstore, and the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie, which has a modest library with books you can read.

Image above: The library at the Foundation de la Haute Horlogerie.

Image below: From Fine Watch Making: A Tribute to Women, from the “Time … to discover” section of the library.

There is a quite a lot of advertising here, but also a bit of information about watch-making. In case you didn’t know (I didn’t), is “the number-one reference portal for Fine Watches and the promotion of the culture and expertise of Fine Watchmaking.”

Now it’s time to get back to work.