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SPACEMAN – THE BOOK – HISTORY OF MODERN WRISTWATCH

SPACEMAN – THE BOOK – HISTORY OF MODERN WRISTWATCH

“LA BIBLIA”, de los relojes de los 70 


Pieter Doensen escribio en 1994 esta maravilla. 

Este es el libro de referencia para los coleccionistas de, LED, LCD y los diseñadores de relojes en el período 1950-1993. Pieter Doensen describe la historia de los diseñadores de los primeros 70 a los francéses LIP y las casas de moda Cardin y Dior. 

Y por supuesto la saga de los Spaceman de Le Marquandt


Bien documentado la evolución técnica del “reloj de pulsera de colección moderna” desde el primer reloj electro-dinámico desarrollado por Hamilton en la primera década de 1950 hasta el de los relojes radio controlados Junghans automáticos e incluso relojes de cuarzo de Seiko. 

Este libro es uno de los pocos en su especie, que se ocupa de relojes “no-mecánicos” y que está repleto de información, detalles pertinentes y se ilustra con un gran número de fotos muy claras, la mayoría de los cuales son de su propia colección. 



CONTENIDO: 

Parte 1 – Diseñadores, 1950 – 1983 
Parte 2 – Principios de Electricidad 
Parte 3 – los relojes de cuarzo 
Parte 4 – Miscelánea 
Parte 5 – Fabricantes, Historia de los más importantes fabricantes de relojes 
Parte 6 – Anexo 
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Este libro presenta la historia de los relojes y los diseñadores mas importantes de los 70 tales como; 

Richard Arbib (Hamilton Eléctrica), Pierre Balmain, el Príncipe de Francois Baschmakoff (LIP), Guccio Bertone (Buler), Max Bill (Junghans), Miguel Boyer (LIP), Pierre Cardin (Jaeger), Alain Carre (Waterman), Jean Dinh Van (LIP), Christian Dior (Bulova), Tian Harlan (Chromachron), Isabelle Hebey (LIP), Marc Lugar (LIP), Nathan George Horwitt (Movado), Michael Kinn (LIP), Andre Le Marquand (Catena Spaceman), Serge Manzon (Longines), Pablo Morabito, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben, Dieter Rams (Braun), Sir Clive Sinclair, Roger Tallon (LIP), Bjorn Weckström (Lapponia) 

Muy amplia seleccion de LED / LCD / Digital / Electric.. 
con modelos muy raros entre ellos; 
Sinclair, Braun, Girard Perregaux, Zodiac, Amida Digitrend, Hamilton Ventura eléctricos, Meteor, Víctor, Van Horn, Spectra, Pacer, Vega, Omega tiome computer, Megaquartz, Jaz Derby cilíndrico jump hourd, Heuer Chronosplit, Manhattan, Bulova Accutron con diapasón , Accuquartz; Hamilton Pulsar, Fairchild, Texas Instruments, Zenith Futur, Nepro cuarzo, Croton, Solitron, Synchronar Solar, Yema, Longines, Pontiac, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Wittnauer, Pop-up LED, LED lateral, Mido Swissonic, Waltham, dinámico Dispersión LCD, Seiko, Hughes Aircraft, Longines Gemini II, elektronika, Junghans, Hewlett Packard HP-01 Calculadora Mira, Omega Chronoquartz Albatros, (no de Rolex Tudor o cuarzo), Mortima, SICURA Instalite, Swatch, Computron, Omega dynamic, alarma, doble tiempo, hora mundial, electrónica, relojes cronógrafo y muchos muchos más! 

Libro: la historia del moderno reloj de pulsera 
Autor: Pieter Doensen 
ISBN: 905349135X 
Editorial: Snoeck Ducaju y Zoon, NV, Gante, Bélgica 
Publicado en: 1994 
Número de páginas: 253 
Imágenes: cientos de fotografías en color

Excert from the book – part 1 
Excert from the book – part 2 
Excert from the book – part 3
Excert from the book – part 4

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SPACEMAN – THE BOOK – HISTORY OF MODERN WRISTWATCH

WATCH. History of the modern wrist watch.

The “Bible” of 70s Watches

By Pieter Doensen.



Early electric watch

“WATCH” is an important book which covers the technical and historical development of the modern wrist watch. In its 256 pages, “WATCH” includes 650 full colour illustrations photographed by the famous Dutch photographer Erik Hesmerg. “WATCH” will be the first published and internationally released work of reference on this topic.


“WATCH” is divided in two sections.

Firstly an historic overview of the evolution of the modern wristwatch between the years 1950 – 1994 is given. The text systematically and alphabetically deals with a number of artists who designed watches many years before the introduction of the highly succesful Swatch watch. An illustrated overview of these watches together with a short biography of the “designer artists” is also included.

The second section of the book places the development of the electric and electronic wrist watch in historical perspective. These are described in chronological order from the first battery powered watch with a balance wheel with mechanical contacts, through the development of the tuning fork watch, transistorised watches with a balance wheel and finally quartz watches. Technical developments are explained in a short and straightforward manner, supported by clear illustrations. The significance of this survey may be underlined by the fact that approximately one billion watches are sold every year, of these, 85% are battery powered.

Many of these watches were far ahead of their time. Unfortunately, despite of their beautiful designs, many never achieved larges sales due to the comparatively small numbers produced.

Design by Dieter Rams

“WATCH” is the first book to fully record the evolution of the modern watch. It will be a reference book for those with interests in modern designs and technical achievements.

The author spent fifteen years in accumulating the information included in this book. He visited not only the centers of the watch industry to study their archives but also factories, museums, watch collectors, artists and designers; original data was obtained from many of the latter.

Richard Arbib (Hamilton Eléctric), Pierre Balmain, Francois Baschmakoff (LIP), Guccio Bertone (Buler), Max Bill (Junghans), Miguel Boyer (LIP), Pierre Cardin (Jaeger), Alain Carre (Waterman), Jean Dinh Van (LIP), Christian Dior (Bulova), Tian Harlan (Chromachron), Isabelle Hebey (LIP), Marc Lugar (LIP), Nathan George Horwitt (Movado), Michael Kinn (LIP), Andre Le Marquand (Catena Spaceman), Serge Manzon (Longines), Pablo Morabito, Bruno Ninaber van Eyben, Dieter Rams (Braun), Sir Clive Sinclair, Roger Tallon (LIP), Bjorn Weckström (Lapponia)

Spaceman watches, Sinclair, Braun, Girard Perregaux, Zodiac, Amida Digitrend, Hamilton Ventura , Meteor, Víctor, Van Horn, Spectra, Pacer, Vega, Omega time computer, Megaquartz, Jaz Derby jump hour, Heuer Chronosplit, Manhattan, Bulova Accutron con diapasón , Accuquartz; Hamilton Pulsar, Fairchild, Texas Instruments, Zenith Futur, Nepro cuarzo, Croton, Solitron, Synchronar Solar, Yema, Longines, Pontiac, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Wittnauer, Pop-up LED, LED lateral, Mido Swissonic, Waltham, Seiko, Hughes Aircraft, Longines Gemini II, elektronika, Junghans, Hewlett Packard HP-01, Omega Chronoquartz Albatros, Mortima, SICURA Instalite, Swatch, Computron, Omega dynamic, alarm date, word timers and many more! 

Important institutions, including the “Goud Zilver and Klokken Museum” of Schoonhoven, the Netherlands, the Horological Museum of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and the Museum of the Japanese Seiko Corporation have enthusiastically contributed to this book by offering original material for publication. Other museums, institutions, many manufacturers, designers and collectors of watches have assisted in contributing to the wealth of information contained in this book.

The first edition contains 6,000 books.
The dimensions are 24cm x 30cm.
The price is 58 euro
The designer is Gertjan Slagter from Groningen.
The book has a paper board with jacket.

If you wish to buy a book, you may contact the author at the adress below.
If you want to write a review on “WATCH” in a periodical, additional information and illustrative material is available. No duty will be required.

Pieter Doensen
Jan van Scorelstraat 40
3583 CR Utrecht

The Netherlands
tel. 00 31 30 2517619
email: doensen@xs4all.nl

Since collectables need collectors and collectors need reference works, Pieter Doensen has taken up the challenge to provide them with the first comprehensive study of the “collectable modern wrist watch”.

C.16 André Le Marquand

André le Marquand is known as an architect and designer of watches. After his ‘Spaceman’ became a success, he has been designing more and more for exclusive watch firms.
Under his own brandname ‘André Le Marquand Genève’ a series of very exclusive and stylish watches have been released. For the interior of the hall of the new Catena factory of Bulle, he created a beautiful fresco painting that pictures the history of time measurement.

1930 Born on the 17th of August 1930 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
1955 He finishes his studies at the art schools he attended in Switzerland and Great Britain to become an independent architect.
1969 After the launching of the first space-vehicles, the owner of Catena Bulle Switzerland, Claude Lebet and the director Francis Bourquin ask André Le Marquand to create a range of watches of a totally new design. The result is an edition of four series of watches in 1972 and 1973, nearly all inspired by an astronaut’s helmet. This watch is also sold by Tressa Lux, Fortis, Jules Jurgensen, Octo, Zeno Watch, Harlem and others. On December 11th 1969 the design is registered in the USA under no. 20.466 and a patent application is filed on February 10th 1970, in Switzerland.
1972 The Spaceman watches cause a sensation at the Basle Fair. Nobody thought these strange watches could ever be sold. Nevertheless, within ten years 150.000 Spacemans were sold all over the world. Especially in the Far East and in Hollywood, the watches were very successful. Many fake copies were made in Hong Kong.

1972. Spaceman
The first oval model is called ‘Spaceman’ and is issued in six different colours. Each colour is fitted with an automatic or a mechanical movement. The hands are always orange coloured. Available with or without day and date. The straps were made by Dupont and Nemours out of Corfam. The ‘Spaceman 7Z’ is a less interesting variation on this design and has a circular dial and an oval case.

The basic models are:

1 Creamy coloured strap, green dial.
2 Blue strap, blue dial.
3 Red strap, red dial.
4 Black-brown strap, matching dial.
5 Dark brown strap, matching dial.
6 White strap, white or violet dial.

1974. Spaceman Audacieuse
The second rectangular series is called ‘Spaceman Audacieuse’ with an asymmetrical shaped chromium plated steel bracelet, lacquered leather or normal leather strap. Each watch is produced as a man’s watch and as a smaller ladies’ watch. Available with day, with and without day and date, and with an automatic or a normal movement. The metal case has four variations: chromium plated, gold plated, shiny black and dull black. If the watch has a leather strap, the colour of the strap matches the colour of the dial. An incredible number of variations, due to the combination of strap and dial, can be found of these watches. The rare ones are the models with vertical bars on the dial, with lighting and the completely black models. It is reported that there is a watch in this series with a dynamic scattering liquid crystal display by Microma.

Some examples:

7 With lighting.
8 Completely black version. Very rare.
9 Chromium plated.
10 Man’s watch. Red lacquered strap.
11 Lady’s watch. Red lacquered strap.

1977.
The third series contains one Spaceman model in black, red, blue, brown or steel colour, with a matching broad leather or a chromium plated steel symmetrical strap. Fitted with digital mechanical movement.

12 Red-violet version.
13 Grey version.

1977.
The fourth series contains two LCD watches. Strap and helmet shaped case made out of dull chromium plated steel. The dial is grey or black.

14 Chronograph.
15 Very futuristic model named ‘Spacesonic’. Also sold by Limit International
(Hirst Brothers & Co. of Great Britain).

Excert from the book – part 1 
Excert from the book – part 2 
Excert from the book – part 3
Excert from the book – part 4


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