From feathered dials to painted faces, these watches are works of art

Published: 17/10/2017
From feathered dials to painted faces, these watches are works of art
Source: NYPOST.COM

Long before technical advancements transformed watches into precise timekeeping instruments, they were lavishly decorated mechanical trophies that conveyed the wealth and status of their aristocratic owners. What they lacked in accuracy early pocket watches made up for in artistry. Watchmaking’s traditional decorative embellishments — such as bejeweling, engraving and enameling — are known as méti

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