The Horological Society of New York has announced the special guest for its next meeting.
The technical development of the chronograph is a fascinating story, and there may be no one more qualified to tell it than Dr. Sèbastien Chaulmontet, Head of Movement Design for Manufacture La Joux-Perret, Arnold & Son and Angelus Watches. At the September 12 meeting of the Horological Society of New York, Dr. Chaulmontet will lecture on the history of the chronograph, beginning with its predecessors, to the creation of the so-called modern (pocket) chronograph.
Moving towards present day, the industrialization of the complication will be discussed, along with an overview of American pocket chronographs. The three major ébauche (blank) producers will be highlighted along with the chronograph makers using in-house movements like Angelus, Excelsior Park, Lemania, Longines, Minerva, Movado and Universal. Famous models from important brands as Breitling, Enicar, Heuer, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex or Zenith shall of course not be missed. Finally, some interesting aspects of collecting antique and vintage chronographs will be presented.
About Sébastien Chaulmontet
Sèbastien Chaulmontet is the author, with Dr Joîl Pynson, of the book Chronographs for Collectors. He is also an expert collector of antique and vintage chronographs. Doctor of law and lawyer by training, he is today a watch movement creator and head of innovation at Manufacture La Joux-Perret, Arnold & Son and Angelus.
Monday, September 12, 2016 6:30-9 p.m. General Society Library 20 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and conversation. Lecture begins promptly at 7 p.m. All attendees are asked to sign in before the lecture starts. Please arrive early with this in mind. Before meetings, many HSNY members gather for food and drink at St. Pats Bar & Grill at 22 West 46th Street.