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To mark the occasion of the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the famous high-end watch maker, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden are organizing an exhibition that will trace the history of making precision timepieces in Saxony. The amateur Johann Heinrich Seyffert, the future master horologist Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, and the successful watch manufacturer Ferdinand Adolph Lange represent this development from the first precision watches to the high-quality serial production of pocket watches. This one of a kind book features images of these unique collector items and captures the essence of the skill that goes into the creation of timepieces. The text is in both English and German.
Sibylle Gluch is an art historian at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Peter Plaßmeyer is director of the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Royal Cabinet of Mathematical and Physical Instruments) in Dresden, Germany. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden are among the foremost museums of the world with a total of 14 museums that offer a thematic diversity that is exceptional for its kind.