The passing of the hours is the one thing we all have in common. Long the subject of philosophical musings, time waits for none of us. This thought-provoking volume profiles twelve very distinct masters in the world of high-end horology. We learn of the unique process, infinite precision, and personal vision each brings to his craft. Through text and photographs we gain a heartfelt understanding of the fine detail and delicate artistry that is the hallmark of mechanical watchmaking at its highest echelons. Author Elizabeth Doerr is the senior editor of Wristwatch Annual and has written for prominent magazines worldwide. Photographer Ralf Baumgarten's varied projects include his first book on watchmaking, UhrMenschen. His works have been featured in publications and exhibitions internationally.