Alchimie Horlogère / Horological Alchemy
Alchimie Horlogère / Horological Alchemy, a book from De Bethune co-founder and great contemporary watchmaker, Denis Flageollet. Alchimie Horlogère addresses not only the technical aspects of fine watchmaking, but also the different crafting skills and the relationship with the material. The use of high-tech materials, innovative components (like silicon balance springs) and futuristic design are important aspects of his creation and the founding principles of the Manufacture.
The book is available in French and English. Its cover was designed by François Schuiten.