The Jur­gensen Dy­nas ty: Fo ur Cen­turies of Watch mak­ing in Two Coun­tries

By John M. R. Knud­sen (Ur­ban Jur­gensen)

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Switzer­land and Ger­many, maybe France and the UK, to­day’s un­der­stand­ing of watch his­tory tends to be fo­cused around just a few coun­tries. But ‘The Jur­gensen Dy­nasty’ re­minds us of oth­er­wise, no­tably that Den­mark had some se­ri­ous watch­mak­ing pi­o­neers in its time. De­tail­ing the work of four gen­er­a­tions of watch­mak­ers, the book fo­cuses on the most renowned, Ur­ban Jur­gensen, 1776-1830, one of the first watch­mak­ers to have his con­tri­bu­tion to horol­ogy recog­nised by the Royal Dan­ish Academy of Science – and which con­nects through the years to the Ur­ban Jur­gensen & Son­ner time­pieces made to­day. £165

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