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    For Real Horology Fans Only - Why You Should Know Wright Of Derby



    The Urban Gentry
    Published on Mar 15, 2019

    In today’s video we return to the subject of true horology. Most watch enthusiasts love to throw that word around but fail to understand that timepieces on the wrist are only a tiny part of a story going back to the beginning of human civilization.

    One of the most profound ways horology has left its mark on history is its influence and impact on art. In this episode I discuss the legendary English artist Wright of Derby and how he captured one of the most important moments in the evolution of horology and science. I then explore why the Orrery is perhaps the greatest of all complications and why Derby is one of the greatest artists of the 18th century.


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    In my reading of early time period (15th - 16th century) watch making, I noticed the intricate detail of the watches as opposed to watch design today.
    This video was interesting as I did not know of it's influence on this early time period art. There are very few pieces today that have a serious artistic flair but I think you could make a case for this century's style of timepieces and it's relation to influencing art.
    There is an abstract element involved in watch design that I have noticed. Just a thought.
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