The JLC Yearbook 2010 or the fourth Jaeger-LeCoultre Yearbook is out. As per the tradition of this luxurious publication it gives pride of place to images. The photographs chosen for publication in the year book are from very respected names from the field of photography. Well-known photographers such as Sybille Bergmann, René Staud and Man Ray rub shoulders with youthful talents including Spanish artist Rosa Basurto, and masters of watch making photography like Claude Joray, Gilles Pernet and Jean-Paul Cattin.
The focus of this publication is horological in nature. The art and science of horology is at the heart of this publication. And predictably it plunges into the historical roots of time measurement. It is followed by the writings of the famous astrophysicist Hubert Reeves, whose text is enlivened by pictures of the galaxy taken by the NASA.
This edition of the JLC Yearbook is firmly focused on Movement. There are a total of eight chapters in the book and each chapter examines the theme from a different angle. There are contrasting moods and extreme situations. Instead of writing 4 on the fourth edition cover they have written eight divided by two which they claim is a symbolic gesture to merge science with culture.