Bonhams to auction rare limited series George Daniels wristwatch.

George Daniels

George Daniels features a George Daniels watch coming up for Auction at Bonhams.

Daniels, is widely regarded as one of the greatest watchmakers to have ever lived. Self-taught, he established the ‘Daniels Method’ by becoming the first person to have mastered 32 of the 34 skills necessary to craft a watch entirely by hand.

Not only did Daniels attain this zen-like mastery of his craft through trial and error, he also invented an entirely new type of escapement, the Co-axial, which Omega eventually purchased and placed at the heart of its watchmaking activities.

Coming to the craft late in life – Daniels completed his first watch in 1969 as he approached the age of 50 – he completed just 27 unique pocket and wrist watches, as well as the Millennium and Anniversary series runs of 58 and 35 pieces respectively.

The Millennium series celebrated the Swiss watch industry’s acceptance of the Co-axial movement. These watches Daniels crafted with his protégé, Roger W Smith, using the very first Omega Co-axial movements in 1998.

Bonhams New Bond Street London.W.1. 19th September 2016 LOT 563Y. Daniels anniversary edition. The Robert White Collection. 18K. LTD SERIES. No.24/35. Manual wind. Instantaneous calendar. power reserve indication. Co-Axial escapement & start crop mechanism.

Courtesy and with thanks MagazineQP. and Bonhams Auctions.




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