In 2012, Omega introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsored — the London Olympics; the James Bond film, Skyfall; and Golf's Ryder cup. Largely lost in the hoopla was one of the Swiss brand's most strikingly elegant new releases from that year, an Omega De Ville Chronograph powered by manufacture Caliber 9301, with Omega's now-famous co-axial escapement, and outfitted in a rose-gold case and blue dial and strap. Here we give this watch the showcase we … [Read more...]
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Earlier today, we posted results from recent record-breaking Antiquorum and Christie's watch auctions. Sotheby's also had strong results for its November watch auctions. … [Read more...]
The man considered by many to be the greatest watchmaker of the modern era has died. Dr. George Daniels passed away peacefully at his home in Ramsey, Isle of Man, on Friday. He was 85. During his 60-year career, Daniels created many new inventions, the most famous of which is the co-axial escapement adopted by Omega. Daniels was appointed an MBE in 1981 and CBE in 2010 for his services to horology. His book, titled simply Watchmaking, is a standard reference in the field. … [Read more...]
If there was was one dinner watchmakers and enthusiasts hoped to attend in 2010, it was the one organized to honor George Daniels on June 24 at the Lanesborough Hotel in London. The dinner was hosted by F.P. Journe to celebrate the achievements, innovation and expertise George Daniels has contributed to the world or horology. … [Read more...]
At Baselworld, a small group of watch publications, including WatchTime - the only U.S. representative, was granted an interview with Dr. George Daniels, the legendary British watchmaker and creator of the co-axial escapement. At 84, Daniels still plies his trade, developing technology for Omega and creating his own watches, most recently with his former apprentice, British watchmaker Roger Smith. What follows are excerpts from the interview. … [Read more...]