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. Following the landmark sale of the George Daniels Horological Collection last week in London, achieving a total of £8,285,139 ($13,249,594), Sotheby’s Geneva sale of Important Watches concluded with a result of CHF … [Read more...]
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In a year when Omega has introduced a slew of very high-profile timepieces tied to major events that it sponsors — the London Olympics, the new James Bond film, Golf's Ryder cup — watch aficionados might have thus far overlooked one of the Swiss brand's most strikingly elegant new releases for 2012, the new De Ville Chronograph — powered by manufacture Caliber 9301, with Omega's now-famous … [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 … [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. … [Read more...]