George Daniels
AN 18K YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED CO-AXIAL FOUR-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH DANIELS COMPACT CHRONOGRAPH MECHANISM AND 48-HOUR POWER RESERVE 1994
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LOT SOLD. 657,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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George Daniels
AN 18K YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED CO-AXIAL FOUR-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH DANIELS COMPACT CHRONOGRAPH MECHANISM AND 48-HOUR POWER RESERVE 1994
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 657,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The George Daniels Horological Collection

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George Daniels
AN 18K YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED CO-AXIAL FOUR-MINUTE TOURBILLON WATCH WITH DANIELS COMPACT CHRONOGRAPH MECHANISM AND 48-HOUR POWER RESERVE 1994
• gilt brass movement, Co-Axial escapement mounted in a polished steel four-minute tourbillon carriage, four-arm balance with gold adjusting weights and free-sprung overcoil balance spring, two going barrels, 48 hour duration, Daniels compact chronograph mechanism to the right of the tourbillon carriage, Daniels three-position keyless winding and differential screw winding indicator • silver engine-turned dial, eccentric gold chapter ring, roman numerals, fan-form sector for power reserve indication below XII, interlaced subsidiary seconds to the right, chronograph seconds with concentric minute recording, gold cartouche signed Daniels London, gold Daniels hands • polished case with Daniels keyless pendant and bow winding, twin chronograph buttons in the band • case and dial signed • hallmarked London 1994, case maker's mark GD • with an 18k yellow gold T-bar and double-link chain
diameter 66 mm
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Exhibited

George Daniels Retrospective Exhibition, Exhibit No.23, Sotheby's London, 18-23 July, 2006

Literature

George Daniels, All in Good Time, plate 23

Catalogue Note

The present lot includes another of Dr. Daniels horological creations, which he called the 'Compact Chronograph Mechanism'. The watch was completed in 1994, when Dr. Daniels was in his 70th year.
This watch was made while the Co-Axial was being developed for commercial manufacture and while he was documenting his study of escapements in his book 'The Practical Watch Escapement, it was also the last pocket watch he completed.

The George Daniels Horological Collection

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London