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Omega
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET CUSTOMISED BY GEORGE DANIELS FOR A CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT CIRCA 1975
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Omega
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET CUSTOMISED BY GEORGE DANIELS FOR A CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT CIRCA 1975
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The George Daniels Horological Collection

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Omega
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DAY, DATE AND BRACELET CUSTOMISED BY GEORGE DANIELS FOR A CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT CIRCA 1975
• cal. 1045 pink gilt movement, mono-metallic balance, 17 jewels, Co-Axial escapement added by George Daniels • black dial, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 12-hour register and 24-hour indication, apertures for day and date, outer track calibrated for tachometer, luminous baton indexes, luminous hands • satin-finished tonneau case, screw-down case back • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp
diameter 42 mm
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Exhibited

George Daniels Retrospective Exhibition, Exhibit No.24, Sotheby's London, 18-23 July, 2006

Literature

George Daniels, All in Good Time, plate 48
George Daniels, The Practical Watch Escapement, p.76.

Catalogue Note

In the 1970's Dr. Daniels began his attempts to interest the Swiss watch industry in his escapement. He had recieved a letter from a firm of escapement makers inviting him to visit their factory. He took with him some drawings and an example of a pocket watch. They did not make pocket watches and they felt the problems for a wristwatch escapement would be too great. Dr. Daniels returned to London and fitted an Omega wristwatch with the escapement and then returned to the factory. They were interested but criticised its size as it was a large thick watch and it would have been difficult to market given the current fashion for slim watches.

The present watch appears to be the watch mentioned by Dr. Daniels in All in Good Time, p.87.

The George Daniels Horological Collection

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