Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CUSTOMISED BY GEORGE DANIELS FOR A SLIM CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT CIRCA 1989 DATEJUST REF 16220
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5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CUSTOMISED BY GEORGE DANIELS FOR A SLIM CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT CIRCA 1989 DATEJUST REF 16220
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The George Daniels Horological Collection

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Rolex
A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CUSTOMISED BY GEORGE DANIELS FOR A SLIM CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT CIRCA 1989 DATEJUST REF 16220
• cal.3135 nickel movement, mono-metallic balance, 31 jewels slim Co-Axial escapement added by George Daniels • white dial, applied baton numerals, aperture for date • Oyster case with screw-down crown and case back, milled bezel • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet with folding clasp
diameter 36 mm
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Exhibited

George Daniels Retrospective Exhibition, Exhibit No.27, Sotheby's London, 18-23 July, 2006

Literature

George Daniels, All in Good Time, p.91-92 and plate 39.
George Daniels, The Practical Watch Escapement, p.79.

Catalogue Note

In 1984 Dr. Daniels was approached by Rolex and visited them in Geneva to dicuss his co-axial escapement.
After being kept waiting for seventeen minutes Dr. Daniels was introduced to the chief technician and the production technician. Dr. Daniels felt the time he was kept waiting was the height of arrogance and therefore recounted this in his autobiography. 

For a description of Dr. Daniels visit to Rolex in 1984 see George Daniels, All in Good Time, p.91-92.

The present lot was one of the six watches used in Dr. Daniels Co-Axial escapement model at Basel fair. For a further note on the model see lot 22.
 

The George Daniels Horological Collection

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