Lot 118
  • 118

Omega / George Daniels

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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • Omega / George Daniels
  • AN EXPERIMENTAL STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT AND DATE
    REF 168.1050/368.1050 CIRCA 1999

  • stainless steel
  • diameter 35 mm
• George Daniels automatic co-axial escapement, 23 jewels • two-tone silvered dial, applied baton indexes, aperture for date • stainless steel case, stepped bezel, snap-on back • dial, case and movement signed

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by additional parts for the co-axial escapement, balance wheel and spring and a letter from Dr George Daniels confirming that the present lot is 'part of the first experimental co-axial series for production'.

This watch was a gift from Dr. George Daniels to Dr. Andrew Lumsden. Friends since they met on a South London street in 1970, when Dr. Daniels was passing by on his BMW motorcycle and saw Dr. Lumsden working on his Vincent motorcar and offered him advice. They shared a love of all things mechanical and consulted each other for insight and guidance, this included Dr. Lumsden reviewing the manuscript of Dr. Daniels book Watchmaking who confirmed his understanding of it and therefore it would be a useful guide to notice watchmakers. Dr. Lumsden also wrote a compelling forward for Dr. Daniels’ autobiography, All in Good time. It clearly expressed the admiration he had close friend, for his enduring determination enormous contributions he made to horology.

Daniels, G., All in Good Time, Reflections of a Watchmaker, 2013.
Daniels, G., Watchmaking, 1981.

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