Jonathan has had a life-long interest in clocks and watches and he is the sixth generation to have been involved in horology. He trained and worked for seven years as a valuer and auctioneer in a regional auction room before joining Sotheby’s as a general valuer in 1987. In 1992 he became Head of Clocks and Barometers at Sotheby’s Sussex saleroom, a post held until moving to London in 2002. His career at Sotheby’s has seen his involvement in the formation, valuation and sale of some of the world’s most important clock and watch collections globally, but he is particularly proud of his close association with one of the most famous horologists of the 20th century, the late Dr George Daniels, and the sale that took place following Dr Daniels’ death in 2011.
Jonathan is a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, having been Master in 2019, a member of the Antiquarian Horological Society and an associate member of the British Horological Institute.