Lot 143
  • 143

GEORGE DANIELS, LONDON A UNIQUE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT YELLOW GOLD WATCH WITH DANIELS DOUBLE-WHEEL ESCAPEMENT, MEAN-SOLAR AND SIDEREAL TIME, ANNUAL CALENDAR, AGE AND PHASE OF MOON AND EQUATION OF TIME INDICATIONS1982 SPACE TRAVELLER I

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700,000 - 1,000,000 GBP
Sold
3,615,000 GBP
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  • George Daniels, London
  • A UNIQUE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT YELLOW GOLD WATCH WITH DANIELS DOUBLE-WHEEL ESCAPEMENT, MEAN-SOLAR AND SIDEREAL TIME, ANNUAL CALENDAR, AGE AND PHASE OF MOON AND EQUATION OF TIME INDICATIONS1982 SPACE TRAVELLER I
• Movement: gilt brass, Lepine calibre construction, 32 hour duration, two going-barrels with two contra-rotating trains driving the two escape wheels of the Daniels independent double wheel escapement, incorporating a 'Y' shaped central locking detent with three pallets, mono-metallic, stainless steel four-arm balance with gold adjusting screws and Daniels auxiliary compensation, free-sprung overcoil balance spring, two trains calculated for mean-solar and sidereal time including seconds, annual calendar ring with kidney-cam and equation of time indication, accurate lunar dial driven from the sidereal train with indications for the age and phase of the moon, signed Daniels, London• Dial: silver engine-turned dial with 24-hour chapter ring to the left for sidereal time and 24-hour chapter ring to the right for mean-solar time, each with seconds below, aperture in the mean-solar chapter ring for the annual calendar and apertures in the sidereal dial for the age and phase of the moon, quadrant  above for the equation of time, gold and blued steel Daniels hands, cartouche signed Daniels, London• Case: gold engine-turned case with Daniels pendant and bow, case maker's mark GD, import mark for London 1983 Short gold graduated, double-link chain with gold and blued-steel double-ended key
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