A Glimpse into the History of Timekeeping: Highlights from ‘Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary’

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Widely regarded as the greatest watchmaker of the 20th century, Daniels is internationally recognised for his many contributions to the horological world, working entirely alone to create his exceptional watches and serving as an inspiration to numerous young aspiring independent watchmakers today.

Daniels made a mere 23 pocket watches during his life time, and of them all it is the Space Traveller that is the most revered. Described as ‘the most important English watch of modern times’ Space Traveller I is not only one of the most technically accomplished watches of all time, it is was also of enormous personal significance to Daniels, who treasured it and often wore it as a showpiece. In 1988, the watch appeared for sale at Sotheby’s in Geneva where made a then record CFH 220,000. Its appearance again now marks the first time the watch has been seen in public since then.

A Glimpse into the History of Timekeeping: Highlights from ‘Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary’

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