Celebration of the English Watch, Part III: The Genius of Thomas Tompion

London | December 2016

Discover the genius of the ‘Father of British Horology” in this exploration of Thomas Tompion, his students and his peers’ achievements in timekeeping. Sotheby’s Specialist Jonathan Hills presents a carefully curated selection of the finest English Watches, including five Tompion pieces, a piece made especially for JPMorgan and one considered the iPhone of its day. The Celebration of the English Watch, Part III: The Genius of Thomas Tompion auction takes place at Sotheby’s in London on 15 December.

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