Sotheby’s – Fine WatchesNovember 23rd, 2011 by Admin
The fine watches sale on the 13th December has a wide selection of collectable timepieces, from early pocket watches to modern wristwatches, that will appeal to all watch enthusiasts.
Among the highlights we are delighted to be offering a Millennium wristwatch by Dr George Daniels, one of the greatest watchmakers of the 20th Century. This extremely rare handmade watch incorporates his revolutionary patented ‘Co-Axial’ escapement which represents the first advancement in escapement design since the invention of the lever escapement in 1754.
The sale also includes a large selection of pocket watches including beautiful enamel pieces and technically interesting horological mechanisms. The major premium wristwatch brands are represented and feature sort after models from Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, Daniel Roth and Audemars Piguet.
For those collectors wishing to acquire a Patek Philippe there is a selection of vintage and modern items including a fine pink gold reference 130 and the iconic reference 3970 complication.