Dienstag, 14. Februar 2017

George Daniels Millennium white gold ----> Sotheby's London, April 25th

Dear watch aficionado.

When watches like this one are coming up for sale, I am always getting so nervous and excited. As everybody knows, the Millennium series was the last one that Dr. George Daniels was working on, well the prototype. (after the Millennium series there was as well the Daniels Anniversary in 2009 for the 35 years of the co-axial movement, this entire series was finished by Roger Smith in his own atelier, limited to 35 pieces). 

The Millennium series was made by Roger W. Smith (who is creating amazing timepieces today),  with some help and advices from George Daniels, as at that time, Roger Smith started to work at the atelier of George Daniels. The Millennium series was limited to only 50 pieces overall and there were only 8 made in white gold and 42 in yellow gold plus the prototype in yellow gold. The movement was based on a Omega calibre 2500 and fitted with the slim co-axial escapement and gravé-main & guilloché-main finished. The later Daniels Anniversary series was fitted with an entirely in house developed movement (dial design was inspired by the Tourbillon pocket watch) with the single wheel co-axial escapement invented by Roger Smith and made at the atelier of Roger Smith who started his own workshop after the completion of the Millennium series in 2001.

The estimate is 80 000£ - 120 000£. The last Millennium that was sold, was a yellow gold at Bonhams in 2014 which ended at 180 000€.

I'd say that this is pretty much a one off chance to acquire a Millennium in white gold and if my pockets were deeper, I would go for it! Here as well the direct link to Sotheby's: http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/2017/watches-sale-l17053.html

photo by Sotheby's

Kind regards.
Christian Bissener

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