George Daniels is a true legend in the world of watchmaking art. He invented co-axial escapement. In honor of the 35-year anniversary of this invention, the brand established by George Daniels himself, produced anniversary watch. According to the words of representatives of the company: “George loved the dial layout. He preferred to use it in the wrist watches and pocket chronographs. For this reason, that particular dial layout was chosen for anniversary model.”
The George Daniels anniversary watch comes in limited series of thirty five pieces. It is an embodiment of one of the most considerable achievements in the watch industry in the last century, but also this watch model is the culmination of the entire life of George Daniels. All the pieces of the series were made manually in the family workshop on the Isle of Man. Unfortunately, George Daniels died in 2011. However, he designed the mechanism of anniversary model himself.
The refined case of the George Daniels 35th anniversary watch is made of 18K yellow gold. The case is solved at classical size of 40mm. The thickness of watch is 12.4mm including back and front sapphire glass. The watch case was made by means of the special technology developed by George Daniels. This wreath of watchmaking art weighs 48 grams.
The refined dial is decorated with yellow gold elements. The black Roman numbers are chosen for the hour indexes. The crown is also made of 18K yellow gold. The hour and minute hands and hands of additional dials are executed of the same precious metal. The George Daniels 35th anniversary watch has such functions as seconds dial, display of power reserve and a dial with a day of the week. All the numbers and other symbols on the dial are made by human hands. They are protected with special lacquer which was applied by hand also, using a brush from squirrel hair. The black alligator leather strap supplements the amazing watch style.
The George Daniels 35th anniversary watch is equipped with Daniels Stop Start mechanism. It is a function which provides the stable torque. This mechanism disengages the mainspring after thirty six hours; it provides the “prime” powering segment of the mainspring. This is one more mechanical detail that responds for the watch accuracy.
It can be easily told that this watch model belongs more to art and history rather than only to everyday life watch usage.