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28 November, 2013 at 1:05 am in Business
Michael Clerizo, friend of the show for a long time now, already had written a beautiful book called ‘Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking‘. Clerizo (Wallstreet Journal contributor) just finished another great replica omega watches uk – another masterpiece – called ‘George Daniels, A Master Watchmaker & His Art’.
Many of you will know George Daniels for his (important) work on the Co-Axial escapement. One of the – or perhaps the – most important inventions in watchmaking which has been adopted by OMEGA since 1999. However, Daniels already came up with the first co-axial escapement in 1975. After having having it tried and tested in a pocket Ulysse Nardin replica uk first, he also applied his invention into wristwatches. By coincidence, he also used an OMEGA watch to test it. A Speedmaster chronograph that we now know as Mark 4. 5, with a Lemania (caliber 5100) based movement. However, it took Daniels till 1994 before he found a manufacturer (OMEGA) that eventually would adopt his invention into wrist watches.
I don’t want to spoil anything from this book, but I found the part ‘Daniels life between 1975 – 2011′ to be very inspiring. Even to a level that i almost couldn’t stop reading it. Clerizo did a perfect job capturing the emotion of Daniels whilst talking about this period in his life. I could actually picture the setting in which Daniels had his discussions with the different watch manufacturers he tried to convince of his co-axial escapement.
Clerizo also pictures the 25 watches that Daniels made, unique watches that he created with antiquated watchmaking tools. These beautiful photographs are placed between the different stages of Alain Silberstein replica uk life. A truly interesting biography of a watchmaker on the Isle of Man. A distinguished Englishman that visited Biel driving his open Bentley in the 1990s while visiting the brand that helped him realizing one of his dreams. That must have been a crazy sight for the Swiss people living there.