Sotheby’s to sell George Daniels’ personal collection of clocks and watches in London in November 2012

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s announced the Single Owner sale of the George Daniels’ Horological Collection, which will take place in London on 6th November 2012. George Daniels (19 August 1926 – 21 October 2011) was a world-known horologist and the most important of the 20th Century. He was the only watchmaker ever to have received a CBEi and a MBEii for his services to horology, and was the inventor of the Daniels revolutionary ‘Co-Axial’ escapement developed during the 1970s, designed to run unaffected by the deterioration of its lubricant. This personal collection of clocks and watches comprises those pieces he made and retained for his own pleasure and fine and rare examples by some of the most famous makers of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries. Consisting of approximately 130 lots, and estimated to fetch in the region of £5 million, the sale will be a tribute to a life devoted to horology. Many of these special