For watch enthusiasts, George Daniels is a god. He is a watch maker widely recognized for leading the wave of independent manufacturers in the 90s and is known for his hardcore approach, known as the Daniels Method. Although there are a few George Daniels watches in serial production, his crowning achievement is a total of 37 pieces he made from start to finish entirely by hand. Almost all of Daniels creations are pocket watches – but Phillips found three wristsee.
One of the really notable ones here is the unique Spring Case Tourbillon. This is one of only two wristwatches that Daniels makes entirely himself. He loved the watch so much that he famously wore it every day from completing it in 1992 until a friend convinced him to sell it in 2005, according to Phillips.
Daniels made the other two for sale in partnership with his patron Roger Smith. The George Daniels Millennium and Anniversary are both golden yellow, and both are rare, coveted pieces no matter how you cut it: Daniels and Smith made 48 of the former and 35 of the latter.
When just one watch is not enough
Until the end of August 22, Bonhams.
There’s a lot of Hulk related content these days. While enjoying the new She is heavy, why not navigate to Bonhams, where you’ll find an 11-piece collection of completely unworn Hulks? Hulk is, of course, the nickname given to the all-green Rolex Submariner with an enlarged and unobtrusive “Super” case. All of these watches come from a single collector who purchased the Hulk every year it was made, from 2010 to 2020. It may not be surprising given the current state of the market, where the prices are. The value of modern watchmaking is coming back to earth, more than half of these Hulks are still waiting for an initial offer despite the fact that the bidding will end in a few days, on August 22nd. It’s time for Hulk Hit that buy button.