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George Daniels (A Master Watchmaker & His Art)

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9780500516362
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Overview

Master watchmaker and inventor George Daniels (1926–2011) was regarded as the finest exponent of his craft in the world. Over the course of his career he laboriously constructed twenty-five mechanical watches using antiquated tools and creating almost every component by hand. Each is a work of great originality and exceptional beauty, and his creations are appreciated as milestones in the art of watchmaking. While admired for their lucidity of appearance and unadorned dials, Daniels’s watches feature a raft of exquisite complications, such as chronographs, thermometers and power reserve indicators. His more intricate designs also incorporate perpetual calendars and minute repeaters, as well as indictors displaying mean solar and sidereal time, the age and phases of the moon, and the equation of time. Most significant of all Daniels’s contributions to the field of mechanical horology is his revolutionary invention: the co-axial escapement. This, the first noteworthy advance in practical watch design since Thomas Mudge’s lever escapement of 1754, helped to save a mechanical watch industry in danger of being overwhelmed by mass-produced quartz wristwatches. Detailed photographs of all of Daniels’s unique watches (both dial and movement) can be seen here, along with rare and previously unpublished images from Daniels’s own archive of photographs and working drawings. Michael Clerizo worked closely with George Daniels in the preparation of this book, the artist recounting episodes from his life and career over their innumerable conversations at his home on the Isle of Man. That biography helps ensure the book is a fitting and authentic tribute to the greatest watchmaker of the modern era.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Michael Clerizo
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    208
    Publisher:
    Thames & Hudson (April 1, 2013)
    Language:
    English
    Audience:
    General/trade
    ISBN-13:
    9780500516362
    ISBN-10:
    0500516367
    Weight:
    66.4oz
    Dimensions:
    12" x 12" x 1"
    Case Pack:
    6
    File:
    -NortonNorton_051317-20170514.xml
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    $111.00
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