Master watchmaker George Daniels also liked Vacheron & Constantin

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10/25/2012 - 05:53
Thank Berny! Not suprisingly, he had many chronometers.
10/25/2012 - 03:43
While I don't buy into celebrity endorsements in watch merketing...I do feel that if George Daniels personally owns a watch, it is more aspirational to me than what George Clooney owns, cool Did I say that Mr. Daniels has good taste?  cheeky BR, Daniel Shao
Agree
10/26/2012 - 12:05
Very Nice, do you have the orginal wooden and brass box?
10/26/2012 - 12:12
I bought mine at auction and it did not include the box.  I'm still searching for one, though I'm not terribly optimistic about it.  BR, Dan
Re: Very Nice, do you have the orginal wooden and brass box?
10/26/2012 - 13:10
I do.
The George Daniels has one.
10/26/2012 - 13:11
e
Thanks Berny...and that is a nice box! (nt)
10/26/2012 - 15:39
v&c
Oh god, not another 4261 minute repeater...
10/25/2012 - 05:36
heartheartheartheart  Lot 212 is also a beautiful and important pocket watch from 1916; the full monty with minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and chronograph!  And I'm lovin the Bras en l'Air, although I think they've incorrectly described it as the Mandarin when previously its been called the Seated Buddha (Mandarin version wears a hat).  Thanks Berny laugh
Hi Dean, I couldn't find a Lot 212 (there are only 137?)
10/25/2012 - 06:01
Did you mean Lot 10? AN 18K YELLOW GOLD ONE-MINUTE TOURBILLON WITH DANIELS SLIM CO-AXIAL ESCAPEMENT, MINUTE REPEATING, INSTANTANEOUS PERPETUAL CALENDAR, EQUATION OF TIME, MOON-PHASES, THERMOMETER AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION CIRCA 1987 THE GRAND COMPLICATION WATCH
LOL, Geneva Nov. 13 nt
10/25/2012 - 17:56
nt
Just came back from Sotheby's their VC collection is ASTOUNDING! photo
10/25/2012 - 18:25
to follow soon
Dean, you're looking at the wrong auction!
10/25/2012 - 07:15
nt
I love the provenance!
10/25/2012 - 05:53
And I had no idea that George Daniels had a VC in his collection. I have the feeling that bidding is going to get out of control for Lot 9. Bill
Alex, can VC tell us how many of these Marine Deck Watches were made?
10/25/2012 - 06:05
I once thought I read that approx. 100 were made, for the British Admiralty.  But I cannot find that source anymore. I've seen a few of these come up at Auction (though the same ones have come up multiple times). I'm only asking about this particular model of Deck Watch, with cal 166. BR, Dan
Hi Dan, unfortunately Vc doesn't want to communicate these production
10/25/2012 - 15:11
numbers
Understood, I figured there was no harm in asking, :-) (nt)
10/25/2012 - 16:11
v&c
I ask all the time myself ;-)
10/25/2012 - 16:24
e
Perhaps you can ask for the reason?
10/25/2012 - 19:29
Even when you obtain a C of A, this info isn't provided.  I wonder if it simply is because no one has compiled the data or its considered a trade secret?  If the latter, how does that apply to vintage?  If the former, I have some time....
Its a policy which is shared by almost all Swiss brands. I would think
10/25/2012 - 19:47
that the reason is practical because it would mean that for absolutely every reference the people in the archives department will need to go through the complete archives to compile production numbers. A watch could be made in xx pieces in 1930,  xx pieces in 1935 and xx pieces in 1945 etc.. The amount of work would be just crazy.   Imagine also the responsability risk if a collector buys a watch depending on the numbers announced and it turns out that down the line more watches of that reference were produced. 
So its not just that the Swiss have an affinity
10/25/2012 - 20:09
for secrets? devil
Considering that banking secrecy is almost a
10/26/2012 - 00:49
memory, they now fight for horological secrecy!