Earlier today, Sotheby’s London sold the George Daniels Space Traveller I for a whopping $4.6 million, making it the most expensive English watch to ever sell at auction. There’s little question that George Daniels is one of the greatest watchmakers of all time and arguably the greatest watchmaker of the twentieth century, so it’s always nice to see his pieces fetch big purses when they do come up for sale. While the Space Traveller isn’t, strictly speaking, the most complicated watch Daniels ever made, it is the most iconic and emblematic of his unique approach to watchmaking. For a serious horological enthusiast, it just doesn’t get much better than this… More here.
Roll your eyes at the price if you like, but it’s kind of a bargain.