Prototype watch movement with co-axial escapement by Patek Philippe

Made:
1901-2000 in England and Geneva

The Clockmakers' Museum/Clarissa Bruce
© The Clockmakers’ Charity

Prototype watch movement with Co-axial escapement by Patek Philippe, Switzerland, c.1981

One of three exceptionally slender wristwatch movements with coaxial escapements, made by the Research and Development Department of Patek Philippe, to assess George Daniels' escapement’s performance.

In his autobiography, George Daniels explains that these movements were not made according to his recommendations and were therefore not a success.

Clockmakers' Museum No. 1076

Details

Category:
Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-3981
type:
watch movement
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers