Oldest wristwatch with a co-axial escapement, by Patek Philippe and George Daniels

Oldest wristwatch with a co-axial escapement, by Patek Philippe and George Daniels (co-axial movement; wristwatch)

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Nautilus wristwatch in a stainless steel case by Patek Phillippe, with co-axial escapement fitted by George Daniels, Switzerland/Isle of Man 1981/2.

The movement of this production wristwatch was converted to include a co-axial escapement by George Daniels in 1981, at the request of Patek Philippe. It was fitted with a case and dial in Switzerland and returned to him by early 1982. He wore it continuously for ten years, during which time the escapement performed well, without the need for attention. It is the oldest co-axial wristwatch in existence.Clockmakers' Museum No. 1309

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Category:
Clockmakers
Collection:
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers
Object Number:
L2015-4220
type:
co-axial movement and wristwatch
credit:
Lent by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers