Roger W Smith unveiled the Daniels 35th Anniversary wristwatch at the end of last year – a timepiece that is the first and only Daniels wristwatch to have been designed and made in its entirety within the shores of the Isle of Man, where Smith and his watchmaking workshop is based.
The watch boasts the first new practical escapement for 250 years and celebrates the 35th anniversary of Daniels’ co-axial escapement.
It took 16 weeks to construct and features Daniels’ Stop Start mechanism – a power-saving feature that has been used only once previously, in the Daniels fifteen second Remontoire pocket watch, which was completed in 1975.
Only 35 of these 18ct gold timepieces will ever be made, offering watch fans a chance to buy into another piece of Daniels’ – and Smith’s – history as British watchmaking masters.
This article was taken from the January 2013 issue of WatchPro. To read the magazine online, click here.