Excitement is building ahead of tomorrow’s first Masterworks of Time auctions at Sotheby’s where a pocket watch by George Daniels, one of the most technically accomplished watches of the 20th century, goes under the hammer.
The George Daniels Space Traveller I, with a pre-sale estimate of $900,000 to $1.3 million, was completed in in 1982 to commemorate the 1969 American moon landing, an event that left a great impression on his life.
The watch was described by Daniels as “the kind of watch you would need on your package tour to Mars”is arguably the most coveted of the 23 pocket watches Mr Daniels made during his life time.
The first moon landing, which took place 50 years ago this summer, is also framing the Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back auction in New York 19 July 19.
The sale is dedicated to the iconic Speedmaster watch during the five decades in which it has been associated with space exploration.