Obituary: George Daniels

Master watchmaker and horologist Dr George Daniels died on October 21st at his home in England. He was 85 years old.

George Daniels, who crafted 37 superb haute horology watches entirely by himself, was the inventor of the co-axial escapement, which was eventually purchased by Omega.

His impact on horology is of huge significance and he mentored another of the greatest watchmakers of the modern era, English watchmaker Roger Smith — via

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