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Sotheby's to sell one of the world's “most important” watches

Sotheby's to sell one of the world's “most important” watches

One of the world's most important watches could sell for more than $1 million when it goes up for sale at Sotheby's in London next month Made in 1982, the Space Traveller I pocket watch has been described as "One of the most important watches of modern times" Offered from one of the world's pre-eminent watch collections, the Space Traveller I will cross the block on July 5 with an estimate of £700,000 - £1 million.

George Daniels built just 23 pocket watches throughout his remarkable career, and the Space Traveller I is considered perhaps the most significant Daniels originally conceived the watch as a tribute to space travel, which had inspired him during the 1960s, and set about creating a timepiece which could be useful to an astronaut He regretted the decision almost immediately, and swiftly began working on a replacement - the Space Traveller II - which remained in his personal collection as one of his most treasured watches until his passing in 2011.

"For me, 'Masterworks of Time', as we've called it, is absolutely one of the best private collections ever formed," said Daryn Schnipper, Chairman of Sotheby's International Watch Division. . More

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